• Project TraSeaFood on the traceability of geographic origin of marine resources was presented at ECOMARE

    A presentation workshop took place December 10 at ECOMARE (University of Aveiro), featuring project TraSeafood - Traceability of Geographic Origin as an Intelligent Appreciation Path for Endogenous Marine Resources (PTDC / BIA-BMA / 29491/2017). This project is supported by FCT/MEC through national funds, and co-funding by FEDER, within the PT2020 Partnership Agreement and Compete 2020. The whole project research team was present at the workshop, as well as representatives of Autoridade Marítima Nacional, Direção-Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos (DGRM), Direção-Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária (DGAV) and several other partner entities that are part of the stakeholders’ committee of project TraSeafood. Speakers presented the biogeochemical and biochemical techniques employed, as well as the statistical models developed, that already allowed to establish the best methodologies to achieve a reliable traceability of the geographical origin of various marine organisms collected along the Portuguese continental coast and Galicia. TraSeafood project will continue until May 31, 2021 assisting law enforcement agencies to combat illegal fishing and expose fraudulent practices and/or threats to public health.

  • Special Issue on Functional Aquafeeds co-edited by CESAM researchers Miguel C. Leal and Ricardo Calado

    Miguel C. Leal and Ricardo Calado, researchers at CESAM and members of the Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA) research group, co-edited a Special Issue on Functional Aquafeeds published by the Journal of the World Aquaculture Nutrition (Wiley). In the editorial of this Special Issue both researchers highlight that “lack of suitable legal frameworks that encompass the most recent scientific breakthroughs often postpone their use by the industry. If such regulatory bottlenecks arise for functional aquafeeds, aquaculture may not be able to deliver the world its much needed sustainably farmed protein.” [Caption of image: Infographic of the Featured article in JWAS Special Issue Functional Aquafeeds]

  • Conference "Lipids in the Ocean"

    The Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA) / CESAM and the Mass Spectrometry Centre from the University of Aveiro have the great pleasure to bring forward the 2ndedition of the Conference Lipids in the Ocean, that will be held at University of Aveiro from 17-19 of November 2020.  We are pleased to offer a scientific programme covering different areas of Marine Lipids, and we will have the participation of keynote lecturers and other recognized experts from different countries, that already confirmed their participation in the conference. The motivation of this International Conference is to bring together researchers, students and stakeholders, from academia and industries, to shape knowledge, expertise and research developments in the Marine Lipids topics: Session 1– Marine lipidomics and its applications Session 2– Lipids in changing ocean and climate changes Session 3– Lipids as biomarkers in trophic sea webs Session 4– Green lipids from the ocean (seaweeds, microalgae, and macrophytes) Session 5– Marine lipids biotechnology: prospects and applications Session 6– Seafood traceability using lipids Keynote Speakers -          John Harwood | Cardiff University, School of Biosciences, United Kingdom -          Isabel Medina| Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, SCIC, Spain -          Jorge Spangenberg | UNIL, Switzerland -          David Pond | University of Stirling, Scotland -          Marleen De Troch | Marine Biology Research Group, Ghent University, Belgium Details about the conference can be seen in the webpage ( We invite you to participate in this International Conference!   On behalf of the organization Rosário Domingues Marine Lipidomics Laboratory University of Aveiro  

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