• 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  

  • A paper from CESAM researchers was accepted for publication on Environmental Science & Technology journal

    The paper “Structural features and pro-inflammatory effects of water-soluble organic matter in inhalable fine urban air particles” (, from the Environmental Processes & Pollutants research group, in partnership with researchers from iBiMED and QOPNA & LAVQ-REQUIMTE from the University of Aveiro, has recently been accepted for publication in the prestigious journal Environmental Science & Technology. The article was also selected for the cover of Environmental Science & Technology journal, Volume 54, number 2, to be published in January 2020.

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