In the recent call “Concurso para Financiamento de Projetos de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Todos os Domínios Científicos – 2020” organized by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, the Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (CQM) submitted seven Scientific Research and Technological Development Projects (IC&DT) and will participate in two others, totaling a budget worth 1.65 million euros.
The submitted projects that are currently under evaluation fall into the strategic areas under development in the CQM, namely "Health and Well-Being", "Agri-Food Quality" and "Technologies and Resources of the Sea", all of which are to be implemented until 2024. Seven of the nine submitted projects are led by senior members of the CQM.
Aware of the importance of studies in the field, five out of the nine projects submitted by CQM are aimed at scientific research in the areas of cancer and HIV/AIDS, each presenting a transversal approach in several domains, namely Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and, finally, Nanotechnologies – Nanomaterials, which together with Natural Products form the main pillars of research at CQM.
The remaining projects have a multidisciplinary nature and are to be developed in the fields of Silviculture, Environmental Biotechnology, Engineering and Analytical Chemistry. Most of these projects have been organized in partnership with national and international institutions, and if approved, will integrate 60 researchers and create eight new jobs at CQM.
Watch interview here (RTP-M): https://www.rtp.pt/play/p85/telejornal-madeira (16:30)