Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Inauguration of the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability (IB-S)

The newborn IB-S - Institute of Science and Innovation for the Bio-Sustainability (http://ib-s.uminho.pt/) is a research partnership between the Research Units from Minho University, CBMA and ISISE (Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering), for the development of cutting-edge research and innovation in the combined sustainability of built and natural environments. 

The IB-S was inaugurated on October 11, in campus of Gualtar, in Braga and the official ceremony was attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, the Assistant Secretary of State and Environment, José Mendes, the president of CCDR-N, Fernando Freire de Sousa, and the rector António M. Cunha. 

The IB-S wants to put science at the service of a sustainable model of life, with higher quality of built and natural environments. It will also help to create spin-offs, promote post-graduate training and disseminate knowledge, together with companies, municipalities, associations, individuals and scientific and technological units. 

Exhibition Foto | Grafia da Ciência is hosted at IB-S

The exhibition FOTO | GRAFIA da Ciência (Photo | Script of Science), in display at IB-S, presents a set of words, created with researchers day-to-day laboratory material, which correspond to concepts that Science must be imbued. The idea for this exhibition was born from a CBMA project of dissemination and communication of science.

CBMA, aware of its role and responsibility in the promotion of knowledge, scientific culture and critical thinking, is committed to contribute to increase the perception of the population regarding the importance of Science, Technology and Innovation in the development and in the well-being of society.

Interaction between scientists and society is fundamental for the involvement of the population in the social implications of research, as well as for a better understanding of the underlying scientific process. Thus, CBMA develops and participates in initiatives and projects that aim to bring scientists closer to society, such as the exhibition FOTO | GRAFIA DA CIÊNCIA.

The design of the exhibition FOTO | GRAFIA DA CIÊNCIA is the responsibility of Inês Braga and Hugo Araújo.




- Vídeo promocional do IB-S (2m27s)
- Vídeo do Dia 1 do IB-S (1m04s)
- Vídeo do workshop e da cerimónia inaugural (7h24m)
- Reportagem da AAUMTV (2m53s)
- Reportagem Porto Canal (2m21s)
- Reportagem UMDicas

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