The Yeast Genomics Lab describes the first indication of domestication of wine and cider yeast Saccharomyces uvarum This new study, “A Gondwanan imprint on global diversity and domestication of wine and cider yeast Saccharomyces uvarum”, published in Nature Communications, describes the use of a population genomics approach to perform a comprehensive phylogeographic survey of S. uvarum with special focus on the detection, for the first time, of fingerprints of domestication in this species.  
PTNMR coordinated by Eurico Cabrita was recommended to integrate the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures In the recent FCT call for the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR) coordinated by Prof. Eurico Cabrita was recommended to integrate the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures and was classified as Category 1 - by having demonstrated high scientific potential and being considered to have high strategic regional and/or national relevance.   
Eurico Cabrita appointed to represent Portugal on COST Action CM1306 Eurico Cabrita, head of the Bio-NMR Spectroscopy and Porfessor at the Chemistry Department -FCT-UNL, has been appointed to represent Portugal, between 2014-2017, on the Management Committee of COST Action CM1306 "Understanding movement and mechanism in molecular machines".   Within the scope of the same action, Manuela Pereira from Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) - NOVA was also appointed to represent Portugal on the Management Committee.   For more information about this COST Action please visit:
Viviana Correia awarded the best poster in the 3rd ENURS & ESRF Day On April 8th, Viviana Correia was awarded the Prize for Best Poster entitled “Implementation of the Microarray Technology for studying molecular interactions of the bacterial Cellulosome”, in the 3rd ENURS & ESRF Day.