In 2016, we gave Research Grants for research varying from Deep-sea Bacterial Community Structure to Codon Usage Sequence Space of Hepatitis A Virus Populations. FEMS Research Grantees, whose applications were approved in 2016, can be found here. FEMS Research Grantees, whose applications were approved in 2015, can be found here.
Having the opportunity to fully explore the CLSM techniques with state-of-the-art equipment allowed me to integrate the global microbiological data I gathered in Portugal with the spatial distribution of bacterial cells and extracellular polymeric substances within biofilms. I strongly believed that this short-term fellowship was the ideal opportunity to expand my research skills and a crucial step for my future as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of food microbiology.”—Luciana Gomes
This Research Grant gave me the opportunity to integrate a laboratory with a long and recognized experience at international level in genetics of bacterial populations resistant to antibiotics, biocides and heavy metals. It allowed me to learn new methodologies and concepts related to genomics and bioinformatics (tools for analysis of core and accessory genome), ensuring me the development of theoretical and practical skills in cutting-edge technologies, which already contributed to strengthen my scientific background and will certainly contribute to a successful investigation plan and future career plans, enhanced by the prospect of internationalization.” —Carla Rodrigues
Mycobacteria show a high degree of intrinsic resistance to most antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. The low permeability of the mycobacterial cell wall, with its unusual structure, is now known to be a major factor in this resistance.