BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR MOZAMBIQUE
Support for environmental research AID 12089
The BioForMoz project (Support for Environmental Research) AID 12089 is funded by the Italian Development Cooperation Agency (AICS) and entrusted to the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sassari, to collaborate with the Biotechnology Center of the E. Mondlane University of Maputo in Mozambique.
BioForMoz started on July 1, 2021, and focuses on biodiversity conservation, One Health dynamics, and environmental pollution. The project applies molecular biology and immunology techniques to genetically characterize populations (microbiology, plants, animals, and humans) and diagnose diseases.
Our vision and mission include the development of high-level training programs for masters and PhD students. The collaboration between the Mozambican and Italian staff is a strong point of BioForMoz, facilitated by joint committees. Additionally, the project benefits from scientific excellence through a vast network of Italian institutions and the involvement of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy.
One more strong point is the excellent network of lab facilities including molecular genetics labs at the Center of Biotechnology and at Museum of Natural History.
Help us defend Mozambican biodiversity and promote public health.
The construction of the new Biology Laboratory of the Inhaca Marine Biology Station of the Eduardo Mondlane University has begun, with a public ceremony held on September 31…
Dr. Simone Sabatelli, zoologist from the Sapienza University of Rome, will carry out a 20-day mission starting from 11 September at the Natural History Museum…
Seminar on «Strategy, recording techniques and analytical processing of evidence of crimes against biodiversity»
The Seminar was held on September the 5th at the VIP Hotel in Maputo, organized by the Biotechnology Center UEM and financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation