CEOT is a research center based in the University of Algarve that was established in 2003 as a result of a collaborative effort of several young scientists in the areas of electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications. Today CEOT is composed of a multidisciplinary blend of researchers in the fields of informatics, computer science, electronics, physics and biology, following a research strategy towards an integrated approach to networks, electronics and sensing applications in biology.
(DE) PLANT SCIENCES
Our research is mostly focused on the development of new antimicrobial approaches to address the issue of bacterial infections in agriculture, as well as problem of multi-drug resistance in human and veterinary medicine. Currently we concentrate on the three major research areas:
1. Nanomaterials for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
- What is the molecular, genetic, physiological and biochemical background for solar and fermentative biohydrogen production of organisms with oxygenic photosynthesis?
- How can we make use of this natural biohydrogen production of microorganisms biotechnologically for the production of hydrogen in the technical scale?
- How is the worldwide distribution of hydrogen producing enzymes in marine and freshwater environments and what is the ecological role of these enzymes?
Phytotoxicity of chemical contaminants of the water environment: physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of plants and green algae to pharmaceuticals, herbicides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Factors influencing the cell cycle of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Transient and stable transformation of selected plant and green algae species: production of recombinant proteins, lipids and waxes.