FDCT FUNDED PROJECTS

PlastiFish

PlastiFish: Methods, effects and risk analysis of microplastics in fishproduction The emerging threat of plastic and chemical pollutants and current accumulation of plastic is a major environmental issue for society worldwide and threatens both ecosystems and economic activities such as tourism, fisheries and aquaculture. A more insidious and damaging problem than macroplastic waste is the …

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SEACHEM

SEACHEM – Comparative study on the functions and mechanisms of action of pheromones in marine echinoderms and fishes in a changing ocean Aquaculture of marine organisms is now the main economic component of China’s marine industry. Among these organisms, fishes and echinoderms take a prominent role because of their nutritional and medicinal value. Although research …

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FISHMUC

FISHMUC – Bioactive properties of external mucus isolated from coastal fish of Macao and Portugal Natural products have always been of unquestionable importance for the identification of molecules useful for humans. For example, approximately 85% of current diseases are treated with products derived from natural sources . However, considering the great variation among bioactive compounds and the large …

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FISHSTRESS

FISHSTRESS – Causes and consequences of the stress response in fish: environmental factors and transgenerational adaptation According to Hans Seyle’s classical definition, the stress response is a “non-specific result of any demand upon the body” to maintain or restore homeostasis . While the stress response is usually adaptive in the sense that allows animals to cope with …

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Bringing Science to Schools in Macao: From Genes to Environment

Bringing Science to Schools in Macao: From Genes to ECOSYSTEMS 將科學帶進澳門的校園:從基因至生態系統 This project aims to support and help students learn science through practical experiences. Bringing Science to the local schools through hands-on laboratory activities and field trips to freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems, would enhance students’ learning, understanding and appreciation of Science. The students can …

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Heavy Metals and Pesticides

Heavy Metals and Pesticides The role of mangroves on the bioaccumulation and citogenotoxic effects of metals and pesticides on the food web of a sub-tropical coastal system Research Team: Chan Shek Kiu (PI) | Karen Arano-Tagulao (co-PI) | Nora Tam (Team Member) | Eduardo Rocha (Team Member) | Patricia Teixeira Cardoso (Consultant).  Mangrove ecosystems are unique habitats which offer a …

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MagIC

MagIC Previous Next WELCOME to the Mag.I.C project! MagIC – Petrology and Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks from Macao: Implications for the Crustal Evolution of Southern China / 澳门火成岩之岩石学与地球化学—对华南地壳演化的影响) This project aimed to develop a detailed digital cartographic map of the igneous rocks of Macao, useful for professionals from different areas and to understand the geological history …

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Bringing Science to Schools in Macao: From Genes to Environment

Bringing Science to Schools in Macao: From Genes to Environment This project aims to support and help students learn life science through actual experiences. Bringing Science in the local schools through hands-on laboratory experiments and field trips would enhance students’ learning, understanding and appreciation of Science. The students can greatly benefit from hands-on laboratory experiments …

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DISRUPT

DISRUPT Environmental Endocrine Disruptors: Current Situation in Macao, Neurobehavioral Effects and Bioremediation Strategies Funded by FDCT, reference 011/2014/A1. ABSTRACT Macao is situated downstream to the heavily industrialized Pearl River Delta region. This places the territory and its inhabitants at risk from the effects of exposure to environmental aquatic pollutants originated from industrial activity. Several reports have …

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DNA Technology workshops for secondary school students

DNA Technology workshops for secondary school students Bringing Science to the local Schools The project mainly consisted of workshops and integrated hand-on activities given to secondary school students.  The workshops are related to DNA extraction and DNA technology investigation activities using PCR.  The project aims to encourage local students to learn and love science by …

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