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Exploring new sources of coffee resistance to leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) (PTDC/ASP-PLA/29779/2017) funded by FCT (2019-2022). Partners: ISA/ULisboa (coordenador), FCUL (BioISI), ICETA/CiBio-InBIO

Agreement  for Scientific Research collaboration  CN-2019-0198 between CIFC/Instituto Superior de Agronomia/Universidade de Lisboa and CENICAFÉ/Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia - FEDERCAFÉ (2019-2020). Funded by FEDERCAFÉ 

HDT-Coffee - Unraveling Timor hybrid resistance to coffee rust by genomic approaches (PTDC/ASP-PLA/32429/2017) funded by FCT (2018-2021). Partners: ICETA/CiBio-InBIO (coordinator); ISA, Universidade de Lisboa

Pathogenomics of coffee leaf rust to probe virulence mechanisms and diagnostic markers (PTDC/ASP-PLA/29189/2017) funded by FCT (2018-2021). Partners: FCUL (coordinator); ISA, Universidade de Lisboa

Molecular breeding of chestnut for resistance to Phytophthora cinnamomi, the causal agent of root rot (PTDC/ASP-PLA/28760/201) funded by FCT (2018-2021). Partners: INIAV (coordinator); ITQB/UNL; ISA, Universidade de Lisboa

Studying and modelling the responses of olive cultivars to populations of anthracnose pathogens under different agroecological conditions and fruit ripening stages to improve the sustainability of yield and virgin olive oil quality (PTDC/ASP-PLA/28547/2017) funded by FCT (2018-2021). Partners: ISA, Universidade de Lisboa(coordinator), Escola Superior Agrária de Castelo Branco

Research Agreement in the scope of the project “Strategie di coffee design per il futuro del caffe’ Arabica». Funded by Illycaffè Company. Partners: ISA, Universidade de Lisboa; Illycaffè Company (Italy)

Efficient Screening Techniques to Identify Mutant Plants with Resistance to Disease.
Project Officer: I. Ingelbrecht and S. Nielen (FAO/AIEA Division - Joint FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency)
In the scope of this project it was signed the RESEARCH CONTRACT CIFC/ISA/ ULisboa - FAO/AIEA Division (Viena, Austria) “Characterization of rust races to support the identification of coffee mutants” funded by FAO/AIEA Division (2016-2018)

A new paradigm on fungal nuclear cycles? An investigation to the widespread occurrence of diploid nuclei throughout the life cycle of rust fungi and comparison with other Pucciniomycotina (FCT/PTDC/BIA-MIC/1716/2014) funded by FCT (2016-2019). Partners: ISA/ULisboa (coordenação), CFE/FCT/Universidade de Coimbra, UIC/Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, UCIBIO/FCT/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Characterizing and monitoring cashew economically important diseases in West Africa as a prospective measure for sustainable production: a case study on Guinea Bissau. (PTDC/AGR-PRO/5727/2014) funded by FCT (2017-2020).
Partners: BioFIG/FC ULisboa (FFCUL) (Coordinator), ISA/ULisboa, Jean Piaget University of Guinea-Bissau.

Pathogenic, cytological and epidemiological studies to achieve coffee varieties with durable resistance to leaf rust at Yunnan Province funded by FCT and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (2014-2017)
Partners: CIFC/ISA/ULisboa, DTARI (China)
In the scope of this project it was signed a RESEARCH CONTRACT (funded by DTARI) for rust races characterization, screening of disease resistance and training

Caracterização funcional e citológica de genes de Hemileia vastatrix expressos durante o processo de infeção do cafeeiro. Funded by DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Autauschdienst (2013-2014)
Partners: CIFC/IICT, Universidade de Hohenheim (Germany)

Agreement CIFC/IICT - CENICAFÉ - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones de Café (Colombia)
Screening of coffee resistance to Colletotrichum kahawae
(2013- 2014).
Funded by Federcafé - Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (Colombia)

Population genomics of virulence adaptation in coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix).
(PTDC/AGR-GPL/119943/2010) funded by FCT (2012-2017)
Partners: CIFC/IICT - Coordinator, FC/UL (Centro de Biologia Ambiental), IBET (Forest Biotech Group) (Portugal).

The pathogen’s perspective of molecular plant-microbe interactions: genes expressed during the infection process of coffee leaf rust - Hemileia vastatrix (PTDC/AGR-GPL/114949/2009) funded by FCT (2011-2014)
Partners: CIFC/IICT - Coordinator, ITQB/UNL (Plant Cell Biology Lab.) (Portugal), University of Konstanz (Germany).

Search for candidate protein biomarkers of Coffea arabica resistance to Hemileia vastatrix (leaf rust). (PTDC/AGR-GPL/109990/2009) funded by FCT (2011-2014)
Partners: CIFC/IICT - Coordinator, ITQB/UNL (Plant Cell Biology Lab.), IHMT (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical) (Portugal).

Unravelling defence mechanisms underlying coffee resistance to Colletotrichum kahawae. (PTDC/AGR-GPL/112217/2009) funded FCT (2011-2014)
Partners: CIFC/IICT - Coordinator, BioFIG/FCUL (Portugal), CRF (Kenya).

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