Biotechnology Centre of Azores

Biotechnology Centre of Azores
Faculty of Sciences and Tecnology
University of Azores


Contact information

Rua Capitão João d'Ávila - Pico da Urze
9700 - 042 Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira

The Biotechnology Centre of Azores, University of Azores (CBA-UAc), located in the Azores Archipelago, Portugal, is a research institution that aims to foster and conduct fundamental and applied scientific research to contribute to the Azores development, and produce knowledge to be used worldwide.
We have skills and competences in: a) plant biotechnology, namely plant tissue culture, genetic studies and germplasm conservation, b) molecular phytopathology, study of plants defense mechanisms and microorganisms with potential for pest control as biopesticides based in laboratory and small scale field assays, c) animal biotechnology, cell cultures, genotyping and assisted reproduction, d) food biotechnology, among other capacities. To fulfill these objectives the infrastructure holds fully equipped laboratories that allow research programs in molecular biology, genetics, plant, animal and food biotechnology, microscopy, microbiology and phytopathology, being molecular biology and genetics the core unit's.

This page was last updated 17-07-2014