CAMP - Computational Analysis of MicroRNAs in Plants (CAMP)

Type: National Project

Duration: from 2012 Mar 01 to 2015 Feb 28

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The objective of this project is to develop new computational tools for the study of miRNA-mediated gene regulation. The methods that will be developed will focus on plant genomes, in particular woody plants. The reasons for this are pragmatic. First, the biogenesis and the binding of miRNA to their targets are different in animal and plants, and therefore the computational methods need to be specialised for either kingdom. Between the two, the plant miRNA bioinformatics is less developed and hence offers more research opportunities. Secondly, and crucially, this project intends to complement and to capitalise on the public investment already made in other projects run by (part of) our team, namely the FCT-funded GeneGLobWq and migroEGO projects, both dedicated to woody plants, in particular Eucalyptus species that are of great importance for Portugal's economy.

Partnerships

  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • INRIA (Other)
  • Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical (Other) -Portugal

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