Fruit ripening
Molecular, physiological and biochemical mechanisms of fruit ripening, postharvest control
Fruit defense
Molecular, and biochemical mechanisms of fruit response to abiotic and biotic stresses, sustainable agriculture, functional microbiome
Gene editing
Functional analysis based on omics data for improvement of fruit crops
about us

Fruit biotechnology for the sustainable future of fruit farming and industry



Grapes do not only possess intrinsic nutritional value, but they are also valuable due to the ever growing wine market.

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Tomato possesses a significant nutritional value and is one of the most widely consumed crops worldwide.

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Other fruits

Other fruits

We have occasional biotechnological projects in other fruit species and crops.

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what we do

Fruit crops improvement based on multiomics and functional analysis using gene editing

Transcriptomics, Transcriptional profiling
Metabolomics,   Metabolic profiling
Functional analysis, CRISPR
@fruitfgb 📣We congratulate Flávio Soares for the notable defence of his PhD dissertation! He explained the role of 𝘎𝘙𝘈𝘚 trans……
@fruitfgb On #diaabertociencias22, @FortesMargarida shared with high school and undergraduate students the importance of frui……
@fruitfgb 📢 We welcome our new student Viktoria Forte. She’s a MSc student from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and du……
@fruitfgb RT @cmbranquinho: As aulas de Ecologia da Licenciatura em Biologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa!
@fruitfgb At #integrape 4th Annual Meeting several topics on grapevine research in the context of environmental transition we……