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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) is the main funding agency for research in Portugal and is responsible for following and implementing the bilateral and multilateral international agreements in science and technology. FCT is a public autonomous institute under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Science. FCT’s mission consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that become available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and wellbeing of the general public. This mission is mainly accomplished through financing subsequent to the evaluation of the merit of proposals presented by institutions, research teams or individuals in public open calls, and also through cooperation agreements and other forms of support in partnership with universities and other public or private institutions.

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Maria João Fernandes

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José Antão

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