He Andalusian Research, Development and Innovation Plan (PAIDI 2020) for aid to R & D + i has allocated more than Half a million euros for infrastructures and equipment of the IHSM UMA CSIC “La Mayora” in its Teatinos Campus building (Malaga).

Greenhouse of the IHSM UMA CSIC “La Mayora”.

This financial envelope, belonging to the 2019 call, grants the IHSM 645,753 euros, of which 559,506 will be used to create a high performance greenhouse and 86,247 will have the purpose of acquiring scientific equipment for the institution’s Molecular Biology laboratory.

The eight modules for plant growth will have an automated environmental control system, including air conditioning, ventilation, shading, artificial lighting and irrigation, a greenhouse that will have all the technical means to carry out IHSM investigations.

Real-time PCR kit

For the Molecular Biology laboratory, a real-time PCR kit that allows to carry out for studies of quantitative analysis of gene expression and variability (quantitative PCRs, qPCR). Part of this item will also go to the purchase of a high sensitivity and resolution image analyzer for quantification and normalization of northern- and western-blots and documentation of gels and membranes in colorimetric, chemiluminescent, and fluorescent applications of nucleic acids and proteins.

These economic incentives, included in the provisional proposal of said resolution, have been granted in a competitive competition regime by the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Companies and the University and will allow IHSM scientists to continue their research and start new projects.

The grants that are the subject of this call are financed under the Andalusian ERDF Operational Program 2014-2020 within Specific Objective 1 “Boosting research, technological development and innovation” and the financial programming of measure A1122058E0 “R + Infrastructures D Public ยป.

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