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Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular - IBMC

Category(ies): Academic Institutions; R&D Institutions


Address: Rua do Campo Alegre, 823; 4150-180 Porto; Portugal

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Keyword(s): Cell Biology, Immunity, Infection, Neurobiology, Structural Biology

IBMC is part of the i3S Research Unit, recently evaluated by the FCT and classified as "Exceptional". i3S is a multidisciplinary institution with the mission of promoting research and innovation in the Health Sciences at the highest international level, carry out graduate training and contribute to solve current social challenges in the areas of Cancer, Neurobiology and Host Interaction and Response. IBMC is organized in three thematic units: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience and Molecular and Cell Biology, with 49 research groups and over 200 researchers that pursue more than 100 projects funded nationally or internationally. We host researchers funded by various sources and Lecturers from faculties of the University of Porto. IBMC supports graduate training in PhD programs and currently host 220 PhD students. We explore technology transfer and industry contract research demonstrating our commitment for the translation of research into value for society. We have a policy of share core scientific services, including Light and Electron Microscopy, Protein Production and Purification, Cell Culture and Genotyping, Flow Cytometry, Analytical Biochemistry, High-Throughput screening and Animal Facility. Given the social implications and public interest our work, we actively encouraged our researchers to engage in public activities such as school talks and projects, science fairs and other public events and science-media cooperation. ( and

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Margarida Oliveira

Board of directors Secretariat

+351 226 074 900

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