The Associate Laboratory Life Sciences for a Healthy and Sustainable Future (LS4FUTURE) is a unique infrastructure in Portugal dedicated to the study of Life Sciences, at different levels of complexity through fundamental, applied, and translational research. It brings together three research units — MOSTMICRO-ITQB, GREEN-IT and iNOVA4Health — and five institutions, ITQB NOVA and NOVA Medical School, from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, iBET, the Gulbenkian Science Institute and IPO Lisbon, gathering top level scientists and critical mass in this area.
LS4FUTURE subscribes to the One Health concept, working towards environmental and human health to ensure a sustainable future for humankind and our planet. We rely on our distinctive expertise in fundamental, clinical, and applied research and strong complementarity, coupled with strategic partnerships in Health, Industry, Education, Government and Municipalities.
Being composed of diverse actors, from complementary sectors, LS4FUTURE goes beyond the impact of its Research Units, tackling problems in a transdisciplinary and comprehensive way, providing effective solutions for current and emerging societal challenges. By combining public and private (not for profit) institutions from the sectors of Higher Education, Research, Industry Interface and Hospitals, LS4FUTURE will have a profound impact in the research and innovation landscape in the area of Life Sciences in Portugal and Europe.
The LS4FUTURE Associate Laboratory is coordinated by Inês Cardoso Pereira (ITQB NOVA).