Research Units

The Molecular, Structural and Cellular Microbiology Unit (MOSTMICRO-ITQB) is a Research Unit of ITQB NOVA, created in 2013.

It aims to advance fundamental knowledge of living organisms, with emphasis on important bacterial pathogens and technologically relevant microorganisms, towards improving human and environmental health.

MOSTMICRO-ITQB encompasses hundreds of researchers, from 34 independent labs, organised into 10 scientific groups, as well as an additional group for Science Communication, Funding, and Innovation. Its research revolves around three thematic lines: Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Processes, Anti-Infective Strategies Against Microbial Pathogens, and Microbial Factories for Health and Sustainability.

iNOVA4Health is a translational medicine programme organizing the efforts of biomedical researchers involved in i) biological understanding of disease, lead compounds and biopharmaceuticals pre-discovery, ii) technological scientists involved in preclinical development, and iii) clinicians involved in early clinical and first-in-man clinical trials from institutions within Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

This research unit is coordinated by iBET in a joint effort with three other partners – ITQB NOVA, CEDOC NMS and IPOLFG.

It comprises 17 research groups that focus on three thematic lines: Neurological and Vision Disorders, Cardio-Metabolic Disorders and Cancer.

The GREEN-IT Bioresources for Sustainability is a research unit coordinated by ITQB NOVA, which also involves research groups from IGC, iBET, INIAV and INSA. This Research Unit addresses the challenge of ensuring food security and adequate resources for a growing human population, by deciphering the basic mechanisms of plant-environment interactions and translating knowledge into innovation for plant breeding, while guaranteeing environmental sustainability.

This is a research unit of Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) dedicated to biological and biomedical research, placing science at the heart of society.

IGC fosters open science and discovery towards the benefit of humankind, aligned with the vision of the Gulbenkian Foundation of knowledge-based progress towards a sustainable planet.

This unit hosts 400 scientists from 41 different nationalities, which make up 30 different research groups, 10 facilities and 13 support services that develop their work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.