Consortium

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Project coordinator

FCT is the Portuguese national research funding agency for science, research and technology in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science. FCT funds and coordinates scientific research activities in Portugal. Its mission is to continuously promote the advancement of knowledge in science and technology in Portugal, attain the highest international standards in quality and competitiveness, in all scientific and technological domains, and encourage its dissemination and active role in society and in economic growth.

Universidade do Minho (UMINHO)
Project scientific coordinator

UMINHO is a Research University turned towards the surrounding socioeconomic environment and engaged in the valorisation of the chain of knowledge - Research, Development and Innovation with a strong degree of internationalization. The ICVS/3B's Associate Laboratory is part of UMINHO, focusing its activities in the Health Sciences, namely in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, and in Engineering/Materials Science and Biomaterials. The 3B´s is one of the most productive and cited groups in Portugal, providing research on biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and stem cells. ICVS is organised around three interdisciplinary research domains: “Microbiology and Infection”, “Neurosciences” and “Surgical Sciences.

University College London
Project partner

UCL is one of the pre-eminent universities, both in Europe and the world. UCL has a very broad range of subject areas, from science and engineering, through to the humanities, such as languages and history. One of UCL´s great academic strengths is biomedicine, and as a subject area, it is recognised worldwide in almost all areas as being world leading. Particular strengths exist in certain subject areas, and examples include neurology, cancer, orthopaedics and more broadly regenerative medicine. UCL has one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial communities of any university in the UK. Its expansion in the move of technological innovation out into real use has been in the biomedical sector of UCL driven by very strong and coordinated links with several hospital partners.

Universidade do Porto (UPORTO)
Project partner

UPORTO is recognised for its high expertise in relevant scientific fields, such as life and health sciences. The I3S consortium of UPORTO that involves three institutions (Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP) and the Institute for Biomedical engineering (INEB) has competences in basic, translational and clinical research to tackle major questions in the biomedical field, namely in cancer, neurodegeneration, infection and tissue repair.

Universidade de Aveiro (UAVR)
Project partner

UAVR is a young university with a strong research profile with already achieved international recognition for the quality of both its teaching and its research. UAVR is also recognised for its high expertise in relevant scientific fields, such as life and health sciences. The Institute for Research in Biomedicine – iBiMED is part of the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials of UAVR. It produces new knowledge, translating basic research results into medical and commercial applications and promoting translational and preventive medicine.

Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Project partner

UNL is recognised for its high expertise in relevant scientific fields, such as in chemistry, life sciences, and associated technologies, biology and drug discovery, bioprocess development, as well as in biomedical and clinical research. Its research centres, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB), the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET), and the Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) have research groups that work in the topics in the area of regenerative and precision or personalised medicine.

Universidade de Lisboa (ULISBOA)
Project partner

ULISBOA brings together research centres of excellence in the field of Regenerative and Precision Medicine. These are Instituto de Medicina Molecular - IMM and Instituto de Bioengenharia e Biociências – IBB that foster basic and disease-oriented research in biomedicine. Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa - INESC-ID) develops computational methods, tools and databases for the analysis of biological and biomedical data and Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores para os Microsistemas e as Nanotecnologias - INESC-MN) provides research on BioMEMS and microfluidic systems for biodetection and cell culture.