IBMC (Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular) is a non-profit association of public utility. Our main mission is to foster research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine at the highest international level, to promote postgraduate training of young researchers in these areas and to encourage technology transfer and public engagement with science.

Our vision is to become an international leader in multidisciplinary research into fundamental biological problems, while pursuing scientific innovation and social progress. Since it was founded in June 1991, IBMC has contributed to cutting-edge science within the University of Porto.



The study of living systems and their components

The study of the causes of disease and dysfunction

To elucidate the genetic and environmental mechanisms involved in disease

To devise strategies for treatment, repair and regeneration

Development of new tools and innovative applications for diseases




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