Health Sciences Research Center
Scientific Coordinator: Ana Paula Coelho Duarte
Avenida Infante D. Henrique
Phone +351 275 329 001
The Health Sciences Research Centre (“Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde”; CICS-UBI) is a Research Unit financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The mission of CICS-UBI is to promote the production of scientific knowledge and background in Health Sciences. The Unit has two research groups of “Hormones and inflammation in health and disease” (HIHD group) and “Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences” (BBS group).
The research activity at CICS-UBI involves:
- The development of research from the basic to the clinical and epidemiological points of view. These research lines include domains such as neurodegeneration, endocrinology and reproduction, hypersensitivity and inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases;
- The development of procedures integrating different technological subjects to respond to the new challenges of producing or modifying products or processes relevant for industrial application or with biomedical interest.
The CICS-UBI obtained the classification VERY GOOD in the last FCT evaluation.
The CICS-UBI facilities cover an area of 1830 square meters, which include common laboratories and specific facilities with a
functional organisation. Some of the specific facilities are used to perform general tasks such as cold room and the freezers room
for samples storage, solutions room, washing and sterilization room centrifugation room and a facility used for tissue processing
samples. More specific facilities are the animal facilities, cell culture laboratory, fluorescence microscopy laboratory, polymerase
chain reaction laboratory, nucleic acids electrophoresis laboratory, protein electrophoresis and western blotting laboratory,
radioactivity laboratory, cytometry laboratory, cardiovascular physiology laboratory, chromatography laboratories, microbiology laboratories, proteomics laboratory, micro-calorimetry laboratory, NMR laboratory and organic synthesis laboratory.
All these facilities are conveniently equipped to develop high level research in the scope of the research lines approved by the Scientific Council of CICS-UBI.