ITQB NOVA has a strong expertise in Molecular Biosciences, covered by four broad scientific disciplines: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Molecular and Structural Biology, Biotechnology and Systems Biology, and Chemical Biology. These scientific disciplines drive ITQB NOVA research, contributing to strategic Societal Challenges focused on the well-being of human societies (Molecular Basis of Health and Disease) and on the environment (Biological Resources and Sustainable Development).
Research activities are currently integrated in Research Units, which involve researchers from other institutions. ITQB NOVA coordinates two Research Units – MOSTMICRO and Green-it - and is further involved in a third one – iNOVA4Health. MOSTMICRO and iNOVA4Health operate in the area of Health and Green-it operates in the area of the environment.
At ITQB NOVA, Research Laboratories are organized into five Research Divisions - Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Biology, Plant Sciences, and Technology. In many cases the allocation of a particular Laboratory to a Division is an organizational convenience and collaboration between Divisions is strongly encouraged.
The diversity of expertise present at ITQB NOVA contributes to the multidisciplinary atmosphere that makes this Institute unique in the country.
Research at ITQB NOVA is mainly supported by contracted projects (upon evaluation) with national and international R&D funding agencies such as Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia or the European Commission.
Research developed at ITQB NOVA can sometimes create real opportunities for applications either through patent submissions or by the creation of start-up companies. This competence is achieved by ITQB NOVA´s association with IBET. IBET is the largest private, non-profit biotechnology research organization in Portugal and its goal is to transfer scientific knowledge to industrial applications.
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