The ICVS is a R&D Unit incorporated in the
School of Medicine (EM)
University of Minho
, strategically located in the Northern region of Portugal within a fast growing Cluster of Biomedical Science, Technology and Healthcare institutions, being organized around four interdisciplinary Research Domains: Microbiology and Infection, Neurosciences, Surgical Sciences, and Population Health.
The ICVS has an overall area of approximately 6000 m2. Its technological platform consists of high standard laboratories, with state-of-the-art scientific equipments for areas such as Cell and Tissue Culture, Electrophysiology, Biosafety Level 2 and 3, Molecular Biology, Imagiology, Microscopy Imaging, Neuroanatomy/Neuroimaging, Histology, Biological Resources, Cytometry, Endoscospy as well as a fully equipped Centre for Animal Experimentation including areas for behavioural studies, experimental infections and surgical techniques.
More than 250 researchers with complementary academic backgrounds are presently working at the ICVS. The biomedical, translational and clinical research results in more than 100 publications/year in international top-level scientific journals. Many of the ICVS researchers, including young scientists and MDs, have been honoured with awards for their scientific achievements.