portugueseCentre for IntegratedStructuralBIOlogy

The Portuguese Centre for Integrated Structural Biology (PCISBIO) integrates research groups from ITQB-UNL, FCT-UNL, FC-UL, UC, UA, UP, UM and IBET. A protocol has been established between these Institutions delegating the representation of Portugal to ITQB and defining the contribution of each Institution in the financial membership of Instruct.

Since 2017 to the end of 2020, Instruct has secured 3.950 million euros within Horizon 2020 for expanding the implementation of its services to the community. The aim of the new project, Instruct-ULTRA, is to advance the scope and efficiency of Instruct service delivery. ITQB is one of the 14 members of Instruct-ULTRA.

PCISBIO integrates two established National Instrument Networks:


Maria Arménia Carrondo, ITQB-UNL

Scientific Committee:

Portuguese NMR network – Eurico Cabrita, FCT-UNL; Manolis Matzapetakis, ITQB-UNL, Brian Goodfellow UA,

Portuguese MS network- Maria Helena Florêncio, FC-UL, Carlos Cordeiro, FC-UL; Francisco Amado, UA.

X-ray Crystallography – Pedro Pereira, IBMC-UP; Maria João Romão, FCT-UNL; Alekos Athanasiadis, IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência); Margarida Archer, ITQB-UNL

Protein Production - Isabel Sá Correia, IST-UL, Leonor Cancela, UAlg, Pedro Pereira, IBMC-UP, Carlos Fontes, FMV-UL

Light Microscopy- Paula Sampaio, IBMC-UP; José Rino, IMM-UL; José Feijó, IGC, Rui Malhó, FC-UL, Inês Araújo, UAlg

Executive Committee:

Maria João Romão – FCT-UNL

Eurico Cabrita – FCT-UNL

Pedro Pereira – IBMC-UP

Rui Brito – FCT-UC

Maria Helena Florêncio – FC-UL

João Rocha - UA

Coordinator’s contact:

Prof. Maria Arménia Carrondo





Portugal has set up the Portuguese Centre for Integrated Structural Biology (PCISBIO) which was approved as an Affiliate Centre of Instruct. This Centre integrates research groups from six Portuguese Universities and one private non-profit Institution. Since 2012 the Portuguese participation at Instruct has been financially supported by the Portuguese funding agency, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, and from 2018 onwards ITQB will represent Portugal at Instruct and the support will be endorsed by those institutions.

2013 Design by: Ana Luísa Carvalho (almc@fct.unl.pt)

We would like to call your attention to the fact that researchers from all Portuguese research institutes and universities can apply and benefit from the activities organized by Instruct, even if they are not integrated in one of the founding member universities.

Don’t miss the next PCISBIO Day to be held in ITQB (Oeiras)

July 5th, 2018