Champalimaud Center for the Unknown Lab

The Neurobiology of action lab is located in the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU). The CCU is located in the Lisbon waterfront of Pedrouços, near the Tower of Belém.


It is a multidisciplinary centre for translational research of excellence, with the best possible conditions to attract and retain the best researchers, academics and medical doctors from Portugal and abroad in the fields of neurosciences and oncology.

The CCU has laboratories for basic and clinical research, an ambulatory care centre, a vivarium, an auditorium, conference rooms, teaching facilities and an exhibition area. The centre will foster front line research in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, neurosciences and behaviour, and oncology, as well as post-graduate and doctorate programmes, and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

IGC – Oeiras Lab

While we ultimate the final move to the CCU, some part of the neurobiology of action lab is still in the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC). The IGC is located in the campus of Oeiras, on the Tagus bank, some 20km from Lisbon.

IGC campus

The campus includes other basic and applied research institutions in biology, biotechnology and chemistry (the Institute for Chemical and Biological Technology (ITQB) of the New University of Lisbon, the Institute for Experimental Biology and Technology (IBET), and the National Agronomical Station (EAN), of the Ministry for Agriculture) with complementary interests and competences: protein structure and design, synthesis and theory of chemicals with biological interest, molecular microbiology, plant biotechnology, fermentation, downstream processing, etc).

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