genomics, metagenomics, bioinformatics, microalgae and cyanobacteria
3_Exploring synergies across sectors
We are interesting in exploring marine diversity by means of NGS and or bioinformatics tools. In addition we can contribute with Data management plans and specific tools for RNA-Seq, Single cells Seq and Metagenomics. We alvo have interest in genome mining from cyanobacteria and diatoms.
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. The IGC is an international biomedical research and graduate training institute, dedicated to promoting multidisciplinary science of excellence. It was established by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1961, and it is still generously supported by the Foundation. Research at the IGC is organism centered, hypothesis driven, integrative and multidisciplinary in approach. The focus is on the genetic bases of development and evolution of complex systems, with a strong theoretical/computational component. There is a strong service tradition, from its inception hosting the first scientific computing center in Portugal, to the current participation of the European Mouse Mutant Archive. The IGC has multiple core facilities that support its own research work as well as the Portuguese Scientific Community at large, including a Bioinformatics Core facility that provides direct user support, engages in collaborative research work, and well as developing data warehousing solutions for the research groups.
The IGC embraces four major missions: 1) to identify, educate and incubate new research leaders, providing state-of-the-art facilities and full financial and intellectual autonomy to pursue research projects; 2) to export new scientific leaders to other research centres and academia, in Portugal and abroad; 3) to provide international graduate teaching and training programmes; and 4) to promote a science-based culture and the values of science in society, as well as the active participation of society in scientific research, through engagement with different communities and stakeholders. The IGC is characterised by its strong interdisciplinary culture and. It hosts a diverse set of 37 small and cohesive autonomous research groups, on a rolling five scheme, including about 8 groups devoted to mathematical modelling and computational biology, the largest among Portuguese institutions.
In its role as a host institution with core funding from the Gulbenkian Foundation, the IGC has provided a supportive and stimulating intellectual environment to almost 80 largely externally funded research groups since 1998, half of which have moved on to other research centres, mainly in Portugal. These young scientists have made major contributions to our understanding of auto-immune and infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, cancer, ageing and genetics. IGC scientists have been very successful in winning external competitive grants, from national and international sources including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Human Frontiers Science Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Research Council.