ICBAS - Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

One Health


The ICBAS , since its foundation in 1975, has considered itself as a multidisciplinary institution in Life Sciences.

Currently, the school occupies a unique space in Portugal, both in teaching and research, as it integrates the three basic areas of the One Health concept (human, animal, and environmental health).


The vision of ICBAS is to make the concept of One Health central to its activity. In line with this perspective, ICBAS adopted the motto “One School, One Health”, meeting the need to mobilize the community to promote synergies and complementarities between different areas of knowledge, both in research and in high-level training.


Our mission is to train students with a holistic perspective across the human, animal, and environmental sectors, and to promote interdisciplinary and synergistic research to improve public health for all.

The participation of ICBAS in the following institutes and research units of the U.Porto reinforces its integrative mission:

- Centre for Animal Science Studies | Centro de Estudos em Ciência Animal (CECA);
- Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources | Centro de Investigação de Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO);
- Research Center of the Portuguese Oncology Institute - Porto | Centro de Investigação do IPO-Porto (CI-IPOP);
- Center for Drug Discovery and Innovative Medicines | Centro de Investigação Farmacológica e de Inovação Medicamentosa (MedInUP);
- Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research | Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR);
- i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health | i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde;
- Institute of Public Health, University of Porto | Instituto De Saúde Pública Da Universidade Do Porto (ISPUP);
- Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry | Laboratório Associado de Química Verde – Tecnologias e Processos Limpos (REQUIMTE);
- Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine | Unidade Multidisciplinar de Investigação Biomédica – UMIB.

ICBAS also collaborates closely with the following hospital structures:

– Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto (fusion of Santo António General Hospital, Specialized Central Hospital for Children Maria Pia, and Júlio Dinis Maternity);
- Magalhães Lemos Hospital, in Porto | Hospital Magalhães Lemos;
- Portuguese Institute of Oncology, in Porto | Instituto Português de Oncologia (IPO);, no Porto;
- Joaquim Urbano Hospital, in Porto | Hospital Joaquim Urbano;
- Vila Nova de Gaia Hospital Center |Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia;
- Northeast Hospital Center – Bragança Hospital | Centro Hospitalar do Nordeste-Hospital de Bragança..

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