The Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (FC.ID) is a Non-Profit Private Association endowed with legal personality. It was created in 2017 as a common initiative of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Ciências) – a Higher Education institution accredited to grant doctoral (PhD) degrees – and 6 private companies, in order to support, potentiate and develop Research and Development and Innovation activities of its 7 associates, while simultaneously enhancing Ciências strategic partnerships with market and service companies, thus creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation. FC.ID is the legal representative of 19 National Science and Technology System R&I Centres from different scientific fields.
The FC.ID team involved in Euro-MIC Project is in the BioISI-Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute ( – a multidisciplinary research centre based at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. BioISI´s goal is to understand and address biological questions using integrative -Systems- approaches at the vanguard of life sciences research in the areas of Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, and Biological Chemistry. By gathering scientists from bio-, physics and computational sciences, BioISI benefits from a unique multidisciplinary environment to foster the creative thinking of researchers and advanced students to solve problems through integrative approaches.

What is the role of BioISI in Euro-MIC?

BioISI – Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute supports transnational cooperation activities among the European MIC Network, bringing researchers and innovators to investigate the MIC topic. Through its researchers and advanced student members, it specifically participates in the activities of the Management Committee and the leadership of Working Group 4 and its actions to meet the objectives of the network’s project plan.

Contact details

Elisabete Silva

Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Campo Grande, Edifício C8
Lisboa, Lisboa 1749-016