Biomedical Research

We offer a multidisciplinary, transversal and integrated Master training from the bench to the bedside grounded on the four major areas of biomedical research:

  • Cell biology and cancer
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Infection and immunity.

Our methodology stimulates self-learning through teaching in small work groups, with systematic assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

The students will have the opportunity to pursue their research projects within the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre environment with top scientists and a vibrant atmosphere, obtaining state-of-the-art biomedical training in our unique setting combining the Hospital, Medical School and Research Institutes, where teams of researchers are working together.

The course will be held in English.


3 reasons to choose this program


To develop critical skills needed to proceed to a PhD in Biomedicine.


Personalized teaching (maximum of 10 students in the master's program).


Instituto de Medicina Molecular scholarship for all selected students.

Educational Plan

This Master's program is diversified and focus on training in the application of the scientific method


  • Prepare independent, critical, creative, curious, and pioneer researchers with a strong training on the application of the scientific method to pursue a doctoral degree in Biomedicine.
  • The strategy is based on tutorial and selective teaching in advanced technologies and methodologies and their relevance and application to a set of biomedical problems.

Skills acquisition

Students will be stimulated to advance learning of critical skills required to enroll in a doctoral program.

  • Technical skills: training through research, imaging, analytical techniques, cell and molecular biology, computational biology, use of animal models, data analysis.
  • Soft skills: scientific drafting, communication, bioethics, management, critical thinking, autonomy, creativity.


Professional Opportunities 

  • Biomedical research in academia or industry,
  • Doctoral degree in Biomedicine.


Research Topics

  • Cell biology and cancer
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Infection and immunity.

Target Students

A first cycle degree or above in any scientific area.

We welcome applications from highly qualified and motivated students of all nationalities.

Two-step evaluation process:

  • Step 1 – Assessment of the CV of applicant and personal statement.
  • Step 2 – Interview (Only selected applicants from Step 1 will be considered for Step 2.

The application has a 100€ fee.


All tuition fees will be fully supported by iMM – João Lobo Antunes scholarships. 


Other Information

To apply please visit:

Candidates who already have a CAMPUS account (who are attending or have attended a course at the Faculdade de Medicina), must start the application at

To access must log in with the Campus account and then access the Candidate menu (at the top of the page) to start the application.

If you don’t remember the username or password of the account click HERE and follow the instructions for the recovery of the username or password.  If you cannot retrieve your username or password trough the recovery mechanism, you should send an email to the address with the following data: full name; student number; course number identification; ID number (BI/CC); External email.

Applicants who do not have access to the Campus account (Fenix) should register HERE.

After creating your account you will receive in your email the username after which can start the formalization of the application in



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