As part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (IGC) is an institute dedicated to biological and biomedical research and innovative postgraduate training, placing science at the heart of society.

400 scientists, from 41 different nationalities, aim to understand the fundamental principles of Biology, in particular how the organism is formed and interacts with its environment, leading to novel approaches towards disease treatment and world sustainability.

The Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC), which is part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is dedicated to biological and biomedical research, innovative postgraduate training and the transformation of society through science. It is a world-leading research institute that promotes open science and discovery for the benefit of humanity. Its researchers are dedicated to understanding the fundamental principles of biology to explain how organisms are formed and interact with their environment, leading to new perspectives on how to treat diseases and how to promote a sustainable world. Its mission, vision and values are fully aligned with the principles and objectives of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, focused on contributing to a sustainable society based on equal opportunities. It is an institution where researchers are encouraged to identify original scientific issues in life sciences, driven by cutting-edge technology, in an interdisciplinary, inclusive and collaborative environment. The IGC intends to disseminate to society the values that promotes and practices such as independence, integrity and ethics, scientific excellence (with impact and reproducibility), flexibility, cooperation, generosity and responsibility.