Institute for Research and Innovation in Health
i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde), is a research institute that results from a consortium between IBMC, INEB, IPATIMUP and UPORTO. i3S, rated with “Excellent” (2019), is dedicated to research and innovation in basic, applied, and translational Health and Life sciences. i3S focuses on 3 Integrative Programs: Cancer; Host Response and Interaction; Neurobiology and Neurologic Disease. Six schools of the UPorto (FMUP, ICBAS, FMDUP, FCUP, FEUP and FFUP) and three hospitals (CH S João, CH Porto and IPO) also contribute to the activities of i3S. This wide participation of schools, research institutions and hospitals in a research institute is unique in Portugal, and it is a valuable asset for science and technology development while creating an environment that feeds real breakthrough research and translation of discoveries into the clinic. Also, i3S has an Educational Program for Scientific Culture, with the main objective of dissemination of scientific culture among students and the public.
Role within SINPAIN
i3S is the leader of Work Package 3 (WP3). i3S will be responsible for the evaluation of immunotoxicity, silencing efficacy and bioactivity of nanoformulations/nanotherapeutics. It will also have a role in the WP4, 7, 8 and 9.