IMM BSL3 Facility

  Instituto de Medicina Molecular

Introduction

The IMM houses a 70 m2 BSL3 Facility meeting the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Work to be carried out in this Facility includes all experimental procedures involving biosafety level 3 pathogens. The Facility is available to IMM internal and affiliated researchers, as well as to external researchers from academia, pharma and biotech. Applications to use the IMM’s BSL3 laboratories are reviewed and must be approved by the Facility’s Director and Scientific Commission. All work to be carried out in the BSL3 Lab must follow the established SOPs, as defined in the Facility's Rules and Guidelines Manual.
 

The IMM’s BSL3 Facility comprises two fully equipped tissue culture rooms and one animal experimentation room for rodents. All rooms meet the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Available equipment includes incubators, benchtop centrifuges, refrigerators and freezers, microscopes, a -80 freezer, and an ultracentrifuge.


The IMM’s BSL3 laboratories follow strict admission rules. Accordingly, the Facility will provide education, training, and guidance for researchers and will be constantly monitored by fully dedicated staff. The Facility is available to IMM internal and affiliated researchers, as well as to external researchers from academia, pharma and biotech.


The IMM BSL3 Facility is a member of the LabPtBioNet network of Portuguese biosafety laboratories.


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The Facility


Facility Staff

Facility Supervisor

Miguel Prudêncio - Prudêncio Lab, Ext 47347 ([email protected])


Scientific Commitee

Dolores Bonaparte – IMM veterinary, Ext. 47408 ([email protected])

Joana Marques – Animal House Director, Ext 47406 ([email protected])

Mário Ramirez - Unidade de Microbiolobia Molecular e Infecção, Ext. 47205 ([email protected])

Pedro Simas - Unidade de Patogénese Viral, Ext. 47211 ([email protected])

Ana Espada Sousa - Unidade de Imunologia Clínica, Ext. 47362 ([email protected])


Animal Biosafety Officer

Dolores Bonaparte - Ext. 47408 ([email protected])


Technical Supervisor

Inês Matos - Ext. 47408 ([email protected])