Support team

Human Resources

Teresa Carmona

Tel: +351 214 464 643 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Human Resources are responsible for: 

  • Scholarships and employment contracts; 
  • Human Resources statements for external use; 
  • Parental leave; 
  • Any payment related with HR; 
  • Medical insurance (if applicable). 

Institutional Communication

Ana Morais

Tel: +351 214 407 913
E-mail: [email protected]

Institutional Communication is responsible for defining and implementing the Institute's communication and marketing strategy, in close articulation with the Board and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Public Engagement

Ana Mena

Tel: +351 214 407 959
E-mail: [email protected]

The Public Engagement unit develops activities focused on bringing science to society. Dialogue between scientists and society is crucial for involving all audiences in the social implications of research and for better understanding the scientific process underlying research and discovery.


Tiago Carneiro

Tel: +351 214 464 664
E-mail: [email protected]

The Biosafety Unit aims to ensure the protection of all IGC workers and visitors. At the same time Biosafety is focused on protecting the enviromente and the community around in order to stablish trsut with the public. 


João Sousa

Tel: +351 214 407 958
E-mail: [email protected] 

The Informatics Technical Infrastructure (ITI) is responsible for managing and maintaining the IT of the IGC.

Some of the services provided by the ITI includes E-Mail, VPN, printing, hosting of servers and services for researchers, administrative and collaborative Intranet services, central data storage, database and web site maintenance, surveillance and access control, consulting, training and support.

Our services rely heavily on Open Source and we strive to support equally all of the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Technical Scientific Support 

Nuno Moreno

Tel: +351 214 464 538
E-mail: [email protected] 

The Technico-scientific Support (TSS) service is a technical platform aiming to support equipment acquisition, distribution and rational usage. Also, to support scientists form the institute on the prototyping of hardware apparatus for innovative experimental approaches (e.g. 3D printing and automation).

We work in close collaboration with core facilities for keeping with the high service standards and equipment uptime, by providing tools for better manage resources and by fostering best practices on  financial models.


Sheila Vidal 

Tel: +351 214 407 902
E-mail: [email protected]

The Research Funding Affairs Unit is responsible for the implementation of a pre-award grant administration service. Its main goal is to increase the IGC's capacity to attract research funds and to improve direct fund-raising by research teams, and their scientific projects, for competitive calls launched by national, international, public and private grant programs.

This unit reports directly to the IGC Director, understands the different grant financial policies and requirements and works in collaboration with researchers & the Admin unit, project managers and finance staff.

The Research Funding Affairs Unit was created in 2008 and is part of several support structures and services that the IGC has created for researchers to leverage international competiveness and scientific recognition.

Scientific Events & Welcome

Luís Valente  

Tel: +351 214 407 958
E-mail: [email protected] 

The Scientific Events Management & Welcome sub-unit is responsible for:

- Meetings, conferences and simposia organisation of logistics for the IGC;

- Travel arrangements for IGC visitors;

- Seminars Visitor logistics;

- Welcome issues: admin support for new incoming researchers on all issues related to settling down in Portugal and at the IGC.  The IGC is part of the Euraxess - a EU network that supports researcher mobility;

- SSV refund processes;

- Meeting rooms bookings.

Projects Management  

Ana Sofia Oliveira
International Projects 

Tel: +351 214 407 916

National Projects
André Sousa
Tel: +351 214 464 529 
E-mail: [email protected]

The Project Management sub-unit is divided in three groups:

  1. International Projects (grants, prizes public or private)
  2. National Projects (FCT and Others)
  3. Internal Projects


António Bretanha 

Tel: +351 214 464 507
E-mail: [email protected]

The Procurement Unit aims to identify common needs for products and services and to accomplish better conditions for all parts involved in the process: research groups, support teams and suppliers. 


Pedro Alves

Tel: +351 214 407 950
E-mail: [email protected]

The General Maintenance Unit provides support in all general maintenance (excluding scientific equipment and units), electricity, AVAC, buildings, gardening, cleaning and gives support to other activities that need it, such as garbage - general and biohazard - reconstruction and adaptation, etc.