Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia is located in the Oerias about 20km from Lisbon, Portugal. It was formed to study and research the genetic basis of development, evolution of complex systems, the genetics of complex human disease, and includes privileging organism centered approaches in experimental models that includes, plants, yeast, flies, and mice for the purpose of studying human disease. The BioInformatics, Cell Imaging, and Chemical and Biological Technology institutes are among the research centers of IGC Gulbenkian. It is the home to post-doctoral fellows, scientists working on individual research programs.

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Emotional states discovered in fish

The occurrence of emotions in animals has been under debate. Now, a research collaborative has demonstrated for the first time that fish have emotional states triggered by the way they perceive environmental stimuli. This ...

Evolution of a species also involves the bacteria it carries

Animals live in close association with microorganisms, carrying beneficial bacteria while coping with pathogenic infections. Now, in a study published this week in PLoS Genetics, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência ...

How the brain decides what to eat

Having a balanced diet is a vital concern to all living organisms, not only humans. Animals choose between different food sources according to their nutritional needs. In a study just published in the journal Current Biology, ...

Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement between scientists. ...

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