Recent News

Follow us

BioSafety Level 3 Laboratory
 
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 Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV and other 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.
 
Head of Unit
Miguel Prudêncio
(mprudencio at fm.ul.pt)
PhD (2000) from University of East Anglia (UK)
Post-doctoral research at University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and at the IMM (Portugal)
Staff scientist at the IMM since 2008
Head of Facility since 2009
 
Staff
Inês Matos (Technical supervisor) (imatos at fm.ul.pt)
Dolores Bonaparte (Animal Biosafety Officer) (doloresbf at fm.ul.pt)
 
Scientific Commission
Mário Ramirez (ramirez at fm.ul.pt)
Pedro Simas (psimas at fm.ul.pt)
Ana Espada Sousa (asousa at fm.ul.pt)
Joana Marques (joanammarques at fm.ul.pt)
 
Services
The IMM’s BSL3 Facility includes two fully equipped tissue culture rooms and one animal room. All rooms meet the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Work to be carried out in this Facility includes all experimental procedures involving Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV and other biosafety level 3 pathogens. 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. Applications to use the IMM’s BSL3 laboratories are reviewed and must be approved by the Facility’s Director and Scientific Commission before access is granted.
 
Slots and Prices
Entry and usage of the BSL3 rooms are charged according to the Price Table below. We charge an entrance fee plus the amount of time used in the rooms, which is logged by each user.
 
Regular working hours are:
 
  • Monday to Thursday - 8:00 to 17:00
  • Friday
     
    » Animal Room - 8:00 to 9:00 and 13:00 to 17:00
    » Aerosol Room - 8:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 17:00
    » Non-aerosol Room - 8:00 to 16:00

Work outside this hours needs to be specifically authorized by the Facility supervisor.
 
How to use the service
In order to use the BSL3 Facility, the PI responsible for the project must fill in and submit the appropriate Application Form, which will be reviewed by the Facility Director and the Scientific Commission. All new users must undergo specific BSL3 training before access to the Facility can be granted. Due to the nature of the work to be carried out in the BSL3 laboratories of the IMM, users will be closely monitored and must adhere to strict rules of conduct inside the Facility. Non-compliance with these rules will mean immediate barring from entering the Facility.
 
Contacts
BSL3 Laboratory
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz
1649-028 Lisboa
Portugal
Phone: +351 21 799 9553
Fax: +351 21 799 9554
Internal phone extensions:
47349 (Miguel Prudêncio) ; 47408 (Inês Matos); 47406 (Dolores Bonaparte)