CBQF (Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina) was established in 1990, with the mission to steadily develop and disseminate, to the economic and social arena, knowledge and innovation in pivotal areas - Food and Nutrition, Environment and Health with key impacts on human health, well-being and the economy. CBQF has been merited with the Associate Laboratory status since 2004, being the only non-state-owned in Portugal.
The forefront of Biotechnology research applied to Food and Environmental challenges
Since its foundation, CBQF has been at the forefront of Biotechnology research applied to Food and Environmental challenges, despite this being an intrinsically fast-paced arena, where innovation is key to remain within the state of the art. This has been both a test and a motivation to strive for constant renewal of skills and technologies, driving a continuous search for creative thinking within the CBQF´s collective team.
Currently, activities are supported by ten Thematic Research laboratories structured in three research groups, alongside collective resources and specialized platforms.
Environment and Resources
Aims at developing innovative approaches to environment and sustainability challenges
Food and Nutrition
Promote the health and wellbeing of the citizen.
Biobased and Biomedical Products
Respond to National and EU priority for future growth of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy