The Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier - ITQB is an academic research centre of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Its mission is to carry out scientific research and postgraduate teaching in chemistry, life sciences, and associated technologies, while also serving the community by promoting science and technology.

The strong expertise in Molecular Biosciences present at ITQB drives research in two strategic societal challenges, focused on the well-being of human societies (Molecular Basis of Health and Disease) and on the environment (Biological Resources and Sustainable Development). Currently with 56 independent teams, ITQB hosts more than 400 researchers with different backgrounds and research interests, who contribute to the vibrant scientific atmosphere on site. With a track-record of scientific excellence and a focus on internationalization, ITQB is also a leading centre for advanced training of researchers in Portugal.