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Champalimaud Research Internship programme

Office of Research Internships (ORI)

Champalimaud Research (CR) started with the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP), created in 2007, as a basic research team with the broad aim of understanding brain function through integrative biological approaches. Currently, the Neuroscience team is composed of 17 main research groups, plus research associates and adjunct investigators, who study diverse topics in neuroscience using advanced, cutting edge techniques. Research groups apply advanced molecular, physiological and imaging tools to elucidate the function of neural circuits and systems in animal models that include Drosophila, mouse, rat and zebrafish.

In 2014, the Champalimaud Foundation established the Programme on Biology of Systems and Metastasis (BSM) on an organismic approach to investigate the biology of cancer and metastasis. Understanding how cancer cells initiate, escape the host’s defence mechanisms, grow and metastasise, will depend on more than just understanding the biology of cancer cells. It will also depend on understanding how cancer cells interact with various host systems, including the vascular, immune, lymphatic and endocrine systems, and how these interactions change over time as the organism ages. The BSM team currently comprises 4 main research groups.

Champalimaud Research accepts internship applications throughout the year, via a designated form. Applicants choose up to 5 labs to apply to and, if accepted for an internship, will design their own project with the PI. For further information, please contact the Office of Research Internships, through the email ori@research.fchampalimaud.org.

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