Launch of the Biobank of NOVA Medical School | CHAIN Biobank


NOVA Medical School is pleased to invite the community to the Launch Event of the Biobank | CHAIN Biobank, which will take place on January 12, 2024, at 9:00 AM, in the MMM Auditorium, at the NOVA Medical School Research Campus.

The CHAIN Biobank is an infrastructure created to serve research and innovation in health. The CHAIN Biobank provides a centralized repository of biological samples and associated data, allowing the study of health determinants, disease mechanisms, the discovery of new biomarkers, and the development of new therapeutics.



  • 09:00 AM | Welcome Breakfast


  • 09:30 AM | Opening Session

Helena Canhão, Dean of NOVA Medical School

Sónia Dias, Dean of Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Armando Raimundo, Dean of Escola de Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano da Universidade de Évora

Rosa Matos, President of the Local Health Unit of São José and of the Direction of the Academic Clinical Center of Lisbon.


  • 10:00 AM | CHAIN Biobank | Structure and Organization

Maria Assunção, Technical Coordinator of the Biobank| CHAIN Biobank


  • 10:15 AM | Roundtable: "Challenges of Biobanks in the Present"

Implementation of the National Biobanks Network | Sérgio Dias,

Application of FAIR Principles in Biobanks | Tiago Taveira Gomes, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto

The pharmaceutical industry and Biobanks, does collaboration make sense? | Miguel Mendonça da Fonseca, BIAL

Moderation by Ana Rodrigues, Scientific Coordinator Coordenadora of the Biobank | CHAIN Biobank


  • 11:15 AM | Closing Session

Patrícia Calado, Vice Dean for Research of NOVA Medical School




Confirmation of attendance at the event is required by January 5, 2024, through the following link.