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IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences is a research Institution of the Faculty of Medicine – University of Coimbra and relies on excellent clinical and laboratory facilities as well as on a highly skilled and multidisciplinary scientific staff. IBILI is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for research in health sciences. Particular strengths include research in Vision Sciences. IBILI is evaluated regularly by an independent panel from “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia” (FCT) and has been judged as “Excellent”  in 1999, 2004 and 2008 evaluations. IBILI fosters an environment for research, education and training that promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to health sciences, crossing traditional boundaries between Medicine, Biology and Engineering. Integration between basic and clinical research is essential for the advance of modern health sciences and IBILI commits a major effort to support such integrated research programmes.

Research Groups at the IBILI are organized in four areas:
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Molecular mechanisms of diseaseFunctional imaging and translational research in neuroscienceFunctional imaging and translational research in ocular diseases
Ocular and brain diseases: pharmacology and experimental therapeutics