Welcome to the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. Our focus is research and teaching in the fascinating area where Physics, Engineering, Biology and Medicine overlap and interact. This is an area of strong growth both nationwide and worldwide, where a few of the most important scientific questions of our times are tackled, such as the functioning of the human brain. Besides, it has an exceptionally relevant human dimension that translates into tangible improvements in healthcare. In these pages, you will be able to find information about these subjects, and to share our enthusiasm.
» Brain Stimulation @IBEBThe non-invasive brain stimulation group at IBEB has taken delivery of a StarStim brain stimulator from Neuroelectrics. This wearable device features 8 channels that can be used either for transcranial current stimulation (tCS) or EEG recording. Initial experimental work aims to establish the efficacy of this multi-electrode system in healthy subjects and to demonstrate its advantages over the traditional two-electrode systems. More clinically oriented projects will follow. These experiments are carried out in collaboration with the Translational Clinical Physiology Unit, IMM, Lisbon.