Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar
Director: Henrique Cyrne de Carvalho, MD, PhD
The Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (in Portuguese, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar) is a graduate Medical and Life Sciences school of the University of Porto. The Institute is especially committed to scientific research from a multidisplinary perspective.
Along with traditional medicine, including specialties such as oncology, public health and mental health, it also teaches marine biology, veterinary medicine, biochemistry and bioengineering.
It is named after Abel Salazar (1889–1946), a Portuguese physician, lecturer, researcher and painter who worked and lived in Porto.
On the main hall of the Institute, the famous maxim of Abel Salazar can be read:
“The Physician who only knows Medicine, does not even Medicine knows.”