Accelerating progress toward the new era of precision medecine (PRECISE)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2016 Dec 01 to 2019 Nov 30

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

PRECISE is a joint research program that aims to accelerate progress of Portuguese health care toward the new era of precision medicine. We believe this is the right time to start broadly applying the concept of prevention and treatment strategies that take individual variability into account, so that one day all patients will be offered customized care with treatments that match each individual´s molecular profile and personal history. The PRECISE joint research program seeks to create tangible Benefits for Portuguese citizens. Reflecting this ambition, we are putting together a plan that capitalizes on recent development of large-scale biological databases, powerful methods for characterizing patients as the molecular level, and computational tools for analyzing large sets of data. Science is catapulting medicine forward by providing massive amounts of data each individual and the ultimate challenge is how to use all that data to better guide clinical practice.


  • IMM - Instituto Medicina Molecular (University) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • IST-ID (University) -Portugal

Principal Investigators