Instituto de Medicina Molecular Joao Lobo Antunes (IMM)

General information

The Institute of Molecular Medicine is a research unit associated with the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon University and Santa Maria Hospital. Its main goal is to promote basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research, in order to develop and enhance the knowledge of diseases, diagnostics, and treatments

Research focus /
Clinical expertise/
Key personnel

Prof. Joaquim J Ferreira and the research group in Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology are one of the many teams incorporated in IMM, and they are responsible for the course of the IDEA-FAST Clinical Observation Study in Portugal. Prof. Joaquim J Ferreira group focuses mainly on drug safety, clinical studies methodologies, and systematic reviews, with an emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.


Involved in the clinical observational study:

– Recruitment of participants;
– Coordinating the COS in Portugal.

Feasibility study recruitment

Clinical validation study recruitment

Target recruitment:

• Parkinson’s disease – 70
• Huntington’s disease – 30
• Healthy controls – 5

Contact details

If you’re interested in participating in the IDEA-FAST Clinical Observational Study, feel free to contact us for further information through the IDEA-FAST website