The Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) lies at the heart of the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. At CEDOC, the research team brings together biomedical, translational and clinical research under a collaborative spirit. CEDOC’s research units are multidisciplinary in nature and comprised of both Academics and Clinicians. CEDOC is host to over 30 groups and nearly 200 researchers devoted to understanding a variety of chronic pathologies, from diabetes to rare auto-immune diseases. The majority of the researchers also hold primary and secondary appointments at the School of Medicine or in over 10 Hospitals in the Great Lisbon Area. The multidisciplinary environment focused in translational research stimulates an attractive and creative environment for graduate students and post-docs. CEDOC will soon open a spacious, state-of-the-art research building in the center of Lisbon just next to the school of medicine. The new space will open opportunities not only to expand the research programmes, but also to host community services and host a number of biotech companies.