About The Speaker
University of Minho
Nuno Sousa (MD, PhD) is Full Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho. He is the President of the School of Medicine at University of Minho. Nuno Sousa, after he moved from U. Porto to U. Minho in 2001, was able to create from scratch, together with a small group of other leaders, this recognized medical school, one of the most well-known and respected internationally.
Nuno Sousa serves at several medical education and medical assessment advisory boards (namely at the executive board of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and at the European Booard of Medical Assessors). He is Visiting Professor at Upstate Medical University, NY.
He is a Neuro-radiologist. Presently, he is the Director of the Clinical Academic Center at Hospital de Braga.
He is a researcher of the Neuroscience Research Domain, which integrates the newly formed (in 2011) Portuguese Government Associate Laboratory (LA) ICVS/3B´s. His research main interests are focused in the establishment of functional and structural correlations mediated by stress and its implications in neuropsychiatric disorders. Detailed assessment of neuroplastic events, incorporation of newly generated cells into neuronal networks, rearrangements of established dendritic and synaptic contacts, combined with behavioural, neurochemical and electrophysiogical, optogenetic and molecular biology and (epi)genetics correlates have been established in his laboratory; the work from the lab covers from basic to clinical research and several modulatory interventions have also been described in order to promote recovery of structure and function in neuronal tissues.
Nuno Sousa coordinates several national and international scientific projects, including work-packages in some European initiatives in the field of neuroscience. He has directly supervised 34 PhD students and currently supervises another 4 PhD students and 6 Post-Docs. In addition to academic merits, Nuno Sousa serves on several science policy and advisory board positions, and as an Ad hoc reviewer for various neuroscience journal and international funding organizations. He is Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience and Member of Editorial Board of Molecular Neurodegeneration, Neurobiology of Stress and Neuropharmacology.
Nuno Sousa was the President of the Portuguese Society for Neurosciences (2011-2015).
He was the President of the Scientific Council of Life and Health Sciences of FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) (2015-2017) and the President of the Portuguese Society of Anatomy (2016-2018).
He is a member of Bial Foundation.
Nuno Sousa is the Chief Medical Officer of Pathena, SA and has created 3 Spin-Offs: BnML, Enlightenment and ICognitus.
Nuno Sousa has published more than 450 research papers listed in ISI. He has an h-factor of 67, being cited more than 19000 times.