About The Speaker
Tiago Brandão Rodrigues
Ministro da Educação
Tiago Brandão Rodrigues was born in Braga, in 1977.
He was Minister of Education of the XXI Government (2015-2019).
He was elected to Parliament in 2015 for Viana do Castelo constituency.
Graduate in Biochemistry in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade de Coimbra in 2000, he was researcher in Dallas University and in Biomedics Investigation Institute, in Madrid. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Universidade de Coimbra, and his thesis won António Xavier Prize, in 2008.
From 2010, he was researcher in Cancer Research UK, of Cambridge University, being also associated to Corpus Christi College. His researche was sponsored by European Commission, through the Marie Curie Program and the European Molecular Biology Organization.
He is member of several international scientific societies and author of many articles published in specialized magazines, such as Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Cancer Research.
With his article about one pioneer technique to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer treatments published in Nature Medicine magazine, he won the British Prize of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in 2013.
He was guest speaker in many international conferences and lecturer in several pre and post-graduation formations.
He is member of the editorial board of scientific magazines and reviewer of articles, as well as evaluator of reputed international scientific funding agencies.
He was member of the direction of Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK, where he developed work in communication of science.
He was Olympic attaché to the Portuguese delegation to the Olympic Games in London, in 2012.