Professor Nuno Sousa

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Management Committee
ICVS, University of Minho
  • Portugal

Nuno Sousa (born in 1968, MD, PhD) is Full Professor at the School of Health Science, University of Minho. He is the Director of the Medical Degree at University of Minho. He serves at several medical education and medical assessment advisory boards (NBME, EuroBMA).

He is a NeuroRadiologist. Presently, he is the Director of the Clinical Academic Center at Hospital de Braga.

He is the Coordinator of the Neuroscience Research Domain at ICVS/University of Minho. 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 has published more than 175 peer-reviewed research articles; H factor = 33. 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 Associate Editor of Molecular Neurodegeneration.

Since May 2011 Nuno Sousa is also the President of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience.

Honors and Prizes

  • Grunenthal Prize 2003 – Grunenthal Foundation
  • Grunenthal Prize 2007 – Grunenthal Foundation
  • 2010 Prize of the Portuguese Society of Human Genetics
  • Gold Medal of the Minister of Health, 2011
  • Janssen Neuroscience Prize, 2012