As mentioned in our previous post, our Scientific Director, Dr. Maria de Sousa, was awarded the prestigious University of Lisbon Award 2017. The official ceremony will take place on November 13th at the University of Lisbon’s Salão Nobre da Reitoria, at 5pm.
APBRF is co-sponsoring the “Maria de Sousa Summer Research Program”. The program was implemented by ATG-All Time GABBAs to honor Dr. Maria de Sousa’s commitment to science and scientific training of younger generations.
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Dr. Rui Costa was awarded the Ariëns Kappers Medal, from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, “for his seminal work on movement control”. The NIN further reports that “he uncovered critical mechanisms in the basal ganglia [an area of the brain] that are responsible for controlling the initiation and sequence of self-paced [voluntary] movements.”
Dr. Maria de Sousa was awarded the prestigious University of Lisbon Award. This award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge, especially in the field of immunology.
The jury considers Dr. de Sousa “a very respectable and cherished individual within the scientific comunity” as well as “a true humanist, with a deep interest in the arts.”
APBRF Fellow Luís Pereira de Almeida and his group have published new insights on Machado Joseph disease.
Our current President, Dr. Rui Costa, was recently interviewed in Neuron. You can read what he has to say about science, his early influences, and future goals here:
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“Cancer’s Vanguard”, written by Catherine Offord in The Scientist, features our very own Vice President, Dr. David Lyden. The article discusses the amazing research done by Dr. Lyden and his team, regarding exosomes in relation to cancer metastasis.
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The Champalimaud Foundation will host a symposium, and an exhibition, in honor of our Scientific Director, Dr. Maria de Sousa. The event will take place in Lisbon on the 26th of May.