Dr. Rui Costa was awarded the Ariëns Kappers Medal

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.”

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/ccft-nft062317.php

Dr. Maria de Sousa was awarded the prestigious University of Lisbon Award

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.”

https://www.publico.pt/2017/05/26/ciencia/noticia/maria-de-sousa-e-premio-universidade-de-lisboa-2017-1773641