The Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) is a Research Institute committed to excellence in Bioscience and Biomedicine. It was the first Associated Laboratory in Portugal, and is part of the Network of European Neuroscience Institutes (ENI). The CNC brings together researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra, as well as from the University Hospitals (HUC) and Pharmaceutical industries.

Amália Jurado

Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Department of the University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Biomembranes and Biochemical Toxicology

Ana Luisa Carvalho

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission; Biopolymers production

Carlos B. Duarte

Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Neuronal cell death; Neuroprotection; Regulation of synaptic activity by neurotrophins

Carlos Geraldes

Full Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Biomedical NMR and Molecular Imaging

Catarina Resende Oliveira

Full Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Neuroscience and Disease – Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Group

Conceição Pedrosa de Lima

Full Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Non-viral vectors for gene therapy; Membrane fusion; Nucleo-cytoplasmic transport of the African Swine Fever virus genome and associated proteins

João Nuno Moreira

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Non-viral vectors for drug and molecular targeting

João O. Malva

Senior Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Coimbra and Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology

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Research Area(s): Neuroscience - Neuroprotection and Neurogenesis in Brain Repair

Lino Ferreira

lino.ferreira.jpg Assistant Researcher, Center of Neurosciences and Cell Biology (CNC)/Biocant (Coimbra)

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Research Interests: Biomaterials, Stem cell differentiation, Tissue engineering

Lino Ferreira Wins 2008 Crioestaminal Prize

Luís Almeida

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Gene therapy to the central nervous system

Miguel Castelo-Branco

Assistant Professor of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Visual Neuroscience; Human Psychophysics; Functional Brain Imaging in Humans and Animals; Human and Animal Neurophysiology

Rodrigo A. Cunha

Associated Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Neuropharmacology

Sérgio Simões

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra

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Research Area(s): Nanobiotechnology; Non-viral vectors for gene silencing/gene therapy; Cancer gene therapy