Castelo-Branco, Miguel

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MCB (MD PhD), Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, is the Scientific Coordinator of the National Functional Brain Imaging Scientific initiative (Portugal). He is also the Director of CIBIT, which was evaluated as Excellent by an International panel and is the Vice-Director of ICNAS, the Medical Imaging Infrastructure at the University of Coimbra, which also has an important role in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Research and Advanced Services within the National Health System (about 30 ongoing trials and protocols, from Molecular Imaging to Psychiatry). He obtained his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany and is now Full Professor at the University of Coimbra. He has held a Professorship in Psychology in 2000 at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Before, he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany where he had also performed his PhD work (1994-1999). His achievements are well reflected in publications in top General Journals, such as Nature and PNAS and Top Clinical Translational research journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Brain, Human Molecular Genetics) as well as others in the fields of Human Neurophysiology and Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience (Brain, Neurology, The Journal of Neuroscience, The Journal of Neurophysiology, Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimage, Cerebral Cortex, Cortex, The Journal of Vision, Ophthalmology, IOVS, Neuron, The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and others). MCB has made interdisciplinary contributions in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Human and Animal Neurophysiology, Visual Neuroscience, Human Psychophysics, Functional Brain Imaging and translational research in Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been awarded several National and International Prizes (> 200.000). He contributed to 3 patents and has experience also in medical device clinical trials and telerehabilition approaches, and combination of serious games with assisted living approaches. Finally, he has been involved in major International grants such as EVIGENORET (Functional Genomics of the Retina), BACS (Bayesan Approach to cognitive Systems), EPILEPSIAE (on Epilepsia), the FP7 Project BRAINTRAIN (Taking imaging into the therapeutic domain: Self-regulation of brain systems for mental disorders), a Marie Curie Project and several H2020 grants (EuroBioimaging, STIPED, IMI-2). SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE 2003 – 2020 Number of Postdocs - 28 / PhD- 39 / Master Students – 75 EDUCATION ACTIVITIES 2019 – 2020 Full Professor and 2013 – 2018 Associate Professor– Medical Imaging, Physiology, Visual Sciences, Biophysics, Biomathematics. Methods to Study Population Health, Biostatistics, Biomedical Eng., Univ. of Coimbra, 2000 – Assistant Professor – Imaging and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands 2008-2013 - MIT-Portugal PhD progam and Harvard Medical School Portugal programs INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 2006- Present Scientific Coordinator of the National Brain Imaging Network, a consortium of 6 National Universities 2012 - present – Member of the National Council for Science and Technology, Ministry for Science, Portugal 2012 – Present Vice- President of Patient Autism Association (APPDA-Coimbra) 2011- 2017 Director of ICNAS, the Core Infrastructure of the Brain Imaging Network of Portugal CURRENT POSITION(S) 2019 – present Full Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal 2018 – present – Scientific Research Director of Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, (CIBIT – Excellent in International Evaluation), at UC. 2006 – present Scientific Coordinator of the National Brain Imaging Network PREVIOUS POSITIONS 2013 – 2015 Associate Prof. – U. of Coimbra, Portugal 2001 – 2013 Assistant Prof. – U. of Coimbra, Portugal 2000 - Assistant Prof. – Univ. of Maastricht, Netherlands. 1998-1999 Researcher Max-Planck-Institut for Brain Research
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12008Adaptive visual memory reorganization in right medial temporal lobe epilepsyFigueiredo, Patrícia ; Santana, Isabel ; Teixeira, João ; Cunha, Catarina ; Machado, Egídeo ; Sales, Francisco ; Almeida, Eduarda ; Castelo-Branco, Miguel articleclosedAccess
21999O papel da sincronização da actividade neuronal no tálamo e córtex visual de mamíferos.Castelo Branco, Miguel de Sá e Sousa de doctoralThesisembargoedAccess
317-Jul-2014Síndromes Parkinsónicas: Degenerescência Corticobasal - Estudo Clínicoimagiológico com 11CRacloprideCosme, Sérgio Miguel Martinho masterThesisclosedAccess