Pedro Almeida earned a faculty degree in applied physics in 1992 from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He then proceeded to the Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot in Orsay, France, and received an M.S. degree in medical physics and biomedical engineering also from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. During this period, he started his research in molecular imaging applications of nuclear medicine, mainly in scatter correction methods for singe photon emission-computed tomography. In 1994, he started his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Paris, France, which he concluded in 1999 with a thesis about absolute in vivo quantification of neuroreceptors in nuclear medicine. Since 1999, he has been an Assistant Professor in biomedical engineering of the University of Lisbon and recently became the Scientific Coordinator of the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the same university. Almeida has been responsible for 6 Ph.D. degrees and more than 20 M.S. degrees in biomedical engineering. He authored and coauthored more than 100 international publications in the area of nuclear medicine methodology, mainly in image reconstruction.
Biography Updated on 25 December 2011