Antonio Salgado

University of Minho, Portugal


António Salgado is a biologist and received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering (tissue engineering and hybrid materials) from the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) in 2005, followed by a Postdoc at the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada) and Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) at University of Minho, dedicated to CNS regenerative medicine. Currently he is a Principal Investigator at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Minho. His research interests are focused on the development of innovative therapies for CNS repair, namely, on spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. His main areas of research are as follows: (1) development of ECM-like hydrogels for the transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells into the injured CNS; (2) role of the secretome of MSCs in neuroprotection and repair, particularly the establishment of novel therapies based on the sole use of MSCs secretome. Dr. Salgado is an author of more than 85 papers (over 3000 citations; h-index: 26, Clarivate Analytics) and has delivered over 40 invited talks worldwide. He has received several distinctions for his work including the Gulbenkian Award on Cutting Edge Research in Life Sciences and the Prize Melo e Castro for Spinal Cord Injury Research, awarded by Santa Casa de Misericordia de Lisboa (2013 and 2017).

Biography Updated on 6 May 2018

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