Tiago F. Outeiro

University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany


Tiago Outeiro graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Porto and was an Erasmus student at the University of Leeds in the UK. Tiago then did his PhD thesis at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical research – MIT and worked as a Research Scientist at FoldRx Pharmaceuticals as a Research Scientist and Consultant. Tiago served as vice-President, President, and chairman of PAPS during his stay in the US. Tiago was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Neurology of the Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School where he focused on the study of Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Tiago is the head of the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Unit, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Lisbon, where his group studies the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders associated with protein misfolding, with the goal of developing novel therapeutics. He is also a Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine in Lisbon. Tiago is the sub-director of the Portuguese science news portal Ciência Hoje (www.cienciahoje.pt) and the Vice-President of the International Forum of Portuguese Researchers (www.fiip.org). Currently, Tiago is Full Professor and the Director of the Department of Neurodegeneration and Neurorestoration at the University Medical Center Gottingen, in Germany.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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