Henrique Veiga-Fernandes graduated in Veterinary Medicine at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He was awarded a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Université René Descartes, Paris, France. He developed his post-doctoral research at Institut Necker in Paris, France and at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK. He started his own group in 2009 at IMM Lisboa, Portugal. He was a member of the IMM Lisboa board of directors from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes joined the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Portugal, where he is currently a Senior Group Leader and a Champalimaud Research Director. He made important contributions to the understanding of immunological memory, innate lymphoid cells and neuro-immune interactions. Among other distinctions he received several European Research Council awards, he has been elected as EMBO member in 2015 and Allen Distinguished Investigator in 2018.
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