José Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal

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, Portugal. He was member of the IMM board of directors from 2014 to 2016. He joined the Champalimaud Centre for Unknown as senior group leader, in 2016. Currently, he is the director of Champalimaud Research. 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. He is member of the board of reviewing editors of Science AAAS, US.

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