Leonor Saúde, PhD


    Leonor Saúde completed her bachelor in Biology in Universidade de Aveiro in 1992 and her masters in Biochemical Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico in 1996.

    In 2001, L. Saúde received her PhD in Biology of Development by the University College London, in the United Kingdom and then accomplished her postdoctoral at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
    L. Saúde established her own laboratory in 2005 at Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência and later in 2008 she moved to Instituto de Medicina Molecular – Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa to lead an investigation team and carry out the role of Director of the Zebrafish vivarium and President of the Executive Commission of the “Training Hub”. L. Saúde is also a guest Associate Professor in Faculdade de Medicina at Universidade de Lisboa since 2003.

    L. Saúde received the Pfizer Prize of Basic Investigation in 2005, a highly competitive funding from “Fundación La Caixa” in 2009 and the prize Santa Casa Neurociências in 2020.

    L. Saúde is the founder of Sociedade Portuguesa de Biologia do Desenvolvimento, in which she served as Secretary (2011-2013), Vice-President (2013-2015) and President (2015-2017). L. Saúde is a part of the Comissão Consultiva da Maratona da Saúde, an initiative that raises funds that was launched in 2014 and it’s founder and Vice-President of the Associação Viver a Ciência, an initiative of science communication launched in 2004.