Biography & Research:
MCB (MD PhD) is the Director of CIBIT, the Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research and has been the Director of IBILI, a leading Vision Research Institute in Portugal. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the National Functional Brain Imaging Scientific initiative. He was also the Director of ICNAS, the Medical Imaging Infrastructure at the University of Coimbra. Under his leadership IBILI was classified as an Excellent Research Unit by international evaluation panels.
He obtained his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain research, Frankfurt, Germany and is now Full Professor at the University of Coimbra. He has held a Professorship in Psychology in 2000 at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Before, he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany where he had also performed his PhD work (1994-1999). MCB has made interdisciplinary contributions in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Human and Animal Neurophysiology, Visual Neuroscience, Human Psychophysics, Functional Brain Imaging and translational research in Neurology.