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Cláudia Cavadas

Cláudia Cavadas is leads the Group “Neuroendocrinology and Aging” and is the Coordinator of the Science Communication Office from CNC (University of Coimbra, Portugal). She is also Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra (Portugal, and President of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology since 2016. She held her PhD in Pharmacology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra in 2002, having spent 3 of those years at the Division of Hypertension from CHUV (Lausanne, Switzerland). From 2009 to 2012, she was Vice-Director of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra, as well as Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (University of Coimbra) from 2011 to 2013. Her current research is focused in the hypothalamus as an underlying mediator and a target for interventional strategies in counteracting ageing and related diseases. The 4 main subjects of her research are: targeting the hypothalamus as a new strategy to delay aging, microRNAs in hypothalamus in obesity and aging, the hypothalamic changes induced by hypoxia and obesity linked to aging, and the caloric restriction mimetics to block the neurodegenerative Machado-Joseph disease progression. Cláudia Cavadas is the PI of 8 funded projects, and co-author of about 70 international journals publications. She was awarded the Janssen Innovation Award (Second Prize) in 2016 and 2018, and is part of the Book “Mulheres na Ciência” [Women in Science], an homage to Portuguese women scientists by Ciência Viva national agency.

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Email: ccavadas@uc.pt