Jorge Ascenção Oliveira (PharmD, PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto, Faculty of Pharmacy, where he coordinates Neuroscience and Physiology units; and presides the Pedagogical Council. Jorge leads the Research Lab Mitochondria and Neurobiology
at UCIBIO - Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit. His main research interests include the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders, and experimental therapeutics with modulators of mitochondria, epigenetics, and proteostasis. He also has a broad interest in mitochondrial physiology and pharmacology, and in models organisms such as zebrafish - for pharmacology, ecotoxicology, and neurobiology studies. He is a member of the Consortium for Mitochondrial Research (UCL, UK) and of the European Huntington's Disease Network. Jorge received the U.Porto Best Students Award (Eng. António de Almeida Foundation), Young Investigator Award (Biochemical Society, PT), competitive Research Grants as Principal Investigator, and the 3 Pedagogical Awards from the U.Porto (Excellence in e-learning, Pedagogical Excellence, and Pedagogical Innovation). He has been involved in the organization of several Scientific Meetings and Courses. Jorge plays the guitar, enjoys trail running, and biodiversity monitoring.