Jorge Ascenção Oliveira, PharmD (Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1st class Hons), PhD (Pharmacology, U.Porto). Doctoral and post-doctoral experience includes the Centre for Neuroscience (U.Coimbra), Buck Institute for Age Research (California, USA), University College London (UCL), and Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research (UK).
He is an Assistant Professor at FFUP, where he established and coordinates the Neuroscience discipline since 2012. He also coordinated Pharmacology I (2007-2016), and multiple short courses on neuropharmacology, imaging, experimental design and statistics. He was distinguished by the University of Porto with 3 Pedagogical Awards: Innovation (2019), Excellence (2013) and e-Learning (2009), and by FFUP students with 8 annual Best Professor Awards.
He leads a Neuroscience research team, focused on mitochondria and neurodegeneration (www.mitoneuro.com). He received a young investigator award, competitive grants as Principal Investigator, and delivered invited international lectures: UK, FR, ES, HU, USA. He integrates REQUIMTE, the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and the European Huntington’s Disease Network.
In addition to teaching and research, he served in multiple U.Porto/FFUP Academic Councils: Scientific, Pedagogical, Executive, and UPdigital. He plays the guitar and enjoys running: over 60 official races - never won, always finished!
RESEARCH TEAM & KEY PUBLICATIONS
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Neurodegenerative Disorders - esp. Huntington's disease
Mitochondrial Physiology and Pharmacology
Functional Imaging by Fluorescence Videomicroscopy
Áreas de Interesse
- Ciências da Saúde > Neurociências
- Ciências da Saúde > Ciências farmacológicas