Diana Prata

Diana Prata received a degree in biology from the University of Lisbon and a Ph.D. degree in neuroimaging genetics from the King’s College London (KCL), in 2002 and 2008 respectively. She is the founder and group leader of the Biomedical Neuroscience research lab, now the Biomedical Neuroscience Lab at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon; and a Maria Curie Fellow. During her career, she won several distinctions and prizes, namely the Marie Curie Actions 3rd prize as the most promising scientist in “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and a top Early Career Researcher in the UK Research Excellence Framework assessment distinction; and grants such as the prestigious NIHR (National Institute for Health Research, UK) post-doc fellowship and the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, among several others. With more than €2M collected for her research, she has more than 40 scientific articles published internationally. Her work focuses on the understanding of the biology behind human behavior, and its translation into improving etiological and therapeutic models of neuropsychiatric disorders.


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