Cláudia Cavadas is PharmD, Master in Cell Biology, PhD and Agregation in Pharmacology (2002; 2017), University of Coimbra. During her PhD, she spent 3 years at the Division of Hypertension, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2002, she is Assistant professor, with tenure, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra and Group Leader of “Neuroendocrinology and Aging group” at CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology. Recently, her group has been investigating the hypothalamus and the impact of neuropeptides on age related mechanisms. http://www.cnbc.pt/research/department_group_show.asp?iddep=1107&idgrp=1111


Claudia Cavadas was the principal investigator of 13 funded projects.

Total Funded Awarded as principal investigator: 1 290 000 euros


Web of Science: 85 publications, h-index 19; 944 Total Citations (without self-citations).

Google Scholar: 118 publication, h-index 26; 1782 citations


Presently, Claudia Cavadas is supervisor of 4 PhD students and 3 Pos-docs.

Previous experience in supervisor graduate students: 6 Postdocs, 11 PhD Students, 14 Master Students


She was the Director of Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Coimbra (2011-2013).


Since 2016 she is the President of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology.


At the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cláudia Cavadas is professor of Pharmacology.


Claudia Cavadas is also coordinator of the Science Communication Office at CNC: http://www.cnbc.pt/outreach/outreach00.asp


Claudia Cavadas is Invited Member of the Policy & Public Engagement Committee of the British Pharmacological Society (2017-2019)


Evaluator of Grants, Fellowships, Medicines, Awards:

Federation for Brain Research (F.R.C.) – France (2017); National Science Centre, Poland (2016); ANR – The French National Research Agency (2014, 2016, 2018); UK - Medical Research Council Agency (2014, 2016); Portuguese Agency of Innovation (2014); National Call of PhD Fellowships - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (2014); Jury member of 31 PhD Defences (2008-2017); Expert/evaluator of AIM of Veterinary Medicines - Portugal (2010-2012); Jury of the Annual Award of the University of Coimbra (2016); Jury of the 60º Edition of Pfizer Awards (2016); Jury member of Competion FameLab (Coimbra, 2018)

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