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Research Projects

  • OCT4BRAIN: Non-invasive optical coherence tomography towards the imaging of the neurodegenerative disease: from the animal retina to the human brain. 
  • Bial 252/18 Spiritual states induced by Ayahuasca, and the involvement of the reward system
  • European Project: H2020 • H2020 731827 — STIPED — H2020-SC1-2016-2017; Transcranial brain stimulation as innovative therapy for chronic pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders 1-1-2017 to 31-12-2021
  • European Project: H2020 Marie Curie EU Grant 708492: this is a project on brain stimulation of parietal cortex in attention disorders.
  • European Project: FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 - 602186 - BRAINTRAIN— Taking imaging into the therapeutic domain: Self-regulation of brain systems for mental disorders (2013-2018).  This is a project where we develop novel neurofeedback paradigms for neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • European Project:  IMI2-2016-10-08 AIMS-2-TRIALS Autism Innovative Medicine Studies – 2 – Trials 2018-2023 , ID 777394-2 European Commission  - Innovative Medicines Initiative 2. Research and Innovation Actions.
  • Improving diagnosis and rehabilitation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a translational approach in Portugal and CaboVerde
  • POCI-01-0247-FEDER-039808. HiRezBrainPET: High-resolution Brain imaging PET.
  • POCI-01-0247-FEDER-023747. DOPAPET-DCP: Development of an innovative process of synthesis of F-DOPA assisted by microwave.
  • 2018-2021: PTDC/EMD-EMD/32162/2017 - ElastoOCT: Optical Coherence Elastography for imaging the mechanical properties of the retina. 
  • PTDC/MEC-NEU/31973/2017 Novel multimodal imaging biomarkers of neuronal connectivity in Multiple Sclerosis 22-06-2018 21-06-2021
  • CONNECT.BCI  - Effective Brain Connectivity Of Decision And Error Monitoring Circuits In Health And Disease: From Neurocognition To Brain Computer Interfaces Project no. 30852, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-30852; PTDC/PSI-GER/30852/2017 26-07-2018 25-07-2021
  • NANOSTEM H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017, project 764958: New nanomaterials for neural stem cells drug delivery.
  • 4Epilepsy: Promover a qualidade de vida dos doentes epiléticos através da medicina personalizada, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030478
  • N2BD: Development of a Novel Nose-to-Brain multifunctional nanoplatform for the treatment of Depression and prevention of pharmacoresistance development" (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030752)
  • P2020-PTDC/CTM-NAN/2658/2014 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016648), Dual nanostructured lipid carriers as a multifunctional platform for brain tumor therapy. 
  • BIGDATIMAGE CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000016 - From computational modelling and clinical research to the development of neuroimaging big data platforms for discovery of novel biomarkers 2017 - 2021
  • INFARMED Research Fund for Health (FIS-FIS-2015-01_DIA) DiaMarkData
  • PINFRA/22118/2016 Projeto 01/SAICT/2016 - SAICT 022118  (Projects of Research Infrastructures). National Road Map (authorized reinforcement of 5 million Euros in 2018, total 6.489.210,59). 3201-05-20129-04-2020
  • GAMEAAL Portugal 2020 Research project between the University and the companyIntellicare
  • NECSUS – International Clinical Research Awards
  • Flad Life Sciences (American – Portuguese Foundation for Development)  2016 2nd Edition
  • H2020 RADIcAL Proposal ID: 719445 (internal reference number: SEP-210324730) H2020-SMEINST-2-2015
  • SAICTPAC/0010/2015 PROGRAMAS DE ATIVIDADES CONJUNTAS (PAC) Synaptic networks and Personalized Medicine Approaches to Understand Neurobehavioural Diseases Across the Lifespan 016428 POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016428 01-02-2017 31-01-2020
  • Bial Foundation The role of motion adaptation in bottom-up mechanisms of perceptual decision-making. Started 2018
  • H2020 Marie Curie EU Grant Brain stimulation of attention networks: examining old principles and developing new clinical applications
  • H2020 INFRADEV-2 Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase-II Project 2015-2017
  • CENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-00205 From molecules to man: novel diagnostic imaging tools in neurological and psychiatric disorders. 01-07 2013-01-09-2015
  • Strategic Project of the Research Unit UID / NEU / 04539 / 2013-2020 component of the IBILI 01-01-2015 31-12-2018
  • 2012-2015: PTDC/SAU-ENB/122128/2010 Fluorescence Lifetime Microscope for Clinical Metabolic Imaging of Corneal Tissues. 
  • Projeto Santa Casa da Misericórdia (CNC/ICNAS) Mantero Belard MB-29-2013
  • Hometec QREN –Assisted Living Autism
  • PEst-C/SAU/UI3282/2013, Strategic Project of the Research Unit, IBILI, Strategic Project - UI 3282 - 2013-2014
  • Incentivo/SAU/UI3282/2014 Incentive Project of the Research Unit, IBILI, - UI 3282
  • Incentivo/SAU/UI3282/2013 Incentive Project of the Research Unit, IBILI, - UI 3282
  • Bial 373/14 2014 Multimodal mapping of visual motion perceptual decision: dissecting the role of different motion integration areas in visual surfaces reconstruction Bial Foundation, 2013
  • DoIT – Diamarker: a consortium for the discovery of novel biomarker in diabetes – QREN- COMPETE Genetic susceptibility of multisystemic complications of diabetes type 2: novel biomarkers for diagnosis and monitoring of therapy – PI FMUC - Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra
  • Eur-USH - ERARE12-058 - European project on rare diseases- ERA-Net for Research Programmes on Rare Diseases. EU Coordinator: Kerstin Nagel-Wolfrum Local coordinators: Eduardo Silva and Miguel Castelo-Branco


Translational Research Projects

Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs): 

  • AIMS-II-TRIALS (drug related); 
  • STIPED (neurostimulation);
  • BRAINTRAIN (BCI and Neurofeedback trials), 
  • RADICAL (new imaging diagnostic markers).


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