Discovering the Senses, Touching Lives

Through the senses we’re able to explore the world around, building a path to knowledge virtually infinite. What happens if their functions fail? Join us and come discover the incredible world of the senses and the mysteries that surround them! Stay tuned to our range of innovative themes that we will introduce you to in the coming days.


Abel Nascimento

Dr. Abel Nascimento, MD, PhD from René Descartes University, Paris and European Doctorate in Orthopedics and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is currently the Director of the ICR, head of the Orthopedics and Traumatology service, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra and Invited Full Professor at the University of Aveiro. He created the Unit of Hand Surgery/Microsurgery and Unit of Quadriplegics at HUC. He is part of the FreeHand System implementation team and was a pioneer in its implementation in Europe, of the European research and gait recovery team through the paraplegics electronic system (SUAW2), the Leonardo da Vinci project and the international group of multiple transplant tissues (hand transplantation). He is a member of 32 scientific societies, a Member of juries for hospital graduation in Orthopedics in Portugal and a Member of the Scientific Committe of the french magazine “La Main”. Organized national and international congresses in the areas of Hand Surgery, Othopedics and Brachial Plexus/Peripheral Nerves.

Armin Moniri

Armin Moniri is Ear Nose Throat Consultant and Professor at the University of Algarve in Portugal. He is the author of many scientific papers and reviewer at several medical journals. He started his PhD studies at the Sahlgrenska Academy in 2008. He defended his thesis entitled “Two New Non-invasive Treatment Methods for Otitis Media with Effusion in Children and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2014. Moniri has received several grants and scholarships for his scientific work. He is in fact the only person who has ever received 2 grants simultaneously from the Swedish Innovationsbron for innovative thinking and research. We count on you to watch his lecture online!

Francisco Ambrósio

Francisco Ambrósio is Coordinator Investigator/Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (FMUC). He is the head of Retinal Dysfunction and Neuroinflammation Lab at the Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR), since 2002. Francisco Ambrósio was the Director of iCBR for 5 years (2016-2021). His main scientific interests are focused on retinal degenerative diseases, namely diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, and more recently, retinitis pigmentosa. He has been interested not only in dissecting the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying those diseases, but also in identifying novel drug targets and developing novel therapies, as well as in identifying novel biomarkers of disease and disease progression. He has established several collaborations at national and international level, also with clinicians. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.