The I&D Session is the AIMS Meeting Spotlight for the best of Portuguese Science. Each year, we bring a different Portuguese scientist to talk about his or her research and path in Science. We aim to showcase the scientific achievements and merits achieved by Portuguese Scientists, while emphasizing the consistent work, dedication and collaboration that allowed for those same discoveries. This year, in a time where, although physically distanced, we have seen a close cooperation in international science, we have decided to invite Prof. Caetano Reis e Sousa, a Portuguese scientist that has achieved major scientific feats in an international setting with his work in the UK.

Caetano Reis e Sousa, PhD

Prof. Caetano Reis e Sousa is a portuguese biologist and immunologist who is senior group leader and assistant research director at the Francis Crick Institute, one of the most world-renowned institutions and one of the biggest single biomedical laboratories in Europe. Head of the Immunobiology Laboratory, his research is dedicated to studying the immune response to infections and cancer. Prof. Sousa is included in the list of Highly Cited Researchers and has won many awards, such as: the BD Biosciences Prize of the European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (2002), the Liliane Bettencourt for Life Sciences Award (2008), the Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research from the European Society for Clinical Investigation (2011) and the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2017). He is also member of the Royal Society and has been made Officer of the Order of Sant’Iago da Espada by the government of Portugal.
Prof. Caetano combines his research work with an academic path, being Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London as well as holding honorary professorships at both University College London and King’s College London.