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Miguel Castelo Branco

Miguel Castelo Branco

Prof. Miguel Castelo Branco is a Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck - Institut für Hirnforschung - Germany (1998-1999), where he had also performed his PhD work (1994-1998).

He has made contributions in the fields of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Visual Neuroscience, Human Psychophysics, Functional Brain Imaging and Human and Animal Neurophysiology. He is the scientific coordinator of the National Functional Brain Imaging Network. In his work he has studied parallel pathways to quantitatively analyze visual aging in neurodegenerative disorders of the retina and the brain (Glaucoma and Parkinson Disease).

His achievements are well reflected in publications in top General Journals, such as Nature and PNAS and Top Translational research journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Brain as well as others in the field of Basic and Clinical Visual Sciences (IOVS, Archives of Ophthalmology, Vision Research and others).