José Luis Costa
Intercellular Communication and Cancer
I have carried out my undergraduate studies at the University of Porto in Portugal and obtained my Ph.D. degree in Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden. Prior to joining the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP) in 2006, I carried out postdoctoral research at the Vrije University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2014, I was appointed as Affiliated Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Porto. During my academic and scientific career, I have published several papers in international peer reviewed journals. I have been able to attract competitive funding and was awarded with two prizes, one from the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and another from the Portuguese Society of Oncology. Also, I have supervised Master students both in Amsterdam and Porto. Scientifically my career has focused on understanding the crucial events that are the basis for the development and progression of cancer. To develop my work, I use diverse genomic techniques, ranging from basic molecular biology tools to high-throughput technologies. Currently, I aim to deepen my translational research in order to be able to contribute with my knowledge of genomics for the benefit of patients through the application of the latest technologies in the diagnosis and the search for personalized therapy.