Paulo Aguiar graduated in Physics (“Engª Física Tecnológica”) from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and completed the course work in the Biophysics Doctoral Program at the Institute for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Lisbon in 2001 (final grade 95/100, among the highest achieved in the program). He then moved to the United Kingdom to continue his studies at the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh. After finishing his PhD in Computational Neuroscience (U. Edinburgh, 2006) he joined, as a postdoc in neurobiology, the Neuroscience Unit at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), Portugal. In 2008 he was awarded a competitive researcher grant in Computational Biology, and in 2013 he was invited to join the National Institute for Biomedical Engineering (INEB) as an Assistant Investigator.
Since 2016 he is a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), where he leads the Neuroengineering and Computational Neuroscience Lab (NCN). His group follows a “neural computation” perspective and is focused on understanding how neural circuits are capable of transmitting, processing and storing information. The team combines expertise in neurobiology, electrophysiology and in vitro neuronal cultures with computational models and neuroengineering tools, to reveal and repair neural function.
In 2019 he was elected Vice-Coordinator of the Neurobiology and Neurologic Disorders Research Program at i3S (harboring 23 research groups), and he is also invited Associate Prof. at ICBAS, invited Associate Prof. in Neuroengineering at Faculty of Engineering, and Affiliate Prof. in Biophysics at Faculty of Medicine, all at Univ. of Porto. He has been responsible for several courses in physics, mathematics, neurobiology and engineering, and has received a Univ. of Porto Pedagogical Score of 6.7/7.0 by the students. He has supervised and co-supervised 16 PhD students (completed + ongoing).
Paulo Aguiar is author in 70+ international peer-reviewed publications (including in Science, ACS Nano, Nat. Cell Biology, J. Neuroscience, PNAS, J. Neural Eng., Medical Image Analysis; over 3000+ citations and an h-factor of 24) and is the core developer of several scientific open-source software (collectively with +14,700 registered downloads). He has been already (co)PI/Task Leader in 18 national and international research projects, obtained in competitive calls.
DOI: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab0b86 SCOPUS: 85065810756.
Heiney K., Mateus J.C., Lopes C.D.F., Neto E., Lamghari M., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42148-3 SCOPUS: 85064068131.
Aresta G., Araújo T., Kwok S., Chennamsetty S.S., Safwan M., Alex V., Marami B., Prastawa M., Chan M., Donovan M., Fernandez G., Zeineh J., Kohl M., Walz C., Ludwig F., Braunewell S., Baust M., Vu Q.D., To M.N.N., Kim E., Kwak J.T., Galal S., Sanchez-Freire V., Brancati N., Frucci M., Riccio D., Wang Y., Sun L., Ma K., Fang J., Kone I., Boulmane L., Campilho A., Eloy C., Polónia A., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2019.05.010 SCOPUS: 85067343074.
Cerquido M., Proenca M.P., Dias C., Leitao D.C., Cardoso S., Freitas P.P., Aguiar P., Ventura J.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.03.158 SCOPUS: 85044588454.
Dias C., Castro D., Aroso M., Ventura J., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.2c00198 SCOPUS: 85130149541.
Mateus J.C., Weaver S., Van Swaay D., Renz A.F., Hengsteler J., Aguiar P., Vörös J.,
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c10750 SCOPUS: 85129103498.
Teixeira H., Dias C., Aguiar P., Ventura J.,
DOI: 10.1002/admt.202000770 SCOPUS: 85097519751.
Mateus J.C., Lopes C.D.F., Aroso M., Costa A.R., Gerós A., Meneses J., Faria P., Neto E., Lamghari M., Sousa M.M., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.1088/1741-2552/ac41db SCOPUS: 85122868659.
Castro D., Nunes V., Lima J.T., Ferreira J.G., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.1242/jcs.252254 SCOPUS: 85099992997.
Gerós A., Magalhães A., Aguiar P.,
DOI: 10.3758/s13428-020-01381-9 SCOPUS: 85083094268.