Francisco Couto Photo

Francisco M. Couto is currently an associate professor with habilitation and head of the Department of Informatics of FCUL, member of coordination board of the master in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and a member of LASIGE where he is the coordinator and founder of the HBI: Health and Biomedical Informatics research line.

He graduated (2000) and has a master (2001) in Informatics and Computer Engineering from the IST. He concluded his doctorate (2006) in Informatics, specialization Bioinformatics, from the Universidade de Lisboa.

He was on the faculty at IST from 1998 to 2001 and since 2001 at FCUL. He was an invited researcher at EBIAFMB-CNRSBioAlma during his doctoral studies.

He received the Young Engineer Innovation Prize 2004 from the Portuguese Engineers Guild, and an honorable mention in the Scientific Prizes of Universidade de Lisboa and Caixa Geral de Depósitos in 2017.

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