Maria de Sousa Award 2022


The Maria de Sousa Award – 2nd edition 2022 was delivered on the 14th November 2022 to five Portuguese researchers, in a
ceremony that took place at Teatro Thalia, in Lisbon, and was presided by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato.

“Mapping neuronal ensembles of associative learning in the nucleus accumbens”
Dr. Carina Soares-Cunha

“EMERGENCE - mEMbranE tRafficking drivEs aGgrEssiveness in breast caNCEr”
Dr. Sandra Tavares

“Tracking the unconventionally secreted tau species: insights into the progression of tauopathies”
Dr. Ana Melo

“IFNγ-decoy by tumor extracellular vesicles as a mean to evade
antitumor immunity and immunotherapy”
Dr. Ana Rita Cruz

“UPSEE HEALTH Project – Urban Places and Sensory Experiences of Everyday in HEALTH”
Dr. Daniela Rodrigues


Applications received


Rui Costa

Maria do Carmo Fonseca
Miguel Castelo-Branco
Joana Palha
Graça Porto

More information about the awarded projects available here.

Watch the videos presented at the ceremony here.

Watch the award ceremony here (Portuguese only) and watch the "best of" video below (Portuguese only).