Bruno Silva-Santos, PhD
Professor @Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa
Group Leader & Vice-Director @Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM)
Bruno Silva-Santos is a Group Leader and Vice-Director of Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM), and Associate Professor and Director of Immuno-Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Portugal).
His research, which has been funded, among others, by the European Research Council and Fundación la Caixa, is mostly dedicated to gamma-delta T cells, having dissected novel molecular mechanisms of their differentiation and tumor cell recognition, published in over 100 papers in top international peer-reviewed journals.
In 2019, Bruno Silva-Santos was elected Member of European Molecular Organization (EMBO) in recognition of his scientific contributions. His translational work on Immuno-Oncology was further recognized with various awards and the nomination as Honorary Member of the European Academy of Tumor Immunology.
His work also constituted the basis for a start-up company (founded in 2013) focused on cancer immunotherapy, Lymphact, which was acquired in 2018 by the British biotech GammaDelta Therapeutics, and is now (2022) being incorporated (including the proprietary technology developed in the Silva-Santos lab and in Lymphact) in Takeda Pharmaceutical.
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