Queen Sofia visit to the Champalimaud Foundation
Queen Sofia Foundation and the Champalimaud Foundation launch research programmes in neurodegenerative diseases.
Today, February 24th, Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Champalimaud Centre in the context of the cooperation that exists between her own foundation and the Champalimaud Foundation in the area of neuroscience.
The Queen was joined by various specialists from the Fundação Rainha Sofia, who met with researchers and doctors from the Champalimaud Foundation. Together, they worked to define the collaborative programme between the two institutions, particularly for the development of research projects in the area of neurodegenerative diseases and the organisation of international scientific symposia to be held in Lisbon and Madrid.
Under particular consideration for joint scientific work linking the two foundations in both research and clinic will be Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Work in the area of imaging will also be developed, with the Champalimaud Foundation making available its knowledge and expertise through, in particular, its new platform of pre-clinical imaging, which offers this project a new dimension and opens up new avenues of research and treatment for these diseases. In this initial phase of collaboration, around 20 researchers and doctors from the Champalimaud Foundation will participate in the various programmes.
Queen Sofia began the day by meeting with Leonor Beleza before visiting the Champalimaud Clinical Centre and the laboratories of the Foundation’s Neuroscience Programme, where she was able to see the state-of-the-art work being developed by some of the research groups.
Queen Sofia also had the opportunity to meet with the Spanish scientists and clinicians working at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.