Nuno Sousa is full professor and president of the School of Medicine, University of Minho. Nuno Sousa, together with a small group of other leaders, was able to create this highly prestigious medical school, one of the most well known and respected internationally, from scratch after he moved from  U. Porto to U. Minho in 2001.

Nuno Sousa serves at several medical education and medical assessment advisory boards around the world, including the National Board of Medical Examiners (where he is an executive board member) and the European Board of Medical Assessors.

Nuno Sousa is the Chief Medical Officer of Pathena, SA and has created several spin-offs, including BnML and ICognitus.

He is a Medical Doctor, with training in Neuroradiologist. Presently, he is the Director of the Clinical Academic Center (2CA) at Hospital de Braga. He is the Coordinator of the Neuroscience Research Domain, which integrates the ICVS/3B´s is a joint-venture with the Institute of Health and Life Sciences (ICVS) of U. Minho, a research institute of the highest quality in medicine, health and life sciences.    Nuno Sousa has published more than 300 peer-reviewed research articles. Nuno Sousa’s papers have been cited more than 10000 times and his H-factor is 54. Nuno Sousa coordinates several national and international scientific projects, including workpackages in some European initiatives in the field of neuroscience. He is Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience and member of editorial board of molecular neurodegeneration, neurobiology of stress and neuropharmacology.  

Nuno Sousa was the president of the Portuguese Society for Neurosciences (2011-2015). He was the president of the Scientific Council of Life and Health Sciences of FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) and president of the Portuguese Society of Anatomy (2014-2016). He is a member of Bial Foundation

He has received awards and honors for his research accomplishments of which the gold medal from the Portuguese ministry of health merits a specific mention.