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Department of Molecular Life Sciences

Filipe Viegas


PhD Student

Filipe Viegas

Office Y13-K-74    Lab Y13-K-78

Tel +41 44 635 48 34


Curriculum Vitae

  • Current – PhD student in Stephan Neuhauss’ lab, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich as part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School – Molecular life sciences PhD program
  • 2017-2018 – Research Fellowship in the Integrative Biomedicine Laboratory at the Chronic Diseases Research Center of the Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2016 – MSc degree in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon; Thesis project carried out at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
  • 2014 – BSc degree in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

Research Interests

  • Glucose metabolism in the vertebrate retina and brain
  • Contribution of cellular metabolism to photoreceptor homeostasis and degeneration
  • Metabolic disease modeling and genetic engineering
  • Metabolomics
  • Developmental biology