- The Team
The best team for a unique project
The scientific issues related to biomedical research require an interdisciplinary approach and that is why the Champalimaud Foundation gathers prestigious and internationally renowned professionals from different areas of expertise and specialisation.
João Silveira Botelho
António Horta Osório
Meet the directors of the Champalimaud Foundation
The President of the Board of Directors is Leonor Beleza, who was appointed, with a lifetime mandate, by António Champalimaud in his will. She is joined by João Silveira Botelho and António Horta Osório, under the current mandate (2020-2024). Of the Executive Committee are members Leonor Beleza (President) and João Silveira Botelho (Administrator).
Meet the General Council
The members of the General Council are responsible for determining the guidelines of the ongoing development of the Foundation, and come from different cultural and professional backgrounds. All are highly considered in their respective areas and all are committed to improving people’s well-being. The President of the General Council is Daniel Proença de Carvalho, and in late 2019, The Queen Sofia of Spain joined as an Honorary member.
Daniel Proença de Carvalho
Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Pedro D'Abreu Loureiro
Manuela Ferreira Leite
Rainha Sofia de Espanha
Maria Isabel Barroso Lopes Soares
Paulo Cardoso Correia da Mota Pinto
José Manuel Cardoso da Costa
Isabel Palmeirim, MD, PhD
Isabel Pavão Martins
Mário Miguel Rosa
Paula Martinho da Silva
Meet the Ethics Committee
The main mission of the Champalimaud Foundation’s Ethics Committee is to ensure the observance of the highest ethical standards in the practice of its scientific activities , analysing every ethical issue inherent to medical practice.
Meet the Vision Award Jury
The jury of the Vision Award comprises a panel of prestigious international personalities and prominent public figures whose lives have been devoted to solving the problems of developing countries.
Gullapalli N. Rao
Rui Costa, PhD
Fiona Watt, PhD
Alan Ashworth, PhD
Caetano Reis e Sousa, PhD
Carla Shatz, PhD
Catherine Dulac, PhD
Eero Simoncelli, PhD
Fiona Powrie, PhD
J. Anthony Movshon, PhD
Larry Norton, MD, PhD
Ton Schumacher, PhD
Yasmine Belkaid, PhD
Meet the Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of internationally recognised scientists and advises the leadership of the Foundation on the direction of scientific pursuit, the quality and impact of the research programmes and investigators.
Meet the Fiscal Supervisory Board
The Foundation is supervised by a fiscal supervisory board, comprised of a president and two members. The members of the supervisory board are appointed by the General Council, at the proposal of its President, for a period of five years, successively renewable, with the term 2020-2024 currently in force.
António Soares Pinto Barbosa
Maria Teresa da Silva Morais
António Henriques de Pinho Cardão
of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Zvi Fuks studied at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem (1962). After fulfilling academic functions at Stanford University in California, he was appointed professor and president of the department of radiation and medical oncology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem (1976-1984). Later, he became president of the department of radiation oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York (1984-1998 and 2004-2005), as well as its Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Planning (1998-2004). Currently, Dr. Fuks is the Director of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.