I completed the Masters in Biological Engineering (2009) in Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. My master thesis was done abroad in Milan, Italy on Bio-Engineering and bio transformation under the supervision of Prof Francesco Molinary (Universita degli study di Milano). I then moved back to Lisbon, and started a research fellow (2009-2011) at Instituto de Medicina Molecular on Bio-image analysis of microscopy images mainly of Drosophila and Zebrafish wound healing, under the supervision of Prof Antonio Jacinto. On 2012 I started my PhD (2012-2017) entitled "The Cell cycle around the wound when software meets biology" as a joint effort between 3 institutes, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Chronic Diseases Research Center/NOVA Medical School, CEDOC/NMS and Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris, under the supervision of Jose Rino, PhD, Prof Antonio Jacinto and Prof Luis Almeida respectively. During these years I learned and developed my skills on bioimage analysis, computer vision, microscopy and optics, systems biology and drosophila genetics. Also 4 peer-reviewed articles were published as co-author and I participated in several international meetings. I started working as a Microscopy Facility technician in 2015 at CEDOC and in 2019 I got the position as Facility Head. Currently I am focused on developing bioimage analysis methods on microscopy image quantification and also medical imaging analysis mainly on Retina OCT imaging. In total, I am now author in 12 peer-reviewed papers with around 350 citations and H-index of 7 (Web of Science). I also supervised 2 Master students and currently supervise a PhD student. I have also been active in science outreach (e.g. institute open days) and organizing international (SPAOM2018 and CTLS2021) scientific meetings. I am involved in two Portuguese Research infrastructures, PPBI and PT-OPENSCREEN, and the international ones EuroBioimaging, EU-OPENSCREEN and CTLS. I am also involved in the Eurobioimaging Remote access expert group, Eurobioimaging image analysis and data management expert group and in the CTLS Training working group..

Personal identification

Full name
Telmo Pereira

Citation names

  • Pereira, Telmo

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Computer and Information Sciences - Computer Sciences
  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences - Optics
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Cell Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology
Degree Classification
2012 - 2017
Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Medicine (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
"The Cell cycle around the wound: when software meets biology" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2015/06/01 - Current Researcher (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, Portugal


Designation Funders
2021 - 2025/12/31 Life Sciences for a Healthy and Sustainable Future
2021 - 2024/03/28 A genetic model for neurorehabilitation: genes and circuits controlling motor recovery.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, Portugal
2022 - 2023/07/14 Mechanisms of reinnervation during skin repair: novel roles for intercellular communication
Principal investigator
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, Portugal
2022 - 2023/07/09 Screening for new high potential therapeutic targets in duodenum against type 2 diabetes
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas, Portugal
2020 - 2023 iNOVA4Health - Programa de Medicina Translacional (iBET, CEDOC/FCM, IPOLFG e ITQB) iNOVA4Health - Programme in Translational Medicine (iBET, CEDOC/FCM, IPOLFG e ITQB)
2018 - 2021 Occluding Junctions as novel regulators of epithelial mechanics during development and repair
2018 - 2021 Targeting early stages of gut inflammation
2011 - 2014 REGENR - Modélisation Mathématique et Physique de la Réparation Régénérative
PhD Student Fellow
2009 - 2010 Abordagem genética ao estudo da cicatrização de feridas
Research Fellow


Journal article
  1. Paramos-de-Carvalho, Diogo; Martins, Isaura; Cristóvão, Ana Margarida; Dias, Ana Filipa; Neves-Silva, Dalila; Pereira, Telmo; Chapela, Diana; et al. "Targeting senescent cells improves functional recovery after spinal cord injury". Cell Reports 36 1 (2021): 109334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109334.
  2. Flores, Rita; Carneiro, Angela; Serra, Joana; Gouveia, Nélia; Pereira, Telmo; Mendes, Jorge M.; Coelho, Pedro S.; Tenreiro, Sandra; Seabra, Miguel C.. "CORRELATION STUDY BETWEEN DRUSEN MORPHOLOGY AND FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE". Retina Publish Ah (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/iae.0000000000002881.
  3. Cabral, Diogo; Coscas, Florence; Pereira, Telmo; Laiginhas, Rita; Rodrigues, Catarina; Français, Catherine; Nogueira, Vanda; et al. "IMPLICATIONS OF THE MORPHOLOGIC PATTERNS OF TYPE 1 MACULAR NEOVASCULARIZATION ON MACULAR ATROPHY GROWTH ON PATIENTS UNDER ANTI–VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR TREATMENT". Retina (2020): 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/iae.0000000000002842.
  4. Cabral, D.; Coscas, F.; Pereira, T.; Français, C.; Geraldes, C.; Laiginhas, R.; Rodrigues, C.; et al. "Quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography biomarkers in a treat-and-extend dosing regimen in neovascular age-related macular degeneration". Translational Vision Science and Technology 9 3 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85080985190&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Cabral, D.; Pereira, T.; Ledesma-Gil, G.; Rodrigues, C.; Coscas, F.; Sarraf, D.; Freund, K.B.. "Volume Rendering of Dense B-Scan Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography to Evaluate the Connectivity of Macular Blood Flow". Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 61 6 (2020): 44-44. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85086753324&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Cabral, D.; Coscas, F.; Glacet-Bernard, A.; Pereira, T.; Geraldes, C.; Cachado, F.; Papoila, A.; Coscas, G.; Souied, E.. "Biomarkers of peripheral nonperfusion in retinal venous occlusions using optical coherence tomography angiography". Translational Vision Science and Technology 8 3 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067066033&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Florence Coscas; Diogo Cabral; Telmo Pereira; Carlos Geraldes; Hemaxi Narotamo; Alexandra Miere; Marco Lupidi; et al. "Quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography biomarkers for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in remission". PLOS ONE 13 10 (2018): e0205513-e0205513. https://doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0205513.
  8. Yoo, S.K.; Pascoe, H.G.; Pereira, T.; Kondo, S.; Jacinto, A.; Zhang, X.; Hariharan, I.K.. "Plexins function in epithelial repair in both Drosophila and zebrafish". Nature Communications 7 (2016): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84979516632&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Ravasio, A.; Cheddadi, I.; Chen, T.; Pereira, T.; Ong, H.T.; Bertocchi, C.; Brugues, A.; et al. "Gap geometry dictates epithelial closure efficiency". Nature Communications 6 (2015): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84937010465&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Antunes, M.; Pereira, T.; Cordeiro, J.V.; Almeida, L.; Jacinto, A.. "Coordinated waves of actomyosin flow and apical cell constriction immediately after wounding". Journal of Cell Biology 202 2 (2013): 365-379. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84880822050&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Mateus, R.; Pereira, T.; Sousa, S.; de Lima, J.E.; Pascoal, S.; Saúde, L.; Jacinto, A.. "In Vivo Cell and Tissue Dynamics Underlying Zebrafish Fin Fold Regeneration". PLoS ONE 7 12 (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84871414741&partnerID=MN8TOARS.


Other output
  1. Motor dysfunction in Drosophila melanogaster as a biomarker for developmental neurotoxicity. 2021. Ana Cabrita; Alexandra M. Medeiros; Telmo Pereira; António Sebastião Rodrigues; Michel Kranendonk; César S. Mendes. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.09.451676.