BIAL Foundation - 30 Years


30 YEARS Conference +
Ceremony for the Maria de Sousa Award 2024

Aula Magna da Universidade de Lisboa | October 9, 5 pm

To mark its 30th anniversary, the BIAL Foundation is bringing neuroscientists António Damásio and Hanna Damásio to Portugal for a jointly prepared conference, presented by the former, titled "On the Physiology of the Mind 2024".

The event includes the award ceremony for the Maria de Sousa Award 2024.

Save this date on your calendar. Entrance is free, but registration is mandatory by September.

More information will be available soon.



Created on 6 May 1994 by the BIAL pharmaceutical company together with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities, the BIAL Foundation celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2024. Over three decades, the BIAL Foundation has awarded and supported those who seek to advance science and knowledge in Portugal and around the world.

Always with transparency and rigour as its flagships, and from a patronage stance, the BIAL Foundation will continue to promote research and stimulate discoveries that enable human beings to live better lives, using all their potential and respecting Universal Laws.

BIAL Foundation Chairman’s Message

“In deep gratitude to all those who have selflessly contributed to the BIAL Foundation, we affirm our will to strengthen our structure and our activities, reinforcing the quality of the science that we support and distinguish, so that we can increasingly contribute to the enlightenment of humanity, both from a physical and a spiritual point of view."

Luís Portela
Founder and Chairman of the BIAL Foundation

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