Nuno Silva (30 years old) completed his BSc in Applied Biology and received is PhD in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells from the University of Minho in 2012. His PhD work consisted on the development of novel approaches for Spinal Cord Injury Repair based on biodegradable materials and stem cells. His PhD was carried out in the 3B’s Research Group, in the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), both from the University of Minho, and in the Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research of the University of Toronto. In 2012 he started a post-doc at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute dedicated to study the best pharmacological combination to treat the injured spinal cord. He is currently an author of 14 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. His work was cited 249 times and he has an h-index of 9. Additionally he is author of 2 book chapters and has more than 30 abstracts submitted to international conferences, being awarded with two prizes for best poster presentation on the 11th Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neurosciences in 2009 and on the 2nd Meeting of the Portuguese Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He supervises/supervised 7 post-graduation students. Parallel to his research activity his has been acting as referee for international journals such as Tissue Engineering, Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy and Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. He is also member of the Portuguese Society of Stem Cells and Cells Therapy since 2008, member of TERMIS-EU since 2008, member of Portuguese Society for Neuroscience since 2009 and member of the American Society for Neuroscience since 2010.