Afonso Santos Pourfarzaneh


E-mail: afonso.santosp[at]

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Research topics
  • Machine Learning
  • Translational Neuroscience
  • Disease Modelling
  • Neuroimaging


Afonso Pourfarzaneh, born and raised in Oliveira do Hospital, moved to Lisbon in 2015 to enroll in an Integrated Masters (BSc + MSc) degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, which he concluded in 2022.
To complete his BSc, he did a summer internship with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, in which he developed a novel concept for 3D-printed variable-stiffness prosthetic sockets, a work that he presented in multiple conferences and resulted in a published paper.
For his masters thesis, he collaborated with the University of Cambridge to develop a lesion localisation tool to improve outcome prediction in Traumatic Brain Injury patients.
In 2022, he started an industry career working as a tech consultant for EY, where he currently acts as a software developer in the Financial Crime sector. Recently, he returned to FCUL to start a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, supervised by Professor Alexandre Andrade and in collaboration with the Champalimaud Foundation, with the aim of developing a deep learning model to aid in the differential diagnosis of distinct dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.


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