Paula I. Moreira received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2007. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and head of the research group "Cell Metabolism and Quality Control" from CNC.IBILI Consortium, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Moreira’s group is interested in elucidating the role of mitochondria (energy, homeostasis and signals) and insulin signaling pathways in brain changes occurring in diabetes and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. The therapeutic potential of anti-diabetic drugs and mitochondrial modulators is also being investigated. Moreira has published more than 160 scientific peer-reviewed articles and she is on the editorial board of over 6 journals. Paula Moreira won the Stimulus to Research prize, in 2003, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and, in 2008, the L’Oréal for Women in Science Award supported by L'Oreal Portugal/UNESCO/ FCT.