Metabolism and Nutrition

The Metabolism and Nutrition Lab delivers research across a broad spectrum of clinical problems, covering the broad and multidisciplinary field of human nutrition and metabolism. 

We are focused on studies related to obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, molecular and cellular biology of nutrients, foods and dietary supplements, as well as macro- and micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and contaminants (endocrine disruptors). 

NOVA Medical School students win awards at the Portuguese Congress on Obesity

Inês Castela and Vanessa Pereira were the two students of NOVA Medical School distinguished with Awards at the congress of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Obesity (SPEO)

NMS participates in the International Conference "Science and Football"

Professor and Researcher Mónica Sousa was one of the speakers at this international event on Sports Sciences applied to football.

Hoje assinala-se o Dia Mundial do Obesidade

O Dia Mundial da Obesidade assinala-se dia 4 de março com o lema “Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity”. O grupo Nutrição e Metabolismo da Nova Medical School vai-se aliar à World Obesity Federation e aos seus parceiros globais, para tornar possível esta ação unificada para a promoção de respostas coesas, unificadas e transdisciplinares em resposta à crise da obesidade.   

NMS Research promotes brain science literacy among youth and seniors

To observe the Brain Awareness Week, NMS organized two neuroscience fairs in two schools in Lisbon and one "pop-up" science center at Museu da Saúde, between March 13th and 17th.

Principal Investigator

Conceição Calhau

Investigation Groups

Nutrition, Metabolism and Microbiota

Ana Faria

Nutrition Management of Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Júlio César Rocha

Nutrition: Clinical Research

Diana Teixeira

Nutrition, Environment and Endocrine Disruptors

Diogo Pestana