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Rui Diogo is a multi-awarded


researcher, speaker and writer that is renowned worldwide for addressing broader scientific questions and societal issues using state-of-the-art empirical data from many different fields of science.


He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and later did a PhD in Biology at the University of Liege, Belgium, a postdoc at the King's College of London, and then a master's and a Ph.D. at the Department of Anthropology of George Washington University, U.S.A.


A wonderer and a wanderer, he has done research, gave speeches, or travelled in more than 120 countries.


He is the author of more than 150 papers in top journals and 20 books, including "Learning and understanding human anatomy and pathology" - used at several medical schools worldwide -, "Evolution driven by organismal behavior" - often listed among the ten best evolutionary books in 2017, and "Meaning of Life, Human Nature, and Delusions", which has been at the top of the 'Amazon Hot New Releases' for Philosophy and Biology, in the past weeks.

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The RuiDiogoLab offers postdoctoral researchers and students a prosperous, resourceful, and multidisciplinary research environment, in which new and bold ideas are welcomed, and in which students and postdocs have the needed independence and liberty to develop their own projects, being commonly the first authors of papers and books. 

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Michel Chardon

Biology PhD 

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Biological Anthropology PhD

The research done at this lab would never have been possible without the opportunities provided by the advisors of Diogo's biology PhD - Michel Chardon - and Biological Anthropology PhD - Bernard Wood.



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Consultant: primatology, cultural studies and conservation


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