Henrique Veiga-Fernandes graduated in Veterinary Medicine at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He was awarded a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Université René Descartes, Paris, France. He developed his post-doctoral research at Institut Necker in Paris, France and at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK. He started his own group in 2009 at IMM Lisboa, Portugal. In 2014 he became member of the IMM Lisboa board of directors. He made ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of immunological memory, innate lymphoid cells and hematopoietic stem cell biology. Among other distinctions he received three European Research Council (ERC) awards, he has been elected as EMBO member and he his Commander of Ordem Militar de Sant’Iago da Espada of Portugal.