Albino Oliveira Maia completed a medical degree at Universidade do Porto, and a doctorate in neuroscience, developed at Duke University, under the supervision of Profs. Miguel Nicolelis and Sidney Simon. After returning to Portugal, Albino trained in adult psychiatry at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, where the Department of Psychiatry of NOVA Medical School is based. During residency, he was engaged in postdoctoral training at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, under the supervision of Prof. Rui Costa, and completed a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, where he also trained in non-invasive brain stimulation with Prof. Alvaro Pascual-Leone. Currently, Albino is director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Champalimaud Research and Clinical Centre, and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at NOVA Medical School.