Tiago Brandão Rodrigues graduated in Biochemistry in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade de Coimbra in 2000. He was researcher in Dallas University and in Biomedics Investigation Institute, in Madrid. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Universidade de Coimbra, and his thesis won António Xavier Prize, in 2008. From 2010, he was researcher in Cancer Research UK, of Cambridge University, being also associated to Corpus Christi College.
He is member of several international scientific societies and author of many articles published in specialized magazines, such as Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Cancer Research. With his article about one pioneer technique to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer treatments published in Nature Medicine magazine, he won the British Prize of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in 2013. He is member of the editorial board of scientific magazines and reviewer of articles, as well as evaluator of reputed international scientific funding agencies. He was Olympic attaché to the Portuguese delegation to the Olympic Games in London, in 2012. He was elected to Parliament in 2015 for Viana do Castelo constituency.