PhD in Biology at FCUP, Porto. Full Professor – University of Porto (FCUP) and director of CIIMAR. Head of the Group of Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology with research on cyanobacteria secondary metabolites and biotechnological applications. Director of LEGE culture collection - 1200 strains of cyanobacteria and microalgae. Member of the European Marine Board and of the Scientific Council of the National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France). Director of PhD in Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture. Project evaluator of the Innovation Agency and various international research funding institutions.