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Current Experience

  • CSO
    Since May 2016

Past Experience

  • Co-Founder and CSO
    January 2011 --- April 2016
    Manager of the R&D department. Responsible for Cell2B’s product development studies and for scientific and technical partnerships with academic research groups and industry

  • Post-doctoral Fellow
    February 2012 --- March 2013
    The post-doctorate was focused on “Novel Bioengineering Strategies for the Treatment of Graf-versus-Host Disease using Mesenchymal Stem Cells”. Responsible for supervision of the work developed by several master students in the field of stem cell bioengineering.

  • PhD student
    October 2007 --- September 2011
    My PhD thesis was focused on the developing a large scale bioreactor system for the expansion of human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). During this 4-year period I was also involved in a clinical study using MSC for the treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease and other hemato-oncological disorders.

  • Trainee
    March 2006 --- September 2006
    Traineeship focused on development of a food technology.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilitySelf-confidenceResult OrientedSelf-disciplineSociabilityStrategic thinkingTrustStrivingWillingness to compromise


LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyBioengineeringLife SciencesCell CultureStem CellsBiomedical EngineeringCell biologyFlow CytometryscienceTissue EngineeringGel ElectrophoresisNanotechnologyProtein ExpressionLifesciencesCellFluorescence MicroscopyImmunology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Creates a collaborative team environmentLead teamsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Interact with physicians Lab scale batches Technology research Write papersAdjust processes Advise on strategyBuild CMC development planCell cultureCollaborate with medical teamConduct university research Coordinate with the ethics commiteeCreate SOPsCreate study documentsDesign studyManage budgetsManufacture of non-GMP batchesManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Solve problemsWork cross-functionallyWork with coordination and data management teams


  • PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2011
  • MSc in Biological Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2007
  • BSc in Biological Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2006


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Area / Region

Lisbon, Portugal


Driving License
  • Yes