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Current Experience

    Since April 2016

    SCIENTIFIC MANAGER/ BUSINESS DEVELOPER at Biospinn - Dutch start-up specialized in online platforms for global sharing of experimental chemicals and biologicals. Responsible for the overall scientific direction of the projects and the establishment of new collaborations with companies and academia.

Past Experience

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT Lisbon, Portugal
    September 2006 --- July 2017

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Lisbon, Portugal.  Studies of the effect of down-processing methods on pDNAs used in gene therapy.

  • SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    February 2015 --- October 2016

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR at ResearchAnt Foundation – Dutch non-profit organization dedicated to the development of an antimicrobial index database.  Management of a team of 5 microbiologists/ bioinformatics.

  • SUPERVISOR AND CO-SUPERVISOR Nijmegen, Netherlands
    March 2009 --- April 2016

    SUPERVISOR AND CO-SUPERVISOR of diverse master thesis and bachelor’s final degree final projects of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biology and Science & Innovation students.

  • GUEST RESEARCHER Nijmegen, Netherlands
    March 2014 --- February 2015

    GUEST RESEARCHER at Centre for Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Glycomics at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen. Studies encompassed the development of novel bottom-up and top-down mass spectrometry methods.

  • SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    March 2014 --- January 2015

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR at TOKU-E – international US-based biotechnology company specialized in the development and commercialization of ultra-pure antibiotics. Advisor on novel trends on drugs and treatments for infectious diseases.

  • POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Nijmegen, Netherlands
    February 2012 --- December 2013

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER at Department of Microbiology of Faculty of Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen. Studies include the purification and characterization of key metabolic enzymes of anaerobic microorganisms.

  • TEACHING ASSISTANT Nijmegen, Netherlands
    April 2008 --- February 2012

    TEACHING ASSISTANT of Microbial Physiology Course at Faculty of Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen.

  • GUEST RESEARCHER Utrecht, Netherlands
    December 2009 --- December 2011

    GUEST RESEARCHER at Cellular Architecture & Dynamics, Utrecht University, Utrecht. Investigated the used of advanced electron microscopy for the studies of the ultrastructure of microorganisms. 

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT Oporto, Portugal
    October 2000 --- July 2011

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT at Centre of Biotechnology ad Fine Chemistry, Oporto, Portugal. Research on food pathogens and their modes of dissemination.

  • GUEST RESEARCHER Bremen, Germany
    April 2010 --- June 2010

    GUEST RESEARCHER at Max-Plank Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany. Development and testing of membrane inlet mass spectrometry (MIMS) for the detection of low concentration gases.

  • GUEST RESEARCHER Delft, Netherlands
    June 2008 --- September 2008

    GUEST RESEARCHER at the Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft. Studied the use of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy for redox enzymes. 


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAssertivenessCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCompetitivenessCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromiseOrientationApproachability


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molecular biologyMicrobiologyDownstream processingGene therapyFood MicrobiologyFermentation TechnologyMolecular CloningProtein PurificationElectron MicroscopyMass SpectrometryBiochemistryProtein ChromatographyEnzyme AssaysAntibodiesscienceBioinformaticsScientific WritingSDS-PAGERNA isolationCell biologyRNA isolationBiotechnology


  • PhD in Cell Biology & Biochemistry from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2007
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, General from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2005
  • Postgraduate in Microbiology, General from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2005
  • in Mathematics from Universidade de Lisboa in 2001


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Area / Region

Nijmegen, Netherlands


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