BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Simão Soares - SilicoLife
CEO SilicoLife. MSc Bioinformatics (University of Minho), postgraduate in management from NOVA School of Business and Economics and trained in Blue Ocean Strategy at INSEAD. Was visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, in the integration of omics data with genome scale models. Collaborated with the UMinho in the fields of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, with published work in computational biology top ranked journals. Former member of the board of P-BIO (2015-2019), elected as President of P-BIO in June 2019 and consultant for international organizations in industrial biotechnology topics.
José Leal – Ophiomics
Joana Branco – BIOCANT Park
Teresa Gesteiro – Pfizer
David Braga Malta – LiMM Therapeutics
Sérgio Simões - Luzitin
Vice-president of Bluepharma, has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. He has built a rapport as a scientist, an entrepreneur, an investor and as a decision-making executive in the pharmaceutical industry. His role has been instrumental in the launch of several technology-based companies, including Luzitin and Treat U, as well as in the running of investment ventures such as A2B, SA or Biocant Venture. He currently holds a position as an associate professor with habilitation at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra. Apart from his academic work, his interests include research fields related to pharmaceutical biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the development of targeted nanocarriers for drug and nucleic acid delivery aiming at their application for gene therapy. Over the last years, he has gained a significant expertise on developing, industrial transfering and manufacturing of medicines for the European and US market.
Bruno Santos – Immunethep
Nuno Silvério – Merck
Filipe Assoreira - Nano4 Global
Since 2016, Co-founder and CEO at Nano4 – a nanotechnology company applied to diagnostics. Life Science & Healthcare Executive with 12 years multi-country corporate experience at Genzyme, including as Country manager. Leadership roles in merger and crisis situations. Former President of P-BIO Portugal’s Biotech Industry Organization (2015-2019). Successful exit as retail entrepreneur. Pharmacy Degree from University of Coimbra and MBA from AESE/IESE.
Bruno Sommer Ferreira – Biotrend
Fernando Canhão- ALEXION
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Coordinator of the Working Group on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs
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