PhD in Biology at FCUP, Porto. Full Professor - Faculty of Sciences of Porto University and director of CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research. Director of the Group of Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology. Main research focus on cyanobacteria secondary metabolites and their uses: toxins and molecules with biotechnological applications. Responsible for the LEGE culture collection comprising more than 400 strains of cyanobacteria. Published 300 papers in Toxicology and Biotechnology. Participated in more than 40 projects being at the moment coordinator of three projects (one national and two H2020).