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João Queiroz

Director-General for Higher Education, Portugal (2014-present) Full Professor of Biochemistry/Biotechnology, University of Beira Interior, since 2003 Academic degrees: - BSc (Licenciatura) Biochemistry, University of Coimbra, 1986; - MSc Biotechnology (Biochemical Engineering), Instituto Superior Técnico, 1991; - PhD Chemistry, University of Beira Interior, 1996; - DSc (Habilitation) Biochemistry, University of Beira Interior, 2002. Other relevant positions: - Head of Department of Chemistry, University of Beira Interior (1998-2002); - President of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior (2002-2009); - Director of CICS-UBI, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior (2003-2009); - Vice-Rector of University of Beira Interior (2004-2009); - President of Scientific Council, University of Beira Interior (2006-2009); - Director of Doctoral Programme in Biochemistry, University of Beira Interior (2007-2009, 2013-2014); - Rector of University of Beira Interior (2009-2013). Experience as scientific adviser and publications: - Supervised 8 post-doctoral fellows in the areas of Health Sciences and Biotechnology. Supervised (or co-supervised) with success so far a total of 21 PhD students in the areas of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomedicine; - Author/co-author of 1 international patent, 1 national patent, 6 book chapters and more than 200 scientific papers in international journals with peer review.