11 May 2021

New ERA Chair holder of BlueBio4Future

The ERA Chair holder of the project BlueBio4Future - Blue Biotechnology and Bioengineering for the Current and Future Development of a Blue Bioeconomy in Portugal, has been selected by an international pannel after a competitive call and Pedro Leão was the chosen scientist.


Pedro Leão, did his MSc and PhD at University of Porto and after he had post-doctoral stays at the SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, and HARVARD UNIVERSITY both in USA.


The ERA Chair holder will have a leading role in the development of the BlueBio4Future project, recruitment of the team, coordination of research and support to the team, as well as in the scientific, networking and capacity building actions of the project along with the lines established in the grant agreement.

Pedro Leão will lead a new team to be hired composed of a project manager, four junior researchers and three laboratory technicians in  different areas of bioengineering  such as synthetic biology, bioprocesses and bioreactors, bioinformatics and green chemistry.


We wish Pedro all the best for this new step in his career.