M.E. Pintado Universidade Católica Portuguesa Porto Portugal
Dr Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado is presently serving as an Associate Professor of the College of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University (ESB-UCP), Associate Director of ESB UCP and the director of CBQF (Chemistry and Biotechnology Center – State Associate Laboratory), an ESB UCP research unit and Associate Laboratory. She did her B.Sc. in Pharmacy (Clinical Analysis and Pharmacy options) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1991), she frequented the curricular part of the Food Science and Engineering Masters from the Portuguese Catholic University (1993) and finished her PhD in Biotechnology (in the field of Food Science and Engineering) from the Portuguese Catholic University in 1999. She has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
Nikolaos Labrou Department of Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens Athens Greece
Dr. Nikolaos Labrou is a Full Professor with tenure and Director of the Enzyme Technology Lab at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. His research takes place where molecular enzymology, biochemistry, and pharmaceutical biotechnology meets and covers aspects of the entire range from pure to applied science. The principal area of his research program has been the mining, design, and exploitation of biocatalytic diversity. Dr. Labrou has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and has edited six books. He is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and serves as a reviewer for multiple national and international grant agencies. He has established a strong global academic and industrial network and maintains international collaborations with several research groups at various institutions across the world.