Manuel CarrondoProfessor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, FCT-UNL Vice-President at iBET Portugal
Chemical Engineer, 1971, Univ. Porto; Master of Sciences (1975) and PhD in (1979) Environmental Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, U. London; Habilitation in, Biochemical Engineering (1991), NOVA-Univ. Nova de Lisboa. Full Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA- Univ. Nova de Lisboa (1995-present). Founder (1988), earlier president and CEO (currently vice –president) of iBET – Institute for Experimental and Technological Biology (www.ibet.pt). Key areas of research interest: Animal Cell Technology and its application for human and animal health (http://tca.itqb.unl.pt). Therapeutic and diagnostic recombinant proteins, including fusion proteins; virus like particles and pseudo viruses as vaccination agents and viruses (retro-, adeno-, lenti-) as deliverables for gene therapy; cell therapies and stem cells. cGMP pilot plant scale-up and production development of biopharmaceuticals. Published over 230 papers in refereed international journals; member of the editorial board of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Current Gene Therapy and Biotechnology Letters; referee of Biotechnology Progress, Cytotechnology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Enzyme and Microbial Biotechnology.