PhD in Food Science and Technology from the University of Reading UK & Habilitation in the same discipline by the Catholic University of Portugal. Currently Reader in Food Science and Technology at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia. His scientific background was initially in biochemistry and microbiology but he has involved himself in many areas of research in the agro-foods area. He is currently Co-Chair of the European Technology Platform - Food for Life (https://etp.fooddrinkeurope.eu/), having been, until February 2021, co-founder and Scientific Director of the National Collaborative Laboratory on Vines & Wines. Amongst other previous responsibilities he was Director of the CBQF Research Centre between 2009 -17, Chair of the R&D agency of Viniportugal (2006-13) and Vice President of Portugal Foods 2009 – 2017.
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