Biografias - Conferência Internacional, 6ªf, 20 de Novembro 2015

Alexandre Quintanilha

IBMC, University of Porto, Portugal

Prof. Alexandre Quintanilha completed his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 1972. He spent the next two decades at U.C. Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as professor of cell physiology and director of a Centre for Environmental Studies. He moved to the University of Porto as professor of biophysics at the Biomedical Faculty and, until very recently, director of both the IBMC and INEB. Over the years he has chaired various committees at the European Science Foundation, the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and several other national and international research organizations. His current interests are in the areas of biological stress, risk perception and public understanding of science.

Ana Noronha

Ciência Viva, Lisboa

Ana Noronha obtained her PhD in Physics (Non-Linear Dynamics), at Instituto Superior Técnico in 1987. She developed research in this field until 1997 and co-authored several publications in peer reviewed international journals and books for undergraduate education in Physics. In 1997 she collaborated with the Ministry for Science and Technology in the area of scientific culture, joining the Ciência Viva team. Ana Noronha is a member of the direction since 1999, when Ciência Viva became an Agency. In that quality, she belongs to the Advisory Committee on Education of ESA. She is the Executive Director of Ciência Viva since July 2007.

Andrew Wyckoff

OECD Director for Science, Technology and Innovation

Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

António Cunha

President, Portuguese Council of University Rectors; Rector, Univ. Minho

António M. Cunha is President of Portuguese Council of University Rectors and Rector of University of Minho. He graduated in Industrial Engineering (1984) and got his PhD in Polymer Engineering in 1991. Full Professor of the Polymer Engineering Department (DEP) of University of Minho (UMinho). Head of DEP from 1999 to 2004 and Dean of the School of Engineering of UMinho from 2005 to 2009. Member of the Executive Board of PIEP (Innovation in Polymer Engineering) from 2001 to 2009 and CEIIA (Engineering and Innovation Centre for Automotive Industry) from 2005 to 2009. Rector of University of Minho since 2009. Member of Executive Board of the Portuguese Rectors Council, of the Conselho Nacional da Educação (Portuguese Education Council) and of the Research Policy Working Group of the European University Association. Board member of Iberian Nanotechnology Institute and of the MIT-Portugal Program.

Artur Santos Silva

President, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

Artur Santos Silva is President of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since May 2012, He graduated in law from the University of Coimbra and attended the Stanford University Executive Management Program. He is President of the Board of Trustees of both Banco BPI and the Partex Oil & Gas (Holdings) Corporation. Among the various other positions held are the following highlights: President of the National Commission for Commemorations of the Centenary of the Republic and President of the General Board of the University of Coimbra. He was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Portugal (1977/78), Secretary of State to the Treasury (1975/76), Director of Banco Português do Atlântico (1968/75), Guest Lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal (1979/85), Assistant at the Shcool of Law of the University of Coimbra (1963/67) and Guest Lecturer at the same university (1980/82).

Bert Seghers

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Bert Seghers is Policy Advisor for Natural and Applied Sciences at Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. He is Teaching assistant at Ghent University, where he is also doing his PhD on the subject: Projective embeddings of dual polar spaces.

Bruce Tidor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Director, MIT-Portugal Program

Bruce Tidor completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics at Harvard College. After a Master of Science degree at the University of Oxford, UK as a Marshall Scholar, he returned to his Alma Mater at Harvard for his doctoral studies in Biophysics. Bruce Tidor spent four years as a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He joined MIT as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1994, became Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Computer Science in 2001, and Professor of Biological Engineering and Computer Science in 2005.

Carlos Moedas

European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. Prior to that, he was Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal (2011-14) and Member of the Portuguese Parliament (2011). He has a Degree in civil engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa and a MBA, in Harvard Business School.

Daniel Roos

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor, USA

Daniel Roos is Japan Steel Industry Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus Founding Director, MIT Engineering Systems Division. Dr. Roos was the Founding Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Division (ESD) from 1998–2004 and serves as Chair of the Engineering Systems University Council.

Dava Newman

Deputy Administrator of NASA, USA

Dava Newman is Deputy Administrator of NASA. Prior to that, she was the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. Her expertise is in multidisciplinary research that encompasses aerospace biomedical engineering. She got her Ph.D. in aerospace biomedical engineering in 1992 and Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and technology and policy in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1986.

Deborah Roseveare

OECD, Education Directorate

Deborah Roseveare is responsible for the Skills Beyond School Division at OECD. She is also part of the Management Group of the Directorate for Education. A New Zealand and British national, Ms Roseveare worked in the OECD’s Economics Department between 1993 and 2007 on a broad range of economic and social issues including human capital, fiscal policy, ageing populations, fostering entrepreneurship and structural surveillance and prepared a number of country-specific Economic Surveys. Between 1976 and 1993, she held various positions in the NZ public service.

Fabiola Gianotti

CERN, Director General

Fabiola Gianotti received a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from the University of Milano in 1989. Since 1994 she has been a research physicist in the Physics Department of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and since August 2013 an honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a member of the Italian Academy of Sciences (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei). She received honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Uppsala, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, McGill University (Montreal) and Oslo University.

Federico Mayor

President, Fundación Cultura de Paz; Fundación Ramón Areces, Spain

Federico Mayor Zaragoza is President of the Scientific Council, Ramón Areces Foundation. Doctor in Pharmacy (Special Prize). Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Granada. Director of the Inter-Speciality Department of Biochemistry at the University of Granada. Rector of the University of Granada. National Director of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Honorary Rector of the University of Granada. President of the Spanish Biochemistry Society. Acting President of the CSIC. Professor and Director of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, Madrid Autonomous University. Director of the Centre for Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University. Under-Secretary for Education and Science. President of the Advisory Commission for Scientific and Technical Research. Adviser to the Prime Minister. Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission for Education and Science. Member of Parliament for Granada. Minister of Education and Science. Director General of UNESCO. Corresponding Member of the Barcelona Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts. Honorary Member of the Seville Royal Academy of Medicine and of the Royal Ibero-American Academy of Pharmacy. Honorary Member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of the National Royal Academy of Medicine

François Biltgen

Court of justice of the EU, Former Minister of S&T and HE of Luxembourg

François Biltgen, master's degree in law (1981) and diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in Community law at the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Paris II (1982); graduated from the Institut d'études politiques, Paris (1982); lawyer at the Luxembourg bar (1987-99); Deputy in the Chamber of Deputies (1994-99); Municipal Councillor of the town of Esch-sur-Alzette (1987-99); Deputy Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette (1997-99); Alternate Member of the Luxembourg delegation to the Committee of the Regions of the European Union (1994-99); Minister for Labour and Employment, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Relations with Parliament, Minister with responsibility for Communications (1999-2004); Minister for Labour and Employment, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Culture, Higher Education and Research (2004-09); Minister for Justice, Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Minister for Communications and the Media, Minister for Religious Affairs (2009-13); Joint President of the Ministerial Conference of the Bologna Process in 2005 and 2009; Joint President of the Ministerial Conference of the European Space Agency (2012-13); Judge at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2013.

Giorgio Sirilli

IRCrES, Research Inst. Sustainable Economic Growth, Nat. Res. Council, CNR; Italy

Giorgio Sirilli is Research director at the Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome. He graduated with honors in Economics at the “La Sapienza” University, Rome and has worked at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex in the UK, and at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He was Professor of Industrial economics at the Economics Faculty of the “LUISS - Guido Carli” University, of Management of technological innovation at the Engineering Faculty of the Tor Vergata University in Rome and of Economics and management of innovation at Unitelma University, Rome.

Guilherme Oliveira Martins

President, Centro Nacional de Cultura, CNC, Portugal

Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins has a Master Degree in Juridical and Economic Science (University of Lisbon). He is President of the CNC – Centro Nacional de Cultura (National Centre for Culture). University Professor at the Law School of the University Lusíada (in Lisbon). University Professor at the School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL). President of the Conselho de Prevenção da Corrupção (Council for the Prevention of Corruption), since 4 September 2008. Former President of the Tribunal de Contas (Portuguese Court of Auditors). Former Minister of Presidency (2000-2002). Former Minister of Finance (2001-2002). Former Minister of Education (1999-2000), Former Secretary of State for Educative Administration (1995-1999).

Guillermo A. Lemarchand


Guillermo A. Lemarchand is Senior Science Policy Consultant at the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building at UNESCO. Previously, he was Head of the Observational SETI Programme in the Southern Hemisphere.

Henrike Hartmann

Head of Funding Division, Volkswagen Stiftung, Germany

Henrike Hartmann is Head of Funding Division at Volkswagen Stiftung, where she also is member of the Executive Management. Ms. Hartmann studied pharmacy at the University of Freiburg, PhD in Pharmacology in Heidelberg and Mannheim. Three years of postdoctoral experience at the University of Gainesville, Florida, the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and the University of Frankfurt. Member of the scientific board of the ‘Zukunftskolleg’ at the University of Konstanz and member of the board of trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research.

Irina Veretenicoff

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Irina Veretennicoff obtained her PhD in Physics from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 1973. She became full professor at its Faculty of Engineering in 1990 in a new department , devoted to research and education in applied physics and photonics, that she contributed to establish and expand. Irina has been serving as an expert in many European, Federal and Flemish advisory boards and research programs. She is member of the Flemish Academy for Science and Literature and Fine Arts and was the first woman to direct the Class of Natural Sciences in 2012 and 2013.

Jared Cohon

Scott Institute for Energy Research, Carnegie Mellon Univ., President Emeritus, USA

Jared Cohon, is President Emeritus of Scott Institute for Energy Research, Carnegie Mellon University. He started his academic career at Johns Hopkins where he rose through the academic ranks and served in administrative positions from 1973 to 1992, when he left for Yale where he was Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies until 1997. Dr. Cohon has worked on large-scale water problems in Argentina, China, India and the U.S. and on energy facility issues, especially nuclear waste. He serves on several government, non-profit and corporate boards. In 2014 and 2015, he co-chaired the Commission to Review and Evaluate the National Energy Laboratories.

Jean-Jacques Dordain

European Space Agency, ESA; former Director-General; France

Jean-Jacques Dordain is former Director-General of European Space Agency, ESA. Throughout his career Mr Dordain has taught in several prestigious positions. He was Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, 1972–78, and also Professor of Rocket Propulsion at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (sup’Aero) in Toulouse, 1972–82. From 1977 to 1993, he was Associated Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique and, from 1975 to 1995, he was Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). Since 2003, he has been lecturer at La Sapienza University in Rome and Honorary Professor at the University of Technology, Graz, Austria, and at the University of Liège, Belgium. In 1997, he was invited to be the Executive Secretary of the Evaluation Committee of the Japanese space agency NASDA.

João Sentieiro

IST Lisboa

João Sentieiro got his PhD in electronical engineer at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico and was President of portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology.

Karin Sipido

President, Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe

Karin Sipido is President of Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe. Her area of specialisation are Cardiovascular science, Medical cell biology and Medical physiology. Dr. Sipido received distinctions and awards for several times. The most recent are: ICIN, Interuniversity Cardiology Institute Netherlands, Visiting Professor (2014); Keith Reimer Lecture & Award, ISHR (2013); Elected member of the Academia Europaea (2012); Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research (2010); William Harvey Lecture, European Society of Cardiology (2009); Fellow of the American Heart Association (2008)

Luis Magalhães

Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico

Luis T. Magalhães got his PhD in Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and he is presently Professor at IST – Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. He is also Chair of the OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS), Member of the OECD Committee on Information, Computers and Communication Policy (ICCP) and Corresponding Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences since 1995. Previously, he was President of the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC), President of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and Member of the General Council of the Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN).

Maciej Nalecz

UNESCO, Director, Div. Science Policy and Capacity Building; SESAME, Secretary.

Maciej J. Nalecz, biochemist, Professor (life title) and former director of the Nencki Institute of Exeprimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (1999-2001), from 2001: Director of Division, most recently of Science Policy and Capacity Building (SC/PCB), Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO HQ, Paris
Titles and positions: MSc, Warsaw University, cum laude (1976), Ph.D., the Nencki Institute, with honors (1980), Dr. Sci. (“habilitation”), the Nencki Institute (1987), Professor, nominated by the President of Poland (1994). Author or co-author of over 150 scientific publications. Director of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, (1990-2001), creator, first Director and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, under the auspices of UNESCO (1995-2001), Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Fellowships Committee of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, FEBS (2001-2010).

Manuel Heitor

Conference Chair (Director IN+/IST, Portugal)

Manuel Heitor is Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, IST, the engineering school of the Technical University of Lisbon and director of the IST´s “Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research”. From March 2005 to June 2011 he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal. Most recently, in the 2011-12 academic year he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard.
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Manuel Paiva

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Manuel Paiva is Emeritus Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles. He was Professor of Physics and Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Physics Laboratory of the same University.

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Manuela Veloso is University Professor at Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University. She got her Ph.D. in Computer Science at School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2009, she has been investigating indoor mobile, service, companion robots, CoBots, such that robots and humans interact in a symbiotic relationship building upon individual strengths and limitations. Veloso created and directs her CORAL overarching research lab for the research on intelligent agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn.

Maria Fernanda Rollo

Instituto de História Contemporânea, FCSH UNL, Portugal

Maria Fernanda Rollo is President of Instituto de História Contemporânea – NOVA University of Lisbon (Contemporary History Institute). She got her PhD in Contemporary Economic and Social History at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at NOVA University of Lisbon.

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques graduated in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and is full professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (law department) and permanent researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. She is also Vice-President of the "Association Internationale de Droit Economique".
From 2005 to 2011 she was member of the Portuguese Government (Secretary of State for Administrative Modernisation), responsible for administrative simplification and eGovernment policies, coordinating Simplex - Legislative and Administrative Simplification Programme.

Mario Campolargo

European Commission, "Net Futures", Director

Mario Campolargo is Director for "Net Futures" in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously he has been Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures" in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Coimbra), a Master of Science in Computing Science (Imperial College London), a Post graduate in Management (Solvay Business School Brussels) and a European Studies Diploma (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve).

Nuno Ferrand

CIBIO, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Nuno Ferrand is the Director of CIBIO-InBIO. He is also Full Professor at the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, where he teaches genetics and evolution. Dr. Ferrand is the Director of the Doctoral Program in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV) organized by the University of Porto and Lisbon, funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). Dr. Ferrand is the Director of the Natural History Museum of the University of Porto where he is currently leading a profound restructuring operation to create a Gallery of Biodiversity in partnership with the Portuguese Agency for Scientific Culture Promotion Ciência Viva. He has organized several major exhibitions, including Darwin’s Evolution.

Peter Tindemans

Secretary General EuroScience

Peter Tindemans is Secretary General of EuroScience. A PhD in Theoretical Physics (Leiden University), he is well-known for contributing to science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in the Netherlands, Europe and globally. He was responsible for Dutch research and science policy during the nineties; chaired establishing the pan-European Research and Education Networking infrastructure and the OECD MegaScience Forum (now Global Science Forum). Since 1999 director Global Knowledge Stragies&Partnerships, and still involved European STI policies, in regional innovation efforts and European Research Infrastructures; he chaired the European Neutron Spallation Source now being built in Lund. He works with the World Bank and UNESCO in Africa, Latin-America, the Middle-East and Asia. A founding member of EuroScience, he sat on its Governing Board and chaired the ESOF Governance Committee.

Philippe Gillet

Provost, EPFL; Chairman, International Risk Governance Council - IRGC, Switzerland

Philippe GILLET completed his undergraduate studies in Earth Science at Ecole normale supérieure de la rue d’Ulm (Paris). In 1983 he obtained a PhD in Geophysics at Université de Paris VII and joined Université de Rennes I as an assistant. Having obtained a State Doctorate in 1988, he became a Professor at this same university, which he left in 1992 to join Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon. Philippe Gillet is also active in science and education management. He was the Director of the CNRS Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (France), the President of the French synchrotron facility SOLEIL and of the French National Research Agency (2007), and the Director of Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon. Before joining EPFL he was the Chief of Staff of the French Minister of Higher Education and Research.

Phillip L. Clay

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Professor and Former Chancellor

Professor Phillip L. Clay, PhD served as the Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2001 until 2011. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a doctorate from MIT. Professor Clay also held other leadership positions at MIT and was Department Head at DUSP where he has been a faculty member since 1976.

Ricard Guerrero

Academia Europea, Barcelona , Spain

Ricard Guerrero is the academic director of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea. He is a Emeritus Professor from the Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapy of the Faculty of Medicine and former scientific secretary of the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC) and also a member of the Biodiversity Research Institute of the UB (IRBio). He is a founding member of the Spanish Biotechnology Society

Rosalia Vargas

President, Ciência Viva, Portugal

Rosalia Vargas is the President of Ciencia Viva - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, Portugal, and Director of the Lisbon Science Center: Pavilion of Knowledge. She has been leading the creation of a network of science centers in Portugal, since 1996, currently with 20 members. After being President of Ecsite – European Network of Museums and Science Centers (2013-2015) she has the position of Past President in the board of this organization. Her academic and professional development covers Education, Media Studies, Political Governance, and Scientific and Technological Culture: Benchmarking Study on Scientific Culture for the European Commission (2002); Board Member for Ecsite (2001-2007); member of the International Programme Committee of 5th Science Centre World Congress (2004-2008); member of the National Council of Education 2006-2012); elected City Councilor for Education, Youth and Culture at Lisbon City Hall (2007-2009); member of Editorial Board Harvard Medical School Portugal (2010-2012); National Delegate for Science in Society at the 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development, European Commission (2007–2012); member of Advisory board of The Danish National Center for Education in Nature, Technology and Health; member of Advisory Board of two High Schools in Lisbon.

Svein Sjøberg

Professor, Science Education, University of Oslo, Norway

Svein Sjoberg is Professor in science education at Oslo University and honorary professor at the Department of Science Education, Copenhagen University and Hong Kong Institute of Education. Educated as a nuclear physicist (cand. real, Oslo University, 1970), later also in education (MA. in education, Leeds University 1975, dr. philos, Oslo University 1982).

Tom Kirchhausen

Harvard Medical School, Director, HMS-Portugal Program; USA

Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D. Springer Family Chair, Boston Children’s Hospital. Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Senior Investigator, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Director, Harvard Medical School-Portugal Program in Translational Research and Information

Vasilis Koulaidis

Professor of Education, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Vasilis Koulaidis is Professor of Education at University of Peloponnese. Former Secretary General of the Greek Ministry of Education and Life Long Learning, he got his PhD in Science Education, Institute of Education, University of London.

Vittorio Silvestrini

President, Città della Scienza Naples, Italy

Vittorio Silvestrini is Professor of Physics at the University Federico II of Naples. He is also president of the Foundation IDIS, Institute for the Dissemination and Promotion of Scientific Culture and founder of Citta della Scienza.