Adelino V.M. Canario received a Honours degree from the University of Lisbon and a PhD from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He is professor of Cell Biology and Reproductive Physiology, Director of the Centre for Marine Sciences and leader of the Comparative Molecular and Integrative Biology group at the University of Algarve, and professor (1000 Scholars) at Shanghai Ocean University. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal, national representative at the EMBRC Implementation Board, Member of coordinating committee for Portuguese Polar Research and national representative at the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR). He is an active scientist with over 230 scientific publications, has been invited speaker in several conferences, a reviewer for national and international funding agencies, and is associate editor of Gene, General Comparative Endocrinology, Aquaculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Fishes, and Heliyon. He has received several awards including the Merit gold medal of the Municipality of Faro (Portugal).
Deborah Mary Power is an Editor-in-Chief of General and Comparative Endocrinology and Associate Editor of 1 Frontiers journal in experimental endocrinology and a board member of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association. In 2012 a Honoris Causa Doctorate was conferred by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and in 2014 a Visiting Professorship by the University of Shanghai, China. In 2015 she was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Researcher at BRI, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland. Prof Power is a co-leader of the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology (CEIB) group (6 Investigators; 6 Post-docs; 7 PhDs; 4 MSc students) in CCMAR, PT. Research is directed at integrating molecular and cellular homeostatic mechanisms at a whole organisms level in lower vertebrates and invertebrates using a range of tools, including comparative genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and proteomics together with experimental biology, physiology and morphological approaches with organisms of the marine environment. Applications have been directed at bivalve and fish aquaculture and mechanisms to improve productivity. A specific and emerging research interest is skin as an innate immune barrier in fish and as a model system for biodiscovery (funded by EU project nº 691102). Professor Power has been actively involved in studies of science policy and worked to develop better links between Industry and CCMAR-Algarve, PT through ShareBiotech - Sharing life science infrastructures and skills to benefit the Atlantic area biotechnology sector (Fp7 INTERREG). As a member of the Department of Life Sciences at the Universidade do Algarve, Prof Deborah Power lectures, supervises and mentors students at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Prof. Power coordinated the successful restructuring of both and is the director of MSc and PhD courses in Biotechnology. Over the past 20 years students from the Universidade do Algarve but also from other European Universities and with a range of science backgrounds have carried out their BSc (~40), MSc (~15) and PhD (~20) research projects in CEIB with Prof Power. The success rate in thesis completion is 98% on time. The recent awarding of a Marie Curie training network further emphasizes her capacity to offer advanced training (2013-2017 CACHE - CAlcium in a CHanging Environment. (Fp7, ITN Nº 605051). Relevant outputs: > 250 International publications
Rute Martins is a member of the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology research group (CEIB) at the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve (UALG). She started her studies at the UALG where she obtained her BSc degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries (1998), and an MSc degree in Aquaculture (2001). In 2009 she obtained her PhD degree in Aquatic Sciences at the University of Porto and up to early this year she has been a post-doctoral researcher at the CCMAR. Currently, she is an Auxiliary Researcher of the UALG, and develops her line of work at the CCMAR. During her doctoral and postdoctoral training she has focused her research on the reproductive and developmental biology of marine organisms. Within the CCMAR she has been involved in the training and supervision of different undergraduate, masters, PhD students and junior post-doctoral researchers. Focusing her research mostly on the effects of environmental parameters (light and temperature) on the reproductive and developmental biology of species with high value to the European aquaculture economy, she has established different international collaborations and participated in different EU and National funded projects aiming at solving problems reported in aquaculture systems. Within the SUSHIfish COFASP collaborative project, the researcher is focusing on the thermal masculinization of European sea bass populations and on the optimization of current rearing protocols to mitigate and/or solve the problem.
André Andrade studied Marine Biology at the University of Algarve and later received his MSc degree in Marine Biology. In his MSc, he developed research on the reproductive biology of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), strengthening his skills on molecular biology. He is a member of the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology (CEIB) research group at the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR). For the past 6 years he has been part of the CEIB’s research teams working on the reproduction and endocrine disruption problems of key species for Mediterranean aquacultures. Currently he is part of the CCMAR’s research team working on WP1 and 2 of the SUSHIfish COFASP collaborative project, under the supervisions of Doctors Adelino Canário and Deborah Power. For the past 6 years André Andrade has also been involved in the laboratory work and training of different undergraduate, masters and Phd students.
Ana Patrícia Mateus
Ana Patrícia Mateus is a Professor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Algarve (UALG) and a research scientist at the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR). As a member of the Department of Clinical Analysis and Public Health at the UALG for 9 years, Ana Patrícia lectures, supervises and mentors students of undergraduate levels. She also participates in the coordination of the course, organization of external courses, in the scientific coordination of Health Meetings and in the organization of postgraduate courses (Forensic Medicine and Sciences). Within the CCMAR, she is a member of the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology research group (CEIB) where she has been focusing on the study of the impact of early life temperature on morphological, physiological and molecular outcomes of adult fish. Throughout her PhD Ana Patrícia has developed a great interest in scientific research of the stress response of fish and in the study of the cross-link between cutaneous and neuroendocrine systems. More recently, Ana Patrícia interest has been focused on skin as an innate immune barrier and its interaction with the intestinal barrier.
Liliana Anjos is a scientist with a degree in Biotechnology Engineering (2001) and a PhD in Biology-Molecular biology from the University of Algarve-UALG (2011) and she has 7 years of postdoctoral experience in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Marine Biotechnology. She is an Auxiliary researcher of the University of Algarve and a member of the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR). As a member of the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology group (CEIB), her research interests have been focused on the exploitation of protein biodiversity from marine sources through the application of Biotechnology for Blue Growth, including specialization in development and production of novel marine derived biomolecules/tools combining biotechnological techniques and marine resources that could be of commercial interest/societal benefits. Her expertise is in marine recombinant protein production/purification, structural and functional characterization/elucidation, proteomics and protein bioinformatics analysis. In the context of H2020-INFRADEV EMBRIC-Cluster/EMBRC (EU project) she has been actively engaged in the implementation/development of ProtMar platform (Marine recombinant proteins and biosensors platform) at CCMAR, which gathers together equipment and methodologies for the exploration and production of novel marine proteins. Ongoing participations in EU projects H2020-INFRADEV EMBRIC, COFASP SUSHIFISH, H2020-MSCA-RISE Algae4a&b and H2020-SFS PerformFish are allowing her to increase the links with Industry and applied research. Within the CCMAR, she has presented her research in international conferences, has been involved in teaching activities in the scope of biotechnology/biosciences and also provided advanced training through several thesis projects (BSc/MSc/PhD). She has also been active in outreach activities such as science fairs and also actions directed at industry or the general public. Within the SUSHIFISH project she works on WP5, investigating the impact of High Pressure processing on the proteome of European sea bass fillets using SWATH-quantitative proteomic technology in order to Identify markers for quality and spoilage.
Petros S. Taoukis is a Diploma Chemical Engineer, NTUA - MSc, PhD Food Science University of Minnesota US. Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Technology. Research in the areas of food processing, quality and shelf life predictive modelling, predictive microbiology, enzyme technology, HHP processing, PEF, osmotic processing, intelligent packaging and cold chain management. Active participation in European research projects and management of National/EU supported multipartner projects. He coordinated the RTD project SMAS (www.smas.chemeng.ntua.gr/) of Framework 5 –Quality of life (QLK1-CT2002-02545) and the project FAIR-CT95-1090 “Development, Modelling and Application of Time Temperature Integrator Systems to Monitor Chilled Fish Quality”. Scientific leader of the NTUA team in H2020, FP7, FP6, FP5 and FAIR European Projects e.g. FP7 SOPHY (www.sophy-project.eu), FRISBEE (www.frisbee-project.eu), IQ-Freshlabel “Developing novel intelligent labels for chilled and frozen food products and promoting the influence of smart labels application on waste reduction, food quality and safety in the European supply chains”, FP6 Freshlabel “Integrated Approach to enable Traceability of the Cold chain of Fresh Chilled Meat and Fish Products by means of tailor-made Time/Temperature Indicators”, ERA-NET COFASP SushiFish (www.sushifish.eu). EU-National projects on new food processing technologies, biofunctional products and fish technology, e.g. EPAN TR-29 AQUASOFT “Development of production technologies for innovative fish feeds for reared Mediterranean species” and relevant projects funded by the Greek Operational Programme for Fisheries 2014-2020. Extensive collaboration with the food industry on applied research and development. Work published in over 480 research papers, conference proceedings and book chapters. Over 3000 citations (h-index 34, source Scopus).
Fellow of International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFST) of IUFoST, national delegate of Greece in IAEF (International Association of Engineering and Food), member of the founding Executive Group of EAFE (European Academy of Food Engineering), member of IFT since 1983, elected Member at large of the ExCom of the Nonthermal Processing Division of IFT, member of the board of EFFoST.
Associate Editor of Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. Subject Editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing. Guest Editor in Food Control, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering Reviews. Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Food Microbiology, Journal of Food Engineering.
Web site: http://www.taoukisfoodntua.net/
Theofania (Fanny) Tsironi (Orcid code: 0000-0002-6348-8846). She holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Master of Public Health with specialization in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and PhD in Food Engineering. Her principal research is in the fields of quality and shelf life modelling of chilled and frozen food, packaging, predictive microbiology, no thermal processing (e.g. high pressure processing, osmotic dehydration) and cold chain management by application of intelligent and packaging (e.g. TTI systems, edible coatings). She actively participates/participated in 20 multi-partner research projects (Task leader since 2008, WP leader since 2016). Postdoctoral Fellow (IKY-Siemens Excellence Fellowships for postdoctoral research) for the period 9/2016-8/2017 at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Thematic area: Health, Field: Biotechnology-Molecular biotechnology). Her research activities focus mainly on fish and seafood products, aiming to optimize postharvest processing and storage, fish feed technology and improved seafood quality and safety. A number of her research findings were awarded a prize in national and international competitions (PhD thesis was awarded one of the top 4 experimental dissertations of year 2010 in School of Chemical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Stamos Stournas award - George F. Stewart International Research Paper Competition, IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago, IL, 2010 - Association of the Greek Manufacturers of Packaging and Materials, 1st Greek Conference on Packaging, Greece, 2008 - IChemE Journals 2015 Best Reviewers Award, Elsevier). Results of her research have been published in 24 peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters and more than 100 scientific conference proceedings (h-index 9, source Scopus).
Associate editor in Aquaculture and Fisheries (Elsevier). Co-chair of the working group «Regulatory Aspects of Reducing Postharvest Losses», Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), Vienna, Austria.