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Ana Cecilia Roque
UCIBIO, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Ana Roque is an Associate Professor in Bioengineering at the Chemistry Department, School of Science & Technology at NOVA University (Lisbon, Portugal). Cecilia is a principal researcher at UCIBIO-NOVA and leads the Biomolecular Engineering Lab. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (Major in Biotechnology) & a PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico, and has an Habilitation in Bioengineering from NOVA University of Lisbon. Cecilia has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and at the Catholic University of America, a Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (University of Cambridge) and at INESC-MN (Lisbon, Portugal), and a visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (2006, 2011), University of São Paulo (2015-2018), University of Nantes (2011) and City University of New York (2018). Her research focus on bioengineering, namely on the development of advanced functional materials that combineaffinity receptors with bio-based and sustainable materials for bioseparation, sensing and biomedical applications. Cecilia has been the recipient of several national and international awards, namely a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (2014). She has training from biotech entrepreneurial programs (Cambridge Entrepreneurship Center, University of Cambridge and COTEC, PT). Cecilia has published 91 papers in top journals in bioengineering, multidisciplinary and materials sciences (e.g. Adv. Funct. Materials, Scientific Reports, TIBTECH) with over 2400 citations. She edited 2 books and contributed with 9 book chapters. Her research work has also resulted in 3 international patents. Cecilia has wide experience in supervision with completed 9 postdoctoral fellows, 11 PhD students and 36 Master students. She is a member of several international societies and currently serves as a Board member (2014-2019) and Co-Chair (2019-) to the Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Division of the European Federation of Biotechnology and vice-president (2019-) of the International Society for Molecular Recognition. Cecilia has been part of organising and steering committees of several international conferences and training schools. ... More >>


Andreas Bahr, University of Kiel, Germany
Mohammed Bakr, CS, CCIT-AASTMT, Egypt
Steve Beeby, ECS, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jan Cabri, LIROMS - Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science, Luxembourg
Carlo Capelli, Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
Vítor Carvalho, 2Ai-EST-IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Hamid Charkhkar, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Youngjae Chun, 1034 Benedum Hall, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Alberto Cliquet Jr, Electr.Engr. & Orthopedics, University of São Paulo & University of Campinas, Brazil
Pedro Estrela, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Maria Evelina Fantacci, Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paddy French, Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anselmo Frizera, Electrical Engineering Department, UFES, Brazil
Bruno Gago, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Agra do Crasto, Edifício 30, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Juan Carlos Garcia, Electronics, University of Alcala, Spain
Miguel A. García Gonzalez, Electronic Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Javier Garcia-Casado, Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Bioingeniería, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ahmed H. Madian, Nile University, Egypt
Klas Hjort, Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Leonid Hrebien, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, United States
Ernesto Iadanza, Dept. Electronics and Telecommunications, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Emmanuelle Jacquet, Applid Mechanics, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-comté, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Ondrej Krejcar, Center for Basic and Applied Research // Faculty of informatics and management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Vladimir Kublanov, Research Medical and Biological Engineering Centre of High Technologies, Ural Federal University, Russian Federation
Jung C. Lee, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Rui Lima, Mechanical Eng. Dep., Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Dept Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Carlos Maciel, Electrical Eng. and Computer Dept., University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jordi Madrenas, Electronics Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jarmo Malinen, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University, Finland
Dan Mandru, Mechanisms, Fine Mechanics and Mechatronics, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Saibal Mitra, Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science, Missouri State University, United States
Joseph Mizrahi, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Ana Moita, Mechanical Engineering, IN+ - Instituto Superior Tecnico and Academia Militar, Portugal
Raimes Moraes, Departamento de Engenharia Eletrica e Eletrônica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Umberto Morbiducci, Mechanics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Robert W. Newcomb, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, United States
Mónica Oliveira, Departament of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Abraham Otero, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
Gonzalo Pajares, Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Lionel Pazart, Tech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France
Saydulla Persheyev, School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews University, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dmitry Rogatkin, Laboratory of medical and physics research, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute "MONIKI", Russian Federation
Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, SCEE, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
Wim C. Rutten, Neural Engineering/Biomedical Signals and Sytems/Faculty EE,Math and Comp.Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Information and Communication Engineering, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Chutham Sawigun, Department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, 140 Cheumsamphan rd., Nongchok, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Michael J. Schöning, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, FH Aachen, Germany
Mauro Serpelloni, via Branze 38, University of Brescia, Italy
Dong Ik Shin, Biomedical Engineering Research Center, Asan Medical Center, Korea, Republic of
Filomena Soares, Industrial electronics Dept., Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Akihiro Takeuchi, Departments of Medical Informatics, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
John Tudor, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Renato Varoto, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Pedro Vieira, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bruno Wacogne, MN2S, FEMTO-ST, UMR CNRS 6174, France
Richard C. Willson, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, United States
Hakan Yavuz, Cukurova University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Çukurova Üniversity, Turkey
Alberto Yufera, Electronic Technology, Instituto de MIcroelectronica de Sevilla / Universidad de Sevilla, Spain