Dr Rui Pereira
Dr Pereira is presently the Head of Seaweed Division at A4F – Algae for Future, a company with more than 15 years of experience in the field of algae biotechnology. Before this position, he was the research director at Algaplus, Lda, a company that he co-founded in 2012 and where he occupied different roles, from head of scientific projects to production manager, quality assurance, etc.
Academically trained as a Biologist by the University of Porto, with a specialization in scientific research and with a particular interest for applied research, obtained his PhD in 2004, with work developed in between the University or Porto and the University of Connecticut (UConn, USA). As researcher and including the years within the business field, he accumulates the experience of participation in more than 20 national and international projects, published 8 book chapters and more than 40 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Currently, he serves as a member of the Portuguese mirror committee for the Standardization of Algae and Algae products (CT211 and CEN_TC454) and member and co-chair of the Expert Working Group on Macroalgae Culture, under the context of project Eklipse – Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe.