Biologia de Sistemas para o desenho de microrganismos industriais com características melhoradas
11 de Março de 2011 | 14:30H | QA3_A3
Orador: Professora Doutora Isabel Rocha
Isabel Rocha, 35 years old, is an Assistant Professor at the Biological Engineering Department at Minho University, Portugal. In the last 5 years, she has been conducting her research activities at the Portuguese Associated Laboratory Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering where she has established a research group within the fields of Metabolic Engineering, Systems and Computational Biology. Her main research interests are the development and application of novel algorithms for metabolic model reconstruction, strain optimization and data analysis. She is the PI of several projects in Systems Biology applied to Industrial Biotechnology and Life Sciences and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers.
She is also one of the founders of two spin-off companies and the President of APBio – the Portuguese Bioindustries Association. Her international collaborations include her participation in the European Coordination Action SYSINBIO - Systems Biology as a driver for industrial biotechnology and the participation in the MIT-Portugal Program, where she has been in charge of the Innovation Teams program.