Joaquim M. S. Cabral is a Professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and is the Director of the Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, a Research Laboratory Associated to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education in Portugal. He obtained his Diploma in chemical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 1976. His Ph.D. and Habilitation degrees in biochemical engineering were obtained from IST in 1982 and 1988, respectively. After a postdoctoral study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1983 and 1984, he joined IST as an Assistant Professor and became a Full Professor in 1992. He was a Member of the EFB Section on Applied Biocatalysis and the Chairman from 1991 until 1996. In 2005, he was nominated Honorary Member. Cabral was also a Member of the EFB Section on Biochemical Engineering Science from 1996 until 2004, and a Member of the Executive Committee from 1999 until 2004. In addition, he serves as a Member of several Advisory Boards including the Expert Panels of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK, the International Peer Review Committee of the B-Basic Program, Advanced Chemical Technologies for Sustainability, NWO, The Netherlands, and is the Coordinator of the Peer Review Committee for Research Grants of the Portuguese Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology Area (since 2000). He is in several editorial boards of scientific journals in the areas of biotechnology and tissue engineering. Cabral's research aims at contributing for the development of biochemical engineering science through novel developments in enzyme engineering, bioprocess engineering, and stem cell bioengineering, by integrating molecular and cell biology in engineering. He has published over 350 research papers, and coauthored or edited 6 books.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2009