Isabel Sá-Correia

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


Isabel Sá-Correia received the Chemical Engineering degree and the Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1975 and 1984, respectively. The PhD thesis work, carried out at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (adviser: N. van Uden) was in the field of Yeast Biology. She was a Fulbright Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical Center, Chicago (1985/86), with A. M. Chakrabarty (Molecular Biology of Pseudomonas) .Since 1995 she is a Full Professor at the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of IST where she is heading the scientific and pedagogic area of Biological Sciences She is Heading the Biological Sciences Research Group (BSRG) of IBB-Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering/CEBQ, IST, working in the area of Microbial Biology and Biotechnolgy and Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics. She received in 2004 The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology award of excellence. She has been Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology (1993-2003) and Director of Boletim de Biotecnologia, edited by this Society (1993-present) and the Portuguese Member of Life and Environmental Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation (1995-2000). She has coordinated the IST team in 4 EU projects and 18 national projects. She was the adviser of 20 PhD theses and of 10 postdoctoral programs. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed original publications in International Scientific Journals the public database YEASTRACT ( She has served as a member of the Editorial Board FEMS Yeast Research (2007-present) of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (1997-2006)

Biography Updated on 16 November 2008

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