Scientific Committee/Speaker

Maria Barbosa, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Maria Barbosa is associate professor in microalgal Biotechnology, director of AlgaePARC at Wageningen University, the Netherlands and visiting Professor at Bergen University, Department of Biology, Bergen, Norway. She holds a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering obtained at Wageningen University.  She has worked at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland and at EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation), Germany.

She presently coordinates several large research programs with more than 50 industrial partners and 20 academic partners, covering the entire microalgae production chain.

Her scientific interests are on microalgae strain improvement, cultivation and scale up.