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Pedro Nascimento da Fonseca
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After completing his studies in Biology and Sciences at the University of Porto, Pedro began his career as a researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela, back in in 2010.

In 2014 he moved to Lisbon, to a biotechnology and bioengineering company, Algafuel, where he has developed a tool to eliminate cross-contamination of
microalgae, which resulted in a patent (still under evaluation).

After so many years in research, 2017 was a year to explore new challenges. Back in Porto, Pedro joined the quality area, in Amorim and, at the same time, started his journey in the business world, managing a small private company.

Pedro's research background has developed a curious mindset, not only about things related to Sciences but also all the resources that Pedro believes that add value to life. The sum of his journey, his passions, his academic and professional experiences, make him a creative person, bringing disruptive ideas when solving problems and developing strategies that turn into business.

Easygoing and always open to give and receive feedback, Pedro is methodic, dedicated and able to manage different challenges at the same time. Features he has developed not only by his experience in research, but also by his training in music.
Nationality: Portuguese
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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Academic Background

The Magellan MBA | Porto Business School

PHD Aquaculture | University of Santiago de Compostela

Degree Biology and Marine Sciences | University of Porto

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The Magellan MBA
2017 - 2018
Quality Engineer - Amorim (Portugal)
2014 - 2017
Biotechnologist - A4F - Algae For Future (Portugal)
2010 - 2014
Researcher - Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology Group
University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)