Leonardo leads the Biomass Demonstration - Production team within the Macroalgal Biofuels and Bioproducts project. The goals of this subprogram are to demonstrate large-scale production and to deliver high productivities of biomass that enable scaling of research towards commercialisation and industrial testing of significant volumes of macroalgae. Cost-effective, large-scale production provides for the development of macroalgae as a flexible and economic feedstock.

  • Algae production manager
  • High level research position
  • Macroalgae growth optimization and up scaling
  • Basic (and stress) physiology of macroalgae
  • Valuable secondary metabolites overproduction
  • Macroalgae biotechnology
  • 2012 to present - Research Fellow – Biomass Demonstration, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve (partnering with JCU) (Portugal)
  • 2004 to 2008 - PhD, University of Algarve (Portugal)
  • 1998 to 2002 - MSc, University of Algarve (Portugal)
  • 1996 to 1997 - BSc, University of Algarve (Portugal)
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  • 2008 - Best student oral presentation award on the 11th International Conference on Applied Phycology, Galway, Ireland
  • 2011 to 2014 - 108,680.00 € Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. Waterborne seaweed metabolites as a green solution for antimicrobial therapy in aquaculture (PTDC/MAR/112792/2009). (Principal Investigator).

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