The BIOTECnico management structure consists of the Program Director (PD), the Directive Board (DB), the Scientific Committee (SC), the Management Committee (MC) and the External Supervisory Committee (ESC).

The Program Director is responsible for program management, interactions with host institutions and for external communication, in particular with FCT.

       Isabel Sá-Correia

The Directive Board is responsible for the implementation of the best practice to ensure high scientific standards, balance and employment prospects of the PhDs graduates.

     •  Isabel Sá-Correia
     •  Miguel Prazeres

The Scientific Committee has the responsibility to assist the DB with the: (i) selection of the applicants; (ii) approval of students’ supervisors; and (iii) approval of the PhD projects, including the mobility plan abroad, ensuring compliance with PhD program aims, strategies, mission and values.

     •  Isabel Sá-Correia
     •  Miguel Prazeres
     •  Raquel Aires-Barros
     •  Arsénio Fiallho

The Management Committee has the responsibility to assist the DB for: (i) ensuring independent accountability and compliance with FCT regulations; (ii) managing the advertising and communication processes, through the creation and management of a website for the program, press releasing and attracting top students for the program; (iii) implementing the advanced courses; and (iv) managing the mentoring process (Thesis Committee constitution, meetings and reports).

     •  Jorge Leitão
     •  Miguel Teixeira
     •  Gabriel Monteiro
     •  Ana Azevedo


Additionally, the PD/DB will be assisted by an External Supervisory Committee.

     •  Michael Hoare :: Chair of the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK
     •  Steve Oliver :: Director of the Cambridge Centre for Systems Biology, Professor of Systems Biology & Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
     •  Jack Pronk :: Director of the Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation, Professor of Industrial Microbiology, Delft University of Technology, NL


The PhD Thesis Advisory Committee (CAT), as defined by the IST PhD regulations, shall include the PD (or a representative of the SC), the main (co)supervisor and another internal or external expert on the topic of thesis.

Each cohort of students will elect a Delegate yearly, who will represent them before the DB and all the management structures in all matters.

BIOTECnico Seminar Cycle stating in Jan 2021.
Molecular and Cellular Biology | Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering | Functional and Comparative Genomics | Upstream and Downstream Processing | Computational and Systems Biology | Biosensors and Nanotechnology | Synthetic Biology | Molecular Bioengineering