Directory Board

L. Monteiro Rodrigues
General Director

MSc, PhD in Human Physiology, he’s the founder and Director of CBIOS.

He is the Director of the School of Health Sciences and Technologies and of the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Univ. Lusófona).

Academic, mostly dedicated to skin physiology and pathophysiology research specially focusing quantification of skin properties, mathematical modeling of cutaneous variables, safety and efficacy trials.

He has published more than 350 papers related with his interest areas.

He is the founder and President of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetological Sciences (SPCC).


Ana Sofia Fernandes
Scientific Director for Innovation

Ana Sofia Fernandes is graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004), has a PhD in Pharmacy (specialty of Toxicology, 2010) and is an European Registered Toxicologist (2018).

She is an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. She is also the Scientific Director for Innovation and the coordinator of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms of CBIOS Research Center. She has published, from 2007 on, over 60 scientific full papers indexed to Scopus/Pubmed.

She is author/co-author of around 150 scientific communications (oral and panel). Her main research interest is to explore the impact of ROS and redox modulators on cancer etiology, progression, and therapeutics.


Patrícia Rijo
Scientific Director for Communication and External Relations

MSc PhD, she’s an assistant Professor at the School of Health Sciences and Technologies at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias; Escola Superior de Saúde Ribeiro Sanches (Lisbon, Portugal) since 2001 and member of Phytochemical Society of Europe and Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitoquímica e Fitoterapia.

She has several papers and communications in international peer-reviewed journals and meetings and works in Natural Products Chemistry since 1998.