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

PhD in Pharmacy (specialty of Toxicology).

She is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Universidade Lusófona.

Her main research interest is the potential therapeutic role of redox-active molecules, especially in the context of breast cancer treatment.

She has several communications and publications, an international award and a national Honor.


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.