Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP), Leader of the Bioengineering and Synthetic Microbiology group at i3S, Board of Directors of i3S
Paula Tamagnini is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP), Member of the Board of Directors of i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health & Vice-Director of IBMC - Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, as well as leader of the Bioengineering and Synthetic Microbiology Group at the i3S/IBMC.
Over the years she made significant contributions on H2ases/H2metabolism in cyanobacteria and lead/participated in several national and international projects including three EU-funded projects in the field of Synthetic Biology (FP6 BioModularH2, FP7 CyanoFactory, ITN-EJD PhotoBioCat), developing tools for gene expression regulation in cyanobacteria and providing new insights on how to rationally engineer their metabolic pathways in order to use these photosynthetic bacteria as robust platforms for the production of specialty chemicals/biomaterials/biofuels. P. Tamagnini published over 90 papers in ISI indexed journals and several book chapters, and is an inventor in 2 EU and 1 EUA granted patents. She supervised 10 post-doctoral fellows, 12 PhD students, over 30 MScs and several undergraduate and ERAMUS students. P.Tamagnini has also been actively contributing to the public communication of science,