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Jorge Cardoso

Jorge Cardoso completed his MSc degree in Bioengineering (Molecular Biotechnology) at the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) of the University of Porto, Portugal. Throughout his graduation he was exposed to the most diverse fields of scientific research within the topic of Life Sciences, developing his deep interest on creating knowledge and expertise, which could be applied to achieve the most attractive and innovative biotechnological solutions. He developed his dissertation entitled "Development of an anti-adhesive coating using an extracellular polymer produced by a cyanobacterium: towards industrial application" in the scope of the project "AntiBioCoat-Anti-adhesive Biopolymer Coating" at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health Sciences from the University of Porto (i3S). After graduation he continued at i3S being selected for a research fellowship in the scope of the project entitled "Cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS): From the genes to the industrial toolbox" at the Bioengineering and Synthetic Microbiology group. After his very first professional experience, he followed his desire to continue on scientific research related activities being presently a research fellow within the scope of the project entitled "Cyanobacterial outer membrane vesicles as novel platforms for Vaccine technology", developed in the same research group. Together with other researchers from the same research group, Jorge has now been outlining a project relying in the combination of both cyanobacterial polymers and extracellular vesicles targeting wound healing applications. This innovative idea was recently awarded by the Association of Best Microalgae Awards.