Vitor Vasconcelos is a biologist, Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Porto University and a researcher of the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research – CIIMAR, being since 2013 the president of the CIIMAR board.
Director of the Group pf Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology (LEGE lab), studying natural toxins and other bioactive substances and their effects in the environmental and human health. Responsible for the LEGE culture collection, an on-growing collection comprising more that 370 strains of cyanobacteria from marine and freshwater origin.
Member of the Associate Editor’s Board of several journals, including Marine Drugs and Toxins. Published more that 230 papers in SCI journals in the areas of Toxicology and Biotechnology (orcid.org/0000-0003-3585-2417).
Member of the European Marine Board since 2011.