Maria Ascensão Reis, leader of the Biochemical Engineering Lab at UCIBIO-NOVA, was appointed by the President of the Foundation for Science and Technology as a member of the Scientific Council of Exact Sciences and Engineering. The presentation of the new FCT Scientific Councils took place on April 19th, at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, and was attended by the Minister, Elvira Fortunato and the FCT Board of Directors.
The Scientific Councils are an advisory body supporting the FCT Board of Directors, with an extremely important role in terms of strategic advice and recommendations on the development, implementation and adequacy of support programs for science and technology. These are divided in four scientific domains: (i) Exact and Engineering Sciences, (ii) Life and Health Sciences, (iii) Natural and Environmental Sciences, and (iv) Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The members of the Scientific Councils must have a professional career and scientific merit with contributions recognized by the scientific community; have management experience in organizations both in academia and in business and vast experience in one of the four scientific fields.
Presentation of the new FCT Scientific Councils on April 19th, 2023 at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.