VectorB2B Team

Highly qualified HR with the knowledge and experience in drug discovery and development

Teresa Almeida

Head of CRO
  • Pharm.D. in Neurosciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Executive MBA, AESE/IESE
  • Extensive experience in an international CRO setting with regulatory compliance requirements necessary to get a product into the market.
  • Responsible for providing strategic clinical solutions to either biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical device companies along the clinical development process.

Silvana da Costa Araújo

Scientist in vivo assays
  • PhD student (currently completing dissertation) in Neurosciences at Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
  • Implements and executes in vivo Good Laboratory preclinical toxicology studies and characterizes new models to support product advancement

Alasdair Bell

Head of Antibodies
  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Glasgow, U.K.
  • Over 25 years of experience in Antibody Discovery and Development at leading biopharmaceutical companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb and F-Star
  • Responsible for all aspects of projects related to antibody discovery and development

Ricardo Correia

Intern in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • Supports the marketing team in daily tasks

Sofia Côrte-Real

Head of Science
  • PhD in Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Post-Doctoral in antiviral antibodies at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
  • Extensive professional experience in biotech companies in science-based regulatory strategy and devising and implementing all non-clinical studies, as well as interacting with regulatory bodies

Ana Custódio

Tech specialist
  • PhD in Agronomy, Universidade de Évora, Lisbon
  • Broad professional international experience of over 20 years with multidisciplinary teams, interacting with different project stakeholders from both academia and the industry.

Teresa Duarte

Head of CMC
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I), France
  • Post-Doctoral at the Max Planck Institute, Mainz, Germany
  • Extensive experience at BASF in bringing new products to the market from chemical concept to large scale production
  • Responsible for all aspects of process development, contract manufacturing and analysis control in product development

Renata Marques da Frota

Legal Associate
  • Master of Laws, Civil Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Member of the Ordem dos Advogados (Portuguese Bar Association)
  • More than 10 years of legal experience, 8 as a qualified lawyer in Brazil, Portugal and Ireland
  • Responsible for providing specialized legal advice supporting the scientific areas and the administrative/executive board

Bebiana Sá Moura

Head of Discovery
  • PhD in Areas of Basic and Applied Biology (GABBA), University of Porto, Portugal
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Heidelberg Biochemistry Center, Germany
  • Skilled scientist with experience in Science and Technology management
  • Responsible for a variety of projects within the discovery department with services spaning across multiple therapeutic areas and classes of molecules.

Bruno Nobre

Financial and project Manager
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Faculty of Economy, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Responsible for up-to-date management of financial operations and keeping track of all requirements for funded projects with PT2020, ANI, IAPMEI, etc

Joana Pires da Fonseca

Head of Technology
  • PhD in Thermodynamics, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal
  • Post-Doctoral in Ionic Liquids and Supercritical fluids at NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal
  • Extensive professional experience in engagement, project planning/implementation from sale to delivery, Marketing (digital) and Business Development strategy.

Alexandra Sanfins

Medical writer
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Master’s in Science Communication, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Broad scientific writing experience
  • Executes medical writing activities within the CRO department and liaises with other departments aiming at a strategic communication approach