Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003 from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. By the same institution obtained the PhD in Toxicology in 2007.
By Rector Dispatch awarded the European PhD in 2008 and since then develops scientific and academic activity in the areas of Toxicology and Pharmacology of psychoactive Substances, Pesticides and Medicines, in their preclinical, clinical and forensic aspects.
Holds the COHiTEC 2007 program organized by the Porto Business School in collaboration with North Caroline State University and holds the Entrepreneurship Course organized by UPIN - Innovation University of Porto.
In 2009 he completed the Forensic Medicine Postgraduation Course (current Specialization Course in Forensic Sciences) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. In this Course he has the role of Director and Coordinator of the Forensic Laboratory Science module.
He successfully completed 2 Postdoctoral PhDs in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, respectively in 2010 and 2013.
In 2012, approved by unanimity the Habilitation (Aggregation) in Forensic Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, and was the youngest Professor at the University of Porto to reach this last academic degree.
Also in 2012 he was granted with the Registration as Lecturer in the A11-Health Sciences Domain.
He has experience in teaching and coordination of several Curricular Units related to Toxicology, Pharmacology, Research Project, Thesis and Dissertation Projects.
Coordinates the Monitoring Committee of the 2nd and 3rd Cycles of Studies in Forensic Sciences of the University of Porto.
He has been supervising several integrated master's dissertations, master's dissertations and doctoral theses.
He is author of more than 100 published articles (representing more than 2500 citations) in international journals, indexed by peer-review and more than 30 book chapters, 4 patents and edited 4 books.
He holds the Young Scientist Award in Forensic Toxicology awarded by the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists and has received the Medal of Merit in Sciences awarded by the City Council of Santo Tirso.
In 2016 he received the Young Forensic Scientist Award 2016 of the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences (Prof. Doutor Duarte Nuno Vieira Award).
He is Assistant Professor with Aggregation of the University Institute of Health Sciences (IUCS-CESPU) and of the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto.
He is a Researcher at UCIBIO-REQUIMTE - Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry, Clean Technologies and Processes and the IINFACTS - Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies where he is the Coordinator of the Forensic Sciences Research Line.
He integrates the group of 100 Merit Researchers/Professors awarded during celebrations of the 100 years of the University of Porto.
He is currently Director of the Department of Sciences, and Coordinator of the 1st Cycle of Studies in Forensic Laboratory Sciences, 1st Cycle of Studies in Biomedical Sciences and 2nd Cycle of Studies in Forensic Laboratory Sciences and Techniques of IUCS-CESPU.
He is President of the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences (APCF) and Vice-president of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Abuse and Neglect (SPEAN).
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