Cláudio M. Soares – Dean of Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is Associate Professor and the Head of the Protein Modelling laboratory of the same institution, applying and developing Molecular simulation/Structural bioinformatics methods to problems of Biological, Biotechnological and Biomedical interest. He is the co-author of 98 peer reviewed papers in ISI journals since 1994 and has been involved in 24 financed research grants. He acts frequently as expert evaluator for the European Commission and to several science foundations (Argentina, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Portugal,Romania, The Netherlands and USA). He has been Vice-Dean of ITQB in three different Directions in the past. He is the former Head of the Biological Chemistry Division of ITQB and the former Chair of the Portuguese Biophysical Society. He is currently a member of the Council of the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) as well as a member of the FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Advanced Courses Committee. He is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS One, Scientific Reports and Biophysical Reviews.