Saulo Carneiro is graduated and PhD in Physics at University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), with a one-year pos-doc in this same institution. He was visiting professor at CSIC (Madrid, Spain) for two years, at Queen Mary University of London (London, UK) for a year, and at ICTP (Trieste, Italy), where he was Associate Member for seven years. In 2009 he was awarded the 2nd prize in the Gravity Research Foundation annual essays competition. He was member of the Particle Physics Committee of the Brazilian Physical Society, Scientific Director of the funding agency FAPESB (Salvador, Brazil), and head of the General Physics Department of the Federal University of Bahia, where he is Full Professor and leader of the Gravitation & Cosmology group. He is fellow of CNPq - the Brazilian Council for Scientific Research, builder member of the Brazilian/Spanish astrophysical survey J-PAS, professor at PPGCosmo - the International PhD in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation of the Federal University of Espírito Santo (Vitória, Brazil), member of the Brazilian CAPES Committee for Pos-Graduate Evaluation, and member of the Council of the BRICS Association of Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology. He is regular referee for the funding agencies FAPESP (São Paulo, Brazil) and CONICYT (Chile), and for the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity. He is co-organiser of the bienal workshop CosmoSul - Cosmology and Gravitation in Southern Cone, and was the chair of the 2017 edition of the Brazilian National Meeting on Particles and Fields. Presently in sabbatical at UNICAMP (Campinas, Brazil), his research is mainly focused on the theory and observations of the dark sector of the Universe, particularly on cosmological models with interacting dark components.