The world of Biotechnology is transforming every day. Keeping up on the latest trends and research is a must for biotech professionals who want to create impact in an ever-changing landscape.
Advancements in technology are happening quickly and creating vast opportunities for professionals seeking to develop or enhance their career in biotechnology. In this episode, Dr. Antonio Moreira talks us through the latest trends, the advances, and the needs of this industry. He also shares information about UMBC’s professional development suite of non-credit courses for biotech professionals who want to keep up on their skills and the technological advances in the field.
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About Dr. Antonio Moreira
Dr. Antonio Moreira is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He has previously been Chair of the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. He joined UMBC after 10 years in industry where he held senior positions with International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. and Merck & Co. (then Schering-Plough Corp.). He led the biotechnology development group at Merck that brought alpha interferon to the market.
Dr. Moreira obtained a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal and MS and PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He was honored by the President of Portugal with the National Order of Public Education and awarded the title of Comendador. He is an Honorary International Member of the Brazilian Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is currently Chair of the Board of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering Foundation.