Alexandre Quintanilha#

Alexandre Quintanilha
Membership Number:1591
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 1991 University of Porto, Portugal
    • Professor of Biophysics, Biomedical Institute (ICBAS)
    • Science Dean (ICBAS) (1993-99)
    • Director, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC)
    • President, Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB)
    • Spokesperson, Coucil of Associated Laboratories (CLA)
  • 1972-91 University of California at Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
    • Adjunct Professor of Physiology, Molecular & Cell Biology Dept
    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
    • Assistant Director, Energy and Environment Division
    • Director, Center for Environmental Studies

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell physiology
  • Biophysics

Honours and Awards
  • 1984 Member of the International Cell Research Organization
  • 1991-1997 President of the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry
  • 1991 National Delegate to the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology
  • 1992-1995 Member of the Collaborative Research Grants Advisory Panel of NATO
  • 1992 Member of the Scientific Council, NOVARTIS (formerly CIBA) Foundation
  • 1993-1996 National Coordinator, University-Entrance Exams in Biology, Portugal
  • 1994 Elected to the Academia Europaea
  • 1994-1999 National Delegate to the IV Biotechnology Framework Programme Committee, EC
  • 1996 Board Member, European Association for Higher Education in Biotechnology
  • 1996-1999 Elected Chairman, ELSA (Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects) DG XII - EC
  • 1997 Elected to the World Academy of Art and Science
  • 1997-2000 Elected to Bureau of ESTA (European Science & Technology Assembly)
  • 1997 Member of Consultive Council, FLA (Luso-American Found. for Develop.)
  • 1999 Elected Corresponding Member, Portuguese Academy of Medicine
  • 1999 Chair, Scientific Council, Pavilion of Knowledge – Interactive Science Museum, Lisbon
  • 2002 Member of the Science and Society Committee of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies)
  • 2002 Member of the Women in Science Committee of FEBS

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