Nuno Maulide was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After graduating in Chemistry from the Instituto Superior Técnico in 2003, he completed a M.Sc. at the Ecole Polytechnique in 2004 and received his Ph.D. from the Université catholique de Louvain in 2007. He subsequently moved to Stanford University for Postdoctoral studies before returning to Europe, where he took up a competitive position as Max-Planck Research Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in early 2009. In 2013, he received a call to the University of Vienna for a Chaired position as Full Professor of Organic Synthesis.
Raquel Teixeira was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated in Applied Chemistry from FCT/UNL, and received her PhD in Chemistry from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. She formerly postdoc positions at the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences and at the 3B’s Research Group of the University of Minho. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at iMed.UL. Raquel is also a freelance proposal writer at Inspiralia, and an EU Expert serving as evaluator and rapporteur in MSCA-IF calls.
João Seixas was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He graduated in Chemistry from the Instituto Superior Técnico in 2003, and then joined the biotech company Alfama where we worked for over 9 years, starting as a Research Scientist and ultimately becoming a Team Leader. In the meantime, he acquired an industrial PhD from Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biológica. In 2011, he moved to GlaxoSmithKline in Tres Cantos (Madrid, Spain) as an Invited Researcher of the Tres Cantos OpenLab Foundation, and joined Galchimia, a leader CRO company in Spain, in 2013. Currently, he holds a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Lisbon, Portugal), where he works since 2014.
Viviana Valerio was born in Rome, Italy. After graduating in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Rome University “La Sapienza” in 2008, she was awarded with the European “Leonardo da Vinci” fellowship and worked as a trainee with Sanofi-Aventis (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). In 2013, she received her Ph.D. from the the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Maulide, and then moved to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for postdoctoral studies. She is currently working as a freelance scientific editor.