Who we areGet to know our Team

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in molecular biology, genetics, animal physiology, computational biology, intellectual property, business management, entrepreneurship, among others.

In addition, we have established an Advisory Board with a vast array of experience in shellfish, finfish and plant breeding and in business, including launching and scaling up of breeding startups.

Management

  • Bernardo Ferreira de Carvalho

    Bernardo Ferreira de Carvalho
    CEO & Founder

    MBA and business degree. Entrepreneur and independent consultant for Fortune 500 companies in agro-genetics, pharma and banking.

    Nuno Arantes-Oliveira

    Nuno Arantes-Oliveira
    Founding Board Member

    Life Science executive and entrepreneur. PhD in Genetics. Invited Professor at MIT Portugal. Research at Univ. of California San Francisco.

Operational Team

  • Fiz da Costa

    Fiz da Costa

    PhD in Marine Biology and Aquaculture. Experienced in bivalve aquaculture, nutrition and selective breeding.

    Andreia Cruz

    Andreia Cruz

    PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics. She has worked in several biotechnological studies related to the sea theme in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

    Ana Cerviño

    Ana Cerviño

    PhD in Marine Biology and Aquaculture. Experienced in clams farming and in several research projects to optimise its cultivation performance.

    Óscar Iglesias

    Óscar Iglesias

    Aquafarmer technician. Has more than 10 years of experience in mollusks hatcheries, mainly working with oysters and clams.

Advisory Board

  • Øystein Lie

    Øystein Lie

    Finfish breeding specialist. PhD in Genetics. 40 years of experience in managing finfish breeding companies, biomarine innovation centers and scientific research.

    Stan Allen

    Stan Allen

    Shellfish breeding specialist. Director of Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (USA).



    Olivier Cottet

    Olivier Cottet

    Plant breeding specialist. More than 20 years of experience managing breeding programs of sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet at Syngenta.