Ana Colette Maurício
Ana Colette Maurício has a degree on Veterinary Medicine, a PhD on Veterinary Sciences from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) – Technical University of Lisbon (UTL). At the present, she is an Associated Professor with Habilitation in Veterinary Sciences at Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences from University of Porto (ICBAS-UP), Head of the Veterinary Clinics Department, Director of the Veterinary Sciences Doctoral Program, Vice-President of the Pedagogic Council at ICBAS-UP, and Member of the Ethic Commission for Health Sciences from University of Porto. She is the Scientific Coordinator of the Regenerative Medicine and Experimental Surgery research sub-unit from Animal Science Studies Centre (CECA), Institute of Sciences, Technologies and Agro Environment from University of Porto (ICETA). She is one of the founding shareholders of Biosckin, Molecular and Cell Therapies, S.A, a private bank of umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord matrix stem cells authorized by the national authorities, also working in the development of new cell therapies and medical devices. She created a multidisciplinary team that have a crucial role in the development of biomaterials and cellular therapies, allowing a close share of knowledge between biomaterials design, development of cellular systems, and clinicians’ needs. She is the supervisor of several post-graduated students, co-author of a large number of scientific articles and book chapters. She has been principal researcher of several national and international scientific projects.