Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1998 and did a Master in Biotechnology (Biochemical Engineering) in 1999 at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL). She completed a PhD in Biotechnology at UTL in 2003. She was awarded 2 Post-doctoral grants (2004-2006, IST-UTL; 2007-Feb 2008, IST-UTL and UFZ, Leipzig, Germany). In 2008, she was awarded a FCT ‘Ciencia2007’ 5-year contract and in 2014 she received a ‘FCT Investigator 2013’ 5-year contract as Principal Investigator. Since 2019, she is Assistant Professor at IST, Universidade de Lisboa. She published ca. 90 research papers in international peer reviewed journals and wrote 13 book chapters.