Ana Rita Serra is currently a Biological Engineer at A4F – Algae for Future. Her current scientific work focuses on large-scale approaches for microalgae cell rupture and intracellular components extraction. Other developed work includes microalgae biomass characterisation, evaluation of the impact of downstream processing on microalgae biomass and optimisation of culture media formulas. Regarding her academic background, she completed her Master’s degree in Biological Engineering in 2015, at Instituto Superior Técnico. During her final semester, Eng. Rita Serra collaborated with A4F, at Algafarm industrial production unit, in order to evaluate the impacts of medium recirculation and of implementing a pasteurisation process in a microalgae production plant.