Filipe Pereira is currently the group leader of the Cell Reprograming and Developmental Hematopoiesis Laboratory, focused on cell fate engineering and hematopoiesis. He has made several contributions to the field of Cellular Reprogramming during his graduate and post-doctoral studies in Amanda Fisher’s (London, UK) and Ihor Lemischka’s laboratories (New York, USA). Filipe Pereira has published 29 papers in high impact journals with over 2000 citations and h-index of 17. He has received fellowships from FCT, EMBO, Revson foundation, Marie Curie, 4 independent travels awards and the Rotary club merit award. Filipe Pereira was recently awarded the FCT investigator 5-year starting grant as well as research support from FCT as a principal investigator.