Miguel Teixeira is since 2008 an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. In 2000, Professor Miguel Teixeira got his degree in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) at IST and after his graduation he did a PhD in Biotechnology at CEBQ/BSRG (Biological Sciences Research Group) in the same institution, which he finished in 2004. Miguel Teixeira’s professional career started in 2004 as a post-doctoral fellow at BSRG-IST. In 2007 he was invited to be an assistant professor at IST within the scope of the MIT-Portugal program. The following year, professor Miguel Teixeira worked as an assistant researcher at IBB-IST within the scope of Ciência 2007 program. Since 2002, he has co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals, 7 book chapters and the YEASTRACT and PathoYeastract databases, holding an h-index of 24 (ISI). He has participated in 18 funded research projects, 4 as PI.