Diana Marques has a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology (FCT). In 2012, for her master in Biotechnology she joined IST where she developed her master thesis in IBB based on the Construction of Escherichia coli strains for higher plasmid production. After graduating she joined Philip Morris International, as an Intern dedicated to an innovative Project in the company, focused in the adaptation of the conventional production process for the production of a reduced risk product. After her internship she stayed in the company as a Quality Engineer for almost one and a half year. Later on she changed position for Materials Quality Engineer and in November of 2017, she started a new challenge as a Production Support Supervisor, coordinating a team responsible for the quality of the end product.