Tiago Vicente

International Product Manager, Octapharma, Switzerland

Over the last five years I was a member of the ACTU from iBET where I completed my PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology. The ACTU has outstanding working conditions as any top research laboratory, which in my view is the natural result of the team efforts and positive synergies: from the vision and leadership of the CEO, Manuel Carrondo, and the Unit Director, Paula Alves, to the tremendous hard-work of all the colleagues in the lab. The many sources of funding granted through scientific collaborations worldwide provided the necessary materials and tools to enrich my knowledge and expertise. Moreover, I had the possibility/support to present own results at top-tier international meetings. Recently I joined Redbiotec, a SME based in the Zürich area, Switzerland, where I am responsible for the Downstream Processing activities. I am sure that a strong self determination and willingness to evolve combined with a PhD training of excellence were key to get to this position. I would like to acknowledge iBET as a necessary element for this early career success.