Vitor Espirito Santo is the Director of Cellular Agriculture at JUST focused on the planning and implementation of the clean meat program in the company, from early stage cell line selection and characterization to early bioprocess optimization. He has more than 10 years of experience in the development of cell-based models and therapies (primary cells, cell lines, stem cells) for biotechnology applications
Vitor has a MSc in Biomedical Engineering and PhD degree in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, both obtained at University of Minho in Portugal.
Prior to JUST, Vitor worked briefly at Immunocore (UK) for the development of immunotherapies for cancer research. He also worked for 5 years at iBET (a private biotechnology institute) in Portugal as a Senior Scientist.
Vitor has been an invited lecturer in Master and PhD programs of several Portuguese Universities, lecturing in topics of drug delivery, biomaterial design, stem cells, and cell models for pre-clinical research, among others.
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