PhD, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Rui Rosa is the co-coordinator (CO-PI) of project OCEANPLAN. He is a Principal Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences (MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Center). Rui graduated in Marine Biology in 1999 and completed a PhD degree in Biology in 2005 by the University of Lisbon. He carried his post-doctoral activities on Climate Change research at the University of Rhode Island (United States) funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and US National Science Foundation. In 2008, he started establishing his own research team in Portugal (Rui Rosa Lab). His research aims to understand the impact of climate change in the marine biota, from cells to ecosystems, towards a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. The multidisciplinary expertise of his group encompasses different research areas, at different levels of biological organisation including Embryology, Transcriptomics, Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Toxicology, Modelling and Education. Rui has authored 171 papers in international peer reviewed journals, several published in top-ranked journals such as Nature Geoscience, PNAS, Proc. Royal Soc. London, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Global Change Biology, and Biology Letters, and has been long engaged in internationally-renowned evaluation programs, including those of US National Science Foundation, NERC (UK), ANR (FR), National Geographic, and US MIT Sea-Grants.