Narcisa Bandarra

Ph.D. in Biotechnology


Senior Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA)

Head of Aquaculture, Upgrading and Bioprospecting Division

Narcisa Bandarra holds habilitation in Ocean Sciences in 2018 by Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon and PhD in Biotechnology in 1999 by Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon. She is Head of Aquaculture, Upgrading and Bioprospecting Division from Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, I.P. IPMA) from 2014, she has thirty years of scientific work in the area of upgrading of fishery and aquaculture products with special focus on biochemical and nutritional value of fishery and aquaculture products, seeking their importance for health and well being of consumers as well as upgrading the best of these products by the productive sector. The result of her scientific activity is reflected in the publication of more than one 175 scientific articles in international journals, participation in 55 projects of national and international R&D and the orientation of 77 undergraduate, master, doctorate and national international postdoctoral students. She is the Portuguese focal point of the European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) and she was invited as an expert to the High Level Panel in Ocean economy (HLPO)