Dr. Orfeu Flores is the current CEO of the company STAB VIDA and one of its foundersalso serving as the president of the STAB group. Since its establishment in 1995, Dr. Orfeu has played a significant role in transforming this biotechnology venture into a leading example in Portugal. Dr. Orfeu earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Chemistry from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering and Genetics from the Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (IGC) and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), both located in Oeiras, Portugal. In 1998, Dr. Orfeu completed a master's degree in "Technology and Commercialization," organized by the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL) and IC2/U. Texas, USA. Currently, Dr. Orfeu is a member of the boards of IBET, AIESEC, and PNQR, and collaborates with the European Commission in the areas of Molecular Biology and SME innovation.
Dr. Daniela Leão is the Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) for STAB VIDA. Daniela graduated in Applied Chemistry at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and was an investigator at the Genetics Department of Instituto de Medicina Tropical in Lisbon between 1996 and 1998. Since then, she has been busy assuming different positions in companies of GRUPO STAB and was nominated as the Biotechnology Unit Director, now being the Head of DNA Lab. During the past few years, Dr. Daniela Leão has accumulated a vast experience is subjects such as copyright, brands and patents, as well as innovation and technology transfer.
Dr. Sofia Goes is the STAB VIDA former CEO, actual CSO. Sofia has graduated in Biology from Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa in 1991. Sofia has obtained a PhD degree in Molecular Biology and genetic Engineering at Ludwig - Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany (1999). Between 1995 and 2000 Sofia worked a Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET) as manager of Scientific Marketing and Associate Director, where she accumulated a great number of experiences in marketing, fund raising and query project coordination applied to industry. In 1996 Sofia took the course of Management of Science and Technology Innovation in the Sloan School of Management at MIT.