Dr. Orfeu Flores is STAB VIDA´s CEO, and one of STAB VIDAs founder. Orfeu is currently President of GROUP STAB and CEO of STAB SGPS. Since the emergence of GROUP STAB, in 1995, Dr. Orfeu has helped transform this biotechnology venture into an example of sucess in Portugal. Dr. Orfeu graduated in Applied Chemistry at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and he is currently finishing his PhD in Molecular and genetic Engineering. Orfeu did his PhD work at Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (IGC) and at Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), both in Oeiras, Portugal. In 1998, Dr. Orfeu attended the Masters Program in "technology and Commercialization", promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL), and IC2/U. Texas, USA. Dr, Orfeu presently belongs to the boards of IBET, AIESEC and PNCR, and collaborates with the European Commission, in the area 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.