Relatório de atividade profissional

  • Mário Rui Dias Abrantes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The presentation of this report aims to obtain a Master's Degree in Applied Microbiology, in accordance with the regulations to obtain a Master's Degree by "Pre-Bologna" graduates, which covers graduates with at least five years of professional experience. During my professional life I had the opportunity to take advantage of the broad spectrum of Microbiology in the different sectors where I have worked. Over the last ten years, since the completion of my degree, I have pursued the following professions: Natural Sciences’ Teacher for the Ministry of Education. From May 13th to June 20th, 2009 at the 2/3 Fajões Basic School in Aveiro. From March 9th to April 23rd, 2010 at Oliveira Junior High School in Aveiro; Instructor of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security. From June to December 2009 at the “Centro de Formação Profissional do Porto - Sector Terciário”, in Porto and from March to June 2010 at Pedroso’s Town Hall in Vila Nova de Gaia; Army Officer for the Ministry of National Defense from July 26th, 2010 until May 1st, 2014, and was placed on January 8th, 2011 in “Regimento de Guarnição Nº3”, in Funchal; Laboratory Technician at Florida Biologix from March 2015 to March 2016 in the Alachua County, Florida, USA; Biological Technician at University of Florida from March through November 2016 in the Alachua County, Florida, USA; Associate Research Technologist at Arizona State University from December 2016 to the present date in the Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. With these diversity of professional activities I was able to put into practice what I learned and acquire new, not only professional, but personal skills. Throughout my professional career I have been continuously updating my knowledge, namely in supporting the manufacture and quality control of biological products and in the field of scientific research and innovation. I learned to communicate, in a clear and precise way, my knowledge and conclusions to different audiences. These skills are essential to an Applied Microbiology Master.
Date of Award19 Jun 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé António Couto (Supervisor)


  • Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing
  • Quality assurance
  • Mixoma virus


  • Mestrado em Microbiologia Aplicada

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