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Marina González Pérez (MGP) is a young and highly motivated researcher with an interdisciplinary research career. Her trajectory has evolved from kinetic studies for elucidation and establishment of chemical-biological relationships through biotechnology applied to Cultural Heritage Microbiology to Science and Technology Management. She finished her PhD in Physical Chemistry at University of Salamanca in 2013 for which she received the Extraordinary Doctoral Award. From November 2013 to May 2019, she was member of the HERCULES Lab (University of Évora) where she was dedicated to the development of new biotechnological tools for turning signalization of Cultural Heritage deteriogenic microbials more affordable and accessible (benefiting from a post-doctoral Fellowship, SFRH/BPD/100754/2014, and conducting the MICROTECH-ART project, PTDC/BBB-IMG/0046/2014, as PI).  Whether in the role of researcher, co-supervisor or PI she is focused on optimizing the work, resources, and on motivating herself and other researches to reach their goals. Driven by this idea, in 2018 she complemented her education with a master in Coaching and Design Thinking (ACTP program accredited by the International Coach Federation), was internal coach at HERCULES Lab for 6 months and from July 2019 she is integrating the Public Health Research Center of the NOVA National School of Public Health as Science and Technology Management Fellow.

MGP has actively participated in 7 research projects, authored/co-authored 27 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and contributed to national and international conferences with more than 20 posters and 30 oral communications. She has organized and participated in numerous science divulgation activities, is co-author of a national patent application (20161000050743) and co-supervisor of 4 bachelor’s thesis. MGP is not only interested in researching but also in knowledge transfer between academia and industry. Thus, she has also participated in various entrepreneurship initiatives.

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Chemistry, Doctorate, University of Salamanca