Miguel Gama

Miguel Gama

Miguel Gama received his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering at Minho University, in Portugal. He is currently Associate Professor with Habilitation at Minho University, where he directs the FUNCARB - FUNctional CARBohydrates Nanobiotechnology Group, a research group with about 20 researchers integrating the Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB) of UM. He has authored/edited 4 books, about 120 papers, and 2 patents. His research interests include enzyme technology, enzymatic degradation of biomass, and the development of biomaterials, with particular interest in bacterial nanocellulose, self-assembled amphiphilic nanogels and injectable hydrogels, aiming the development of applications for tissue regeneration and drug delivery. Recently Miguel Gama co-founded BCTECHNOLOGIES, L.Da, a start-up company that uses its integrated R&D capabilities, to provide scientific and technological solutions for the food and biomedical industry, based on the use of BNC; he is also the co-founder of SATISFIBRE, S.A., an emerging company engaged in the large-scale production of BNC, primarily for food applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Minho University, Biological Engineering Department, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal