Joaquim Sampaio Cabral is Distinguished Full Professor of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He was (2004-2010) the Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and the Founding Head (2011) of Department of Bioengineering, the Founding Director (2013) of the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at IST and the Founding Coordinator (2021) of the new Associate Laboratory Institute for Health and Bioeconomy.
His lab – Stem Cell Engineering Research Group – is focused on cell production platforms for the ex-vivo expansion of stem cells and/or their controlled differentiation into specific cell types and micro-tissues. The goal is their application in regenerative sedicine settings as well as the development of in vitro models for disease modelling and drug testing.
Joaquim Cabral has been serving several scientific committee. Professor Joaquim Sampaio Cabral has a degree, PhD and Habilitation in Chemical Engineering from IST. He did a Post-doctoral study in Biochemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.