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Rúben Oliveira


I graduated in Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), with a specialization in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology. Later, I got a MSc in Conservation Biology with a dissertation on primate population and conservation genetics (FCUL and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência), and a postgraduation in Ecology and Environmental Management in the same institution. 

I am currently collaborating on cE3c’s Communication and Outreach Office, under supervision of Marta Daniela Santos (PhD).

My academic journey was complemented with a 3-year participation in the Biology Students’ Association of FCUL (NEBFCUL) as member of the Associative and Public Relations Dept. and Cultural Dept. I dedicated myself to establish contacts between NEBFCUL and research institutes to create opportunities of non-formal education to all biological sciences’ students. Fortunately, we achieved this purpose several times, giving me a relevant experience on organizing scientific events and activities for college students.

More recently, I began expanding my knowledge, interest and target audience by investing in Science Communication. It is my belief that scientists must strengthen the link between Science and people in order to share the benefits that arise in both sides: a broader view of the scientists’ own work and the positive challenge of communicating it, and the promotion of a more informed and Science supporting society.

With this in mind, I took my first step by participating on the Portuguese edition of FameLab (international science communication contest) and won the Public Award at the final.​