Meet Our Team

Passionately committed to finding a new analgesic solution for chronic pain, for our generation and for generations to come.
PEDRO LIMA
Co-Founder, CEO, CSO, PM

BSc in Marine Biology (1995) by the University of the Algarve and PhD in Neurophysiology (2001) by the University of Sheffield / Plymouth Marine Biological Association of the UK. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology. Since 2010, he installed his laboratory at NOVA Medical School (Lisbon, Portugal), where he has been teaching Physiology to medical students. Pedro co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently the Research Director (CSO), General Manager (CEO) and Project Manager (PM). 

 

pedro.lima@sea4us.pt

  

 

FILIPE VILAS-BOAS
Co-Founder, COO, RDI

BSc in Microbiology and Genetics (2005) and PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Developmental Biology (2011) by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in Neural Development, Cancer and Redox Biology in several international research institutes. Filipe co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently responsible for Operations (COO) and for Research and Development and Innovation (RDI). 

 

 filipe.vilasboas@sea4us.pt

  

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NUNO LEITÃO
Co-Founder, CFO, HR, PM

BSc in Management (1996) and Executive MSc in Accounting and Taxation (2008) by ISCTE Business School. Since 1999, he has been working as Project Manager, Consultant and Financial Director at several national and international companies. Nuno co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently responsible for Finances and Accounting (CFO), Human Resources (HR) and Project Manager (PM). 

 

 

nuno.leitao@sea4us.pt

  

 

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MARISA SOUSA
Co-Founder

BSc in Pathological Anatomy (2005) by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon and PhD in Biochemistry – Molecular Genetics (2012) by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in the diagnosis and pathophysiology of chronic channelopathy diseases, and in novel pharmacological targets and treatments. Marisa co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently a medical student at the University of the Algarve. She develops work in the establishment of animal models and compliance with research ethics at Sea4Us..

marisa.sousa@sea4us.pt

ANDRÉ BASTOS
Co-Founder, Research Scientist

BSc (2007), MSc (2009) and PhD (2018) in Biochemistry by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology. André co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently a Research Scientist, developing studies related to neuroexcitability in central and peripheral neurons, by using electrophysiological and biophysical techniques. 

  

andre.bastos@sea4us.pt

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HUGO PACHECO
Co-Founder

BSc in Economics (2005) and an advanced degree in Financial Analysis (2008) by the Technical University of Lisbon. Has experience in business process outsourcing, software implementation change management and business transition for document management systems with multinational clients over Europe and Africa. Hugo co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently the Head of Presales & Solution at the private company Papersoft-DMS. 

hugo.pacheco@sea4us.pt

CLARA PATRÍCIO
Co-Founder

BSc (2011) and MSc (2014) in Biochemistry by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology. Clara co-founded Sea4Us in 2013 and is currently undertaking a PhD in Nottingham University. 

  

 

clara.patricio@sea4us.pt

SILVIA LINO
Research Scientist, PM

BSc in Biotechnology Engineering (2004) by Lusófona University of Humanities and Technology, MSc in Integrated Studies of the Oceans (2009) and PhD in Marine Biology – Marine Resources (2015), both by the Azores University. Has experience in scientific research in marine natural compounds and their therapeutic applications. Since 2016, Sílvia has been working at Sea4Us as a Research Scientist and Project Manager for the development of new products as analgesics and for cancer prevention. 

silvia.lino@sea4us.pt

 

BEATRIZ SZWARC
Research Scientist, Digital Content Developer

MSc in Medical Biochemistry (2017) by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology. Since 2015, Beatriz has been working at Sea4Us as a Research Scientist in the characterization of neuronal currents in chronic pain models and in testing marine natural compounds in order to evaluate their physiological potential.

beatriz.szwarc@sea4us.pt

 

MIGUEL MONDRAGÃO
Research Scientist, PM

BSc in Biochemistry (2008) and MSc in Medical Biochemistry (2010) by the University of Lisbon, and PhD in Neurobiology (2015) by the Heinrich-Heine University. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology in various national and international institutions. Since 2017, Miguel has been working at Sea4Us as a Research Scientist and Project Manager (PM). 

miguel.mondragao@sea4us.pt

 

ANA ROSA ABREU
Research Scientist

MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics (2017) by the University of Lisbon. Has experience in scientific research in Neuroscience and Physiology. Since 2016, Rosa has been working at Sea4Us in the characterization of neuronal currents in orofacial chronic pain models.
 

rosa.abreu@sea4us.pt

 

MICHAŁ BABIARZ
Research Scientist, Diver

MSc (2014) in Oceanography, Marine Biology major of University of Gdansk, Poland. Gained professional experience by participating in research projects studying marine life in Baltic Sea and completing internships in Gdynia Aquarium (National Marine Fisheries Research Institute). Passionate diver with work experience in Portugal as a PADI Divemaster.
 

michal.babiarz@sea4us.pt

PATRÍCIA MÁXIMO
Research Scientist

BSc in Applied Chemistry, Organic Chemistry (1994) and PhD in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry (2001) by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Has experience of research in Chemistry of Natural Products, of terrestrial and marine origin. She has collaborated with Sea4Us since 2015 and became a Research Scientist at Sea4Us in 2017, where she does the isolation, structural identification and synthesis of active compounds.
 

patricia.maximo@sea4us.pt

 

DANIEL VARGEM
Scuba Diver

Fishing course (2008) by FOR-MAR, Yachtman's Licence – Local Skipper (2010), and Open Water and Rescue Diver courses (2016) by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Since 2015, Daniel has been working at Sea4Us as a Scuba Diver and technician of other maritime activities (diving and sample collection; identification, storage, managing and cataloguing marine samples).

 

daniel.vargem@sea4us.pt

 

HELOÍSA TESSAROLI RET
Financial Assistant

BSc in Management (2013) by the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP-Br) and Academic Course in Business Management (2011) by the Universidád de Santiago de Compostela. Since 2013 she has worked as a management assistant in public and private companies in the financial and accounting area. She has been involved with the management of Sea4Us since 2018.
 

heloisa.ret@sea4us.pt