Marta Agostinho is the Executive Director of EU-LIFE. Her fields of action include science policy, strategic science management and communication, outreach and public dialogue with science. She is also expert evaluator in EU programmes. As Executive Director of EU-LIFE, she oversees the implementation of the strategy of the alliance and leads the science policy area. She is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Marta holds a PhD in Cell Biology (2007) and a post-graduation in Science Communication (2009). She has over 15 years’ experience in knowledge mediation in international settings, after 10 years’ experience of research in life sciences and 5 years as Invited lecturer in Genetic Engineering. She has extensive experience as trainer and teacher (graduate and post-graduate).
She was Director of the Communication & Training Unit at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), Lisbon, Portugal (2008-2012), which provided a coordinated framework for Science Communication, Advanced Training and Science Funding. She also worked as PhD programme manager (2007, IMM) and Project Manager at NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal (2012-2014), where she was responsible for the coordination of a European Joint Action in Mental Health policy with over 50 partner institutions mandated by the EU Member States Governments from 27 European Countries.