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Maria Barbosa

Associate Professor Microalgae Biotechnology at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • - Microalga Biotechnology
  • - Strain improvement
  • - Bioprocess Engineering
  • - Scale-up

Major works

  • Wijffels RH, Barbosa MJ. 2010. An outlook on microalgal biofuels. Science 329:796-799 . DOI: 10.1126/science.1189003
  • Draaisma RB, Wijffels RH, Slegers PME, Brentner LB, Roy A, Barbosa MJ. 2013 Food commodities from microalgae. Current opinion in Biotechnology 24:169-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2012.09.012
  • Ruiz J, Olivieri G, Vree J, Bosma R, Reith JH, Eppink, MHM, Kleinegris DMM, Wijffels RH and Barbosa MJ . Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01493C

About Me

In her present function as Program Manager of Algal and Microbial Products and Director of AlgaePARC ( Maria Barbosa has successfully started and presently manages a new research program with the goal of bridging fundamental research performed at university and commercial applications (business) to accelerate innovation in the field of biotechnology. In the past she worked as a program Manager at EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany and I has been a post doc at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) on bioengineering. She obtained her PhD in 2003 at Wageningen University on bioprocess engineering.

Courses and Programs taught by Maria Barbosa

4 courses


Economics and Policies for a Circular Bio-Economy

MicroMasters® Program
4 courses


Biobased Sciences for Sustainability

MicroMasters® Program
6 courses