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Notas Biográficas

Nuno Vieira e Brito

Nuno Vieira e Brito was born in 1961, he holds a PhD in veterinary science by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto-Douro since 2002, a Master degree in Produção Animal by Instituto Agronómico do Mediterrâneo from Zaragoza in 1993, Spain, with equivalence in the same area by Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, in 1994. Nuno also got a post-graduation in Produção Animal  by Instituto Agronómico do Mediterrâneo of Zaragoza, Spain, in 1985, having a degree in Medicine Veterinária by Escola Superior de Medicina Veterinária da universidade técnica de Lisboa, in 1984.

He joined the Administração Central do Estado in 1985 as a Senior Technician of the Regional Direction of Agriculture of Entre Douro e Minho.

He is a professor at Escola Superior Agrária of Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo since 1988, and an assistant professor since 1994. He Was as well co-president of Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo between 2007 and 2011 and was responsible for the Evaluation and Quality, Mobility and International Cooperation, Communication, Image and Innovation Offices.

Besides his activities as a professor he was director and head of Laboratório de Sanidade e Genética Animal from Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima, from 1989 till 2006, president of the Conselho Pedagógico da Escola Superior Agrária de ponte de Lima, from 1995 till 2000, scientific coordinator of the Post-graduation in Health and Food Safety, from 2006 till 2008; and coordinator of the Curso the Enfermagem Veterinária, of Escola Superior Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, from 2006 till 2012.

Nuno was the founder and coordinator of Food and Safety Quality Group, where he developed technical and scientific activities in the area of Health and Food Safety, since 2010. He was also responsible for the application of Garrano to National Heritage. Additionally, he coordinated numerous projects for the valorisation of food resources, and he is the scientific coordinator of the Programa Conservação e Melhoramento das Raças Avícolas Portuguesas of the Programa de Desenvolvimento Rural between 2008-2010.

He was appointed Diretor Geral de Veterinária between November 2011 and march 2012, he took over the position as a General Director of Food and Veterinary sciences from April, 1 2012 till January 31 2013.

He was Secretário de Estado da Alimentação e da Investigação Agroalimetar between January 31 2013 and 2015, at the 19th Governo constitucional.

He assumed internationally, the position of Chief Veterinary (CVO), Delegado for Portugal at World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Manager Board of the European Medicine Agency (EMA), Vice-Chairman of Regional Steering Committee of the Global Framework of the Progressive Control of the Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs), Board Member of the European Association Animal Production and Board Member of the Veterinary European Transnational Network fro Nursing Education and Training (VETNNET).

He is the author of several national and international scientific and technical publications, in his area of specialty, as well as an scientific mentor and co-supervisor of several PhD and Master’s theses.


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