Isabel Rocha

Isabel Rocha – Chief Scientific Officer


Isabel Rocha is the CSO of SilicoLife, a company focused on developing improved microbial strains for industrial applications using in silico methods. She did her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Minho University in Portugal and a Post-Doc in Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark. She spent one semester at MIT and she is part of the MIT-Portugal Program Faculty, being the head of a National program in Teaching innovation and entrepreneurship. She also teaches Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Minho University where she is the PI of several projects in Systems Biology applied to Industrial Biotechnology and Life Sciences, with more than 100 papers published in international journals, books and international conferences. She is co-founder of both SilicoLife and Biotempo (a company focused on Bioprocess Development for the food industry).