Soraia Santos graduated in Biology in 2011 from the University of Algarve (Portugal) and is finishing her Master’s in Biotechnology. Soraia has 12 years of experience as a research technician. She started her career in CCMAR in comparative endocrinology and integrative biology in 2011, participating in several projects, covering different areas: eels olfactory, endocrine disruptors compounds, osteogenesis and calcium metabolism, and also larvae quality molecular biomarkers in seabream and seabass. Soraia is an expert in molecular biology techniques, having some experience with proteins, histology, enzymatic assays, lab managing, and supervising students and visitors in the laboratory. Since then, Soraia has participated in 8 scientific publications. Currently, she is working as a technician in the GutPerformance Group. She will be working on gene expression, evaluating the potential of new algae-based ingredients as functional ingredients for aquaculture species, and providing clear information based on the molecular response of fish to support faster decisions.