Conceição Egas, Ph.D., has a diverse background in Microbiology, Enzymology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. Since 2005, Conceição has been working in Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metagenomics. Current R&D interests include the study of microbes and microbiomes in environmental ecosystems, microbial-host interactions, and the functional characterization of proteins and metabolites for biotechnology applications. Conceição is also the Head of Genoinseq, the next-generation sequencing (NGS) core facility of CNC. This facility provides NGS and bioinformatics services for researchers and companies since 2007.