In Portugal, Bayer is focused on marketing and sales. Being the first scientist to join the local organization has opened up fascinating opportunities for me.
I am the interface between the independent Portuguese iBET research center, Bayer Portugal as the partner and our Pharma research centers in Wuppertal and Cologne.
I am a scientist at heart – I think that says it all.
I love to work with and be there for my team. And I like long walks on the beach listening to music – it’s good for body and soul.
In a review last year, colleagues and peers described me as caring and reliable. I should add that I can get very lively when stress levels rise.
I really like to learn, and I want to grow with Bayer. And I would love to contribute to the development of a new drug.
Coordinator of the iBET Bayer Satellite Laboratory
Project Manager at the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET)
Awarded Terry Fox Grant 2012 and L’Oreal Portugal Award for Women in Science 2011 for Research in Breast Cancer
Teaching several Master classes and PhD courses
PhD and post doctorate studies at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB)
Scientific work focused on molecular biology, Biotecnol SA
Ana Barbas holds several patents and has frequently published in international peer-reviewed journals.
“I joined Bayer in 2015 but worked as a project manager for the Bayer Satellite Lab at the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) near Lisbon since 2009. So I have been with Bayer longer in my heart than on paper.”
“The iBET is a nonprofit organization harnessing molecular biologics to support protein production for medications.”
“Bayer’s partnership with this research institute is a win-win situation. It has produced valuable results and the Bayer team has grown from four to seven people.”
“Indeed, after six years of collaboration, Bayer unexpectedly asked me to join the company.”
“At Bayer, everything comes down to people which the company knows are its greatest asset. Bayer didn’t want me to just work for the company but invited me to join the family. That’s Bayer for me.“