A/Prof Silas Villas-Boas

Dr Silas Villas-Boas is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, in New Zealand. His scientific career is focused primarily on metabolomics, biodiscovery of bioactive metabolites, and food fermentation. Since 2001, Dr Villas-Boas has established international expertise in metabolomics, with over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters, and 5 patents. Dr Villas-Boas has contributed and co-edited the first international text-book on metabolome analysis published by John Wiley & Sons (2007), and he is also the co-director of Green Spot Technologies, a start-up focused on food innovation via fermentation (www.greenspot-tech.com).