Nuno Cerca graduated in 2006 from UMinho in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and was a postdoctoral researcher from 2007-2008 at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been an Assistant Investigator (2008-2013) and has been Principal Investigator since 2013 at CEB. He established his research group in 2009, belonging to the Biofilms group, where he works in the area of nosocomial infections and vaginal infections. Has published 80 articles to date. He supervised 5 postdoctoral researchers, 14 doctoral students and 20 master's degree students. He was responsible investigator of 4 research projects. He was a member of the School Council and a member of EEUM's Scientific Council. He was President of ANICT's board of directors.