José Beirão, 
Nord UniversityBodø 

Ph.D. - 2011 University of León (Spain)
B.Sc. Honours - 2005 University of Algarve (Portugal)



I was born nearby the romantic city of Lisbon and spent most of my childhood and teen years in the Portuguese coast. I believe this is why I love the sea and its life. This passion led me to the University of Algarve (Portugal) for my Bachelor studies in Marine Biology, and soon I got interested in Aquaculture and Fish Reproductive Biology. During my PhD (2007-2011), in the University of León (Spain), I studied fish sperm quality and cryopreservation in sole (Solea senegalensis) and seabream (Sparus aurata).

In 2012 I decided to cross the Atlantic to do a post-doc with Dr. Craig Purchase and Dr. Ian Fleming at the Memorial University (Canada) working in fish sperm competition between wild and aquaculture escaped Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and other fish reproduction ecology related questions. After a short stay iPortugal in the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), since 2015 I have been working at the Nord University (Norway) in marine fish reproduction with a special focus in the spotted wolffish (Anarhichas minor) reproduction in aquaculture.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any research issues.

Both bachelor and master students are very welcome to join me in my research efforts.