Fernando Correia

Fernando Correia


Illustration and Scientific Communication specialist

Head of the Scientific Illustration Laboratory at Department of Biology - Universidade de Aveiro

Co-founder and first President of GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators) Portuguese Chapter

Member of the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifique / AEIMS (Europe) and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators / GNSI (USA)

 

Fernando J.S. Correia (Portugal) is a biologist who holds a MS degree in Animal Ecology. He specialized in Illustration and Scientific Communication.

As an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Aveiro, he was responsible for the re-introduction of Scientific Illustration discipline in the Portuguese Higher Education (Biological Methods of Drawing, Évora University, 1996). He was also a pioneer in digital techniques applicable to scientific illustration field in Portugal (1998).

Mr Correia is currently the head of the Scientific Illustration Laboratory, where he teaches and is responsible for the overall coordination of the Training Course in Scientific Illustration (1 year certificate course) and the Exhibition ExpoDBIO Gallery (Biology Department).

He is responsible for more than 75 intensive Science Illustration courses (Portugal and abroad), was co-founder and first President of GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators) Portuguese Chapter.

He has written more than 85 publications as single authorship, including "Mealhada - natures unique" (21011) and "Paleoart - fossils that come to life" (2012), and 30 as co-author, including articles and books, both national and international editions.

Mr. Correia is an active member of the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifique / AEIMS (Europe) and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators / GNSI (USA). He was one of four Portuguese invited to participate in the renowned book "The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration" (Elaine Hodges, 2nd ed., 2003), and has contributed to other books.

He has articipated in more than 70 exhibitions (collective and single), nationally and internationally as well (USA, Brazil, Argentina and Europe: England, Spain, France and Italy) and his artworks has been awarded with several awards / honors of merit (Portugal, USA and Europe) and some are part of worldwide private and institutional collections.

More information at www.efecorreia-artstudio.com and www.ilustracao-cientifica-uaveiro.com .

Congress Collaborators

  • Sara Costa
  • Inês Bulhosa
  • Cátia Venâncio
  • Nuno Costa
  • Iolanda Rocha
  • Isabel Damas
  • Emanuele Fasola
  • Bárbara Santos
  • Ariana Moutinho
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