Renato Emanuel Félix Boto is graduated in Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry (1993) by University of Aveiro, finished the Proofs similar to MSc "Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica" (1999) by University of Beira Interior and completed his PhD in Chemistry (2007) by the same University. His PhD thesis is entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxycarbocyanines and their Application as Ligands in Dye-Affinity Chromatography for Protein Purification". From November 1994 started his academic and research activities in the Chemistry Department of University of Beira Interior as Intern Assistant (1994-1999), as Assistant (1999-2007) and as Assistant Professor since 2007. From 2008 became an integrated member of Health Sciences Research Centre of University of Beira Interior (CICS - UBI) and now is member and vice-coordinator of the BB - Biopharmaceuticals and Biomaterials Research Group. Since 2015 is the Course Coordinator of the first Cycle in Biochemistry in University of Beira Interior. Renato Boto co-authored 30 articles in international peer reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, has 259 citations by 159 documents, 53 collaborator co-authorship of scientific papers and authored/co-authored of several communications at scientific meetings (national and international). Renato Boto participated as a team member in 5 research projects. The pedagogical capacity of Renato Boto is supported by recurrent teaching activities of mainly Organic Chemistry at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Renato Boto completed the supervision of 6 MSc dissertations and co-supervised 3. The pedagogical capacity of Renato Boto is supported by recurrent teaching activities, mainly in Organic Chemistry at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. His scientific research is mainly focus on the synthesis/organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry areas, with a special interest in the development of new cyanine dyes with biological properties. He is also interested in applying these dyes as photosensitizers for photodynamic cancer therapy, as fluorescent probes for proteins detection and as ligands in chromatographic supports to be used in DNA and protein separation.