Artur M. S. Silva is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro. He is also Vice-rector for research, innovation and Doctoral School at the University of Aveiro. He is the President of the Portuguese Chemical Society, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and belong to the Executive Board of the EuCheMs. He is currently on the editorial advisory board of some SCI journals. He studied chemistry at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), where he graduated in chemistry physics in 1987. In 1993 he received his PhD in chemistry at Aveiro University, under the supervision of Prof. José Cavaleiro. He began his independent career at Aveiro University as an Assistant Professor in 1994. He was appointed to Associate Professor with tenure in 1998 and Full Professor in 2001. He has published over 590 papers (h index of 44), 1 e-book, 42 book chapters, 2 patents and deliver more than 53 lectures. His research interests range over the chemistry of polyphenolic and nitrogen heterocyclic compounds, with special emphasis on the development of new synthetic routes and also on organocatalytic and metal-catalyzed transformations as well as on the synthesis of biologically active compounds. However, the second line of his research is centred on the isolation and structural characterization of natural and bioactive products from diverse terrestrial and marine sources.