Vera Costa

Research Group Staff

Research Specialist

Research Interests

Microbiology, Coral reef restoration and rehabilitation, Environmental Management, Research applicability, Animal welfare 


  • Postgraduate, Healthcare Services Management, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, 2015
  • B.Sc., Biology, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2020-2023: Senior Research Permit Specialist (w/ strategic planning and operations funtions), Red Sea Global, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2018: IACUC coordinator, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2010: Undergrad. Microbiological Research Assistant, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • NEBOSH - Environmental Management Certificate
  • Balanced Scorecard Management System Professional (C-BSC) 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Microbiology Applied Microbiology Conservation and rehabilitation Integrated ecosystem management