Barros is a Portuguese surname for a Catalan family which gradually spread into France before settling in the country of origin. In France, the word barrow means “the big house”.



Claudia Barros obtained her 5-year Diploma in Biology from the Lisbon Sciences University, Portugal and her PhD (2003) from the University of Cambridge, UK. In late 2003, she became a postdoctoral associate fellow in the laboratory of Professor Ulrich Müller at the Dorris Neuroscience Center of The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA. Her studies focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms directing neural development and function. Claudia returned to the UK in Autumn 2009 and after a brief stay at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, she was awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, UK to start in late 2010 as a Research Fellow at Bangor University, Wales. In June 2013, Claudia joined the Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, as a Lecturer and Principal Investigator. She is currently Associate Professor of Neuroscience and her research team investigates regulatory mechanisms responsible for the development and maintenance of postembryonic Neural Stem Cells in the brain during health and disease such as upon tumour formation and growth.Marcos Barros is Full Professor at Grenoble École de Management (France). His research interests include alternative forms of organization, institutional dynamics, technology and social media, and critical perspectives on change, identity, and resistance. His research articles have been published in Organization Studies, Organization Science, Organization and Journal of Management Inquiry. He is Associate Editor at Organization and co-Chair of the Critical Management Studies Division at the Academy of Management.

Alistair Barros is a Professor of Information Systems at QUT’s School of Information Systems. His roles are Acting Head of School, Head of Service Science Program, and Academic Lead, International & Engagements. He has a PhD from the University of Queensland and 34 years ICT experience across industry, academic, industrial R&D and industry roles, including Global Research Leader and Chief Development Architect at SAP AG, the largest provider of enterprise systems worldwide. (Source: Laura Barros is a member of the Research Training Group 1723 “Globalization and Development”, associated to the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, and to the chair of International Economic Policy under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Krisztina Kis-Katos. She holds a Master degree in Economics from Heidelberg University and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her research interests comprise development economics, gender and applied microeconometrics. (Source: www.uni-goettingen.de)


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