André Veríssimo
  1. Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
  2. (+351) 218 419 504

I am a PhD student at the Systems Engineering in Life Sciences in IDMEC Centre of Intelligent Systems (Lisbon, Portugal) and at the Erable team in INRIA (Lyon, France). I am interested in applying modeling and machine learning techniques to biological problems. My research mostly focus on Systems Biology, with emphasis in engineering applications to the life sciences.

I am also driven to create collaborative solutions to facilitate communications between team members and across areas. BGFit is a great example and I look forward to continue my research and create real-world applications that are used by people and are an asset when solving problems.

I was awarded a PhD Grant for 4 years by FCT to research machine learning tecniques in Cancer, Sepsis and HIV at University of Lisbon and the Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 - (SFRH/BD/97415/2013).

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift", Steve Prefontaine

Applications & designs


    1. 2014-present

    2. Técnico Lisboa, University of Lisbon
    3. PhD in Information Systems and Computer Enginnering
    4. Title: Adaptive Clinical Decision Support System for Personalized Medicine
    5. Supervisor: Prof.ª Susana Vinga
    6. Co-supervisor: Prof. João Sousa, Prof.ª Marie-France Sagot, Prof. Arlindo Oliveira
    1. Graduated in 2009

    2. Técnico Lisboa, University of Lisbon
    3. Master in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
    4. Title: Content-based image retrieval systems and high-dimensional
    5. Supervisor: Andreas Wichert
    1. Graduated in 2008

    2. Técnico Lisboa, University of Lisbon
    3. Bachelor in Information Systems and Computer Engineering


  1. BacHBerry - Nov. 2013 to Oct. 2016 - BACterial Hosts for production of Bioactive phenolics from bERRY fruits (European Union FP7- 613793)
  2. CancerSys - Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2014 - Multiscale modeling for personalized therapy of bone metastasis (EXPL/EMS-SIS/1954/2013)
  3. Intelegen - Jun. 2013 - May 2015 - Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacogenetic modulation of HIV infection therapy by bayesian and artificial intelligence methods (PTDC/DTP-FTO/1747/2012)
  4. PneumoSys - Apr. 2010 - Sep. 2013 - A systems biology approach to the role of pneumococcal carbon metabolism in colonization and invasive disease (PTDC/SAU-MII/100964/2008)



    1. Paixão, Laura;
    2. Oliveira, Joana;
    3. Veríssimo, André;
    4. Vinga, Susana;
    5. Lourenço, Eva C.;
    6. Ventura, M. Rita;
    7. Kjos, Morten;
    8. Veening, Jan-Willem;
    9. Fernandes, Vitor E.;
    10. Andrew, Peter W.;
    11. "Host Glycan Sugar-Specific Pathways in Streptococcus pneumonia: Galactose as a Key Sugar in Colonisation and Infection".
    12. 2015
    13. 10.1371/journal.pone.0127483
    1. Costa, Rafael S.;
    2. Veríssimo, André;
    3. Vinga, Susana;
    4. "KiMoSys: a web-based repository of experimental data for KInetic MOdels of biological SYStems".
    5. BMC systems biology.
    6. Volume 8,
    7. 1
    8. 2014
    9. 85
    10. 10.1186/s12918-014-0085-3
    1. Veríssimo, André;
    2. Paixão, Laura;
    3. Neves, Ana Rute;
    4. Vinga, Susana;
    5. "BGFit: management and automated fitting of biological growth curves".
    6. BMC bioinformatics.
    7. Volume 14,
    8. 1
    9. 2013
    10. 283
    11. 10.1186/1471-2105-14-283
    1. Wichert, Andreas;
    2. Veríssimo, André;
    3. "CBIR with a subspace tree: principal component analysis versus averaging".
    4. Multimedia Systems.
    5. Volume 18,
    6. 4
    7. 2012
    8. 283-293
    9. 10.1007/s00530-011-0248-7


    1. Vinga, Susana;
    2. Veríssimo, André;
    3. Paixão, Laura;
    4. Oliveira, Joana;
    5. Neves, Ana Rute;
    6. "Estimating and Simulating Bacterial Growth Curves using Dynamic and Statistical Models".
    7. 13th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), Toronto, Canada.
    8. 2012


    1. Veríssimo, André;
    2. Paixão, Laura;
    3. Neves, Ana R.;
    4. Vinga, Susana;
    5. "BGFIT: An online application for estimating, simulating and managing growth curves".
    6. International Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School, Taormina, Italy.
    7. 2014
    1. Costa, Rafael;
    2. Veríssimo, André;
    3. Neves, Ana Rute;
    4. Vinga, Susana;
    5. "KiMoSys: An experimental data repository and web-based tools for Kinetic Models of biological Systems".
    6. 14th Internation Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), Copenhagen, Denmark.
    7. 2013

Invited talks

    1. Veríssimo, André;
    2. Paixão, Laura;
    3. Oliveira, Joana;
    4. Neves, Ana Rute;
    5. Vinga, Susana;
    6. "Estimating and simulating bacterial growth curves using dynamic and statistical models".
    7. 1st Joint Meeting of y-BIS and jSPE, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
    8. 2012

Professional Experience

    1. Oct. 2012 - Sep. 2013
    2. Vice-President at GASTagus

    3. Coordinator at GASTagus responsible for the internal collaborative platforms, communication and financial management.

      GASTagus is a non-profit organization that manages over 130 volunteers during all-year round, preparing them for a one month volunteer project in a African country or Brasil.
    1. Dec. 2011 - Nov. 2012
    2. Research Fellow at INESC-ID

    3. Researcher at INESC-ID in Knowledge Discovery and Bioinformatics (KDBIO) group.
    1. Sep. 2010 - Dec. 2011
    2. Consultant at Deloitte

    3. Consultant at Deloitte’s Consulting division, in Manufacturing, Consumer Business, Energy and Resources industries on the Enterprise Applications service line.

      Professional experience in the logistics and operations processes. Those projects, took place mostly in manufacturing and consumer business organizations, across multiple business sectors and countries, such as, Portugal and Angola.

      Comprehending several business areas, particularly in Production Planning, Materials Management and Plant Maintenance, as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    1. Feb. 2010 - Sep. 2010
    2. Junior Consultant at Karma

    3. Junior consultant at Karma consulting in the public sector service line.

      Professional experience in logistics and information systems design working with Portugal's public sector entities as a software engineer specialized in Java development.
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