I’m an Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, and INESC-ID, developing machine learning approaches to integrate large-scale biological datasets to understand protein and metabolic regulation and their contexts.
Previously, I was a Senior Data Scientist at precision medicine start-up Ophiomics, Lisbon – Portugal, leading research and development of novel diagnostic and prognostic products for liver cancer patients using machine learning approaches.
I’m also a Visiting Researcher at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge – UK, where I, as a Postdoctoral Researcher, took part and lead international and multidisciplinary projects bridging machine learning with genomic and functional genomic assays, such as CRISPR-Cas9, and proteomics to characterise genetic vulnerabilities of cancer cells and put forward novel clinically actionable biomarkers for precision medicine.
I graduated in Informatics Engineering (2010) from the University of Minho, where I also completed a Master’s in Bioinformatics (2012), awarded with distinction, with thesis carried-out at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge - UK. I obtained my PhD in Systems Biology from the University of Cambridge (2017) with work carried at EMBL-EBI.
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