Gil Poiares-Oliveira

Gil Poiares-Oliveira

Bioinformatics Technician



I enjoy mixing together wet and computational approaches to gain a better understanding of complex biological systems, and discovering novel approaches for tackling grave diseases.

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  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Systems Biology
  • Epigenetics and RNA Biology
  • RNA-Seq
  • MSc in Biotechnology, 2022

    NOVA University Lisbon

  • BSc in Biology (Molecular Biology and Genetics), 2019

    University of Lisbon

  • Minor in Informatics, 2019

    University of Lisbon


Dissecting the Role of miR-34c-5p in Human CD4+ T Cells
Dissecting the Role of miR-34c-5p in Human CD4+ T Cells

Research Experience

Bioinformatics Technician
Jun 2023 – Present Lisbon, Portugal
At INESC-ID, I work for as a Bioinformatics Training Technician for Data Management, I support national and European training programmes for data management and stewardship, maintain computational resources for trainees and perform Bioinformatics data analyses and pipelines. ELIXIR deputy node coordinator for Portugal with responsibilities over Training and Data Management.
Research Intern
Sep 2022 – May 2023 Lisbon, Portugal
Researcher at the RNA Systems Biology lab
Student Researcher / Research Fellow
Jan 2021 – Jun 2022 Caparica, Portugal
Student researcher at the Department of Chemistry of the NOVA School of Science & Technology in the Systems Biology and Engineering Group. Conducting reseearch in hybrid semiparametric modelling of human cell culture growth for vaccine production.
Student Researcher
Aug 2020 – Dec 2020 Lisbon, Portugal
Student researcher at the Institute for Molecular Medicine (iMM) studying the influence of R-loops in mRNA splicing and the correction of splicing defects at the Sérgio de Almeida Laboratory.
Jun 2014 – Jun 2014 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Short term internship as part of a high school protocol. Worked in the Stem Cell Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory learning about laboratory procedures such as human stem cell culture and fluorescence microscopy analysis.
Jan 2014 – Jul 2016 Lisbon, Portugal
Research project for a high school subject which involved studying recombinant endolysins biosynthesis and study. In collaboration with the Enzymology group of the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry.


COVID-19: collection techniques, detection methods, and protection measurements
Collection of biological samples by nasopharyngeal swab, SARS-CoV-2 detection techniques, and protection measures for professionals working with suspected COVID-19 patients. Course required by Portuguese law for health professionals envolved in COVID-19 testing.
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Learn C
Introductory 15 h course about the C programming language.
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Learn R
20 h online course about the R programming languages and its usage in data science.
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Entrepeneurship by NOVATechShip
Probably the biggest entrepeneurship course in Europe.
Entry Level Bioinformatics Course
Entry level course broadly based around a series of exercises in which a combination of simple analytical tools and reference to publicly available databases.
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4 Ways 4 the Future
Series of 4 workshops: Curiosity, Communication, Conflict management & Emotional Intelligence
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Computer Languages

Python, MATLAB, R, JavaScript, C, HTML, CSS, SQL, Markdown, LaTeX, sh, regex

Systems Biology

Hybrid modelling, flux analysis, genome-scale modelling, constraint-based modelling, dynamic modelling

Molecular Biology

Microbiological culture, Animal cell culture (HEK293, U2OS), Molecular cloning, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, Electrophoresis, qPCR (beginner), BSL-2 laboratory practices, Bioinformatics tools


Object-oriented programming, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Networking, Web development, Git, Graphics software, *nix command line, Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux

Research support

Scientific conference organization, science communication