Ana Ligia Scott

 Ana Ligia Scott

 

Ana Ligia Scott is Associate III Professor at the Federal University of ABC. Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Bahar Lab. (2018). Post-doctoral training at the Laboratoire de Biologie et Pharmacologie Appliquée (LBPA) - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan- Paris Saclay  (2013). PhD degree in Physics  at the Department of Physics of IBILCE/UNESP . She works in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology focusing  Structural Dynamics and  Collective/Local  Movements of  Proteins.

Aristóteles Goes Neto

Aristóteles Goes Neto

Aristóteles Góes-Neto is B.Sc. in Biology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil (1994), Ph.D. in Botany, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil (2001) and PostDoc in FIOCRUZ, Brazil (2012). Currently, he is Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology of the Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, vice-coordinator of Postgraduate Program of Bioinformatics (UFMG), Coordinator of the Center of North-American Studies (UFMG, and leader of Research Group (CNPq): Molecular and Computational Biology of Fungi. He was full professor of the Dept. of Biology, State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil (1995-2016), coordinator of Research Laboratory in Microbiology (LAPEM) (2002-2016), and coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Biotechnology (M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels) at the same University (2006-2011). He is permanent professor of the Postgraduate Programs of Microbiology (UFMG) and Bioinformatics (UFMG) and collaborator professor of the Postgraduate Programs of Botany (since 2003) and Biotechnology (since 2005) of UEFS. He is CNPq Researcher (level 2) and his research lines include Fungal Biology, Biotechnology and (Meta)omics. He has published 117 peer-reviewed articles, 13 book chapters, 1 book, and deposited 7 patents. He has supervised 9 PostDocs, 10 Ph.D and 21 M.Sc students (Botany and Biotechnology Graduate Programs). He has been Principal Investigator (PI) of 13 research or technological development projects and networks financed by Brazilian Scientific agencies (CNPq, CAPES, FAPESB), international scientific agencies (NSF - USA), and private enterprises (Michelin), and he is currently PI of 1 scientific project financed by PETROBRAS. He has h index = 21 (Google Scholar, Access in: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=pgZgNn0AAAAJ).

Marta Giovanetti

Marta Giovanetti

Marta Giovanetti research focuses on investigating the patterns of gene flow in pathogen populations, focusing in phylogenetics and phylogeography as tools to recreate and understand the
determinants of viral outbreaks and how this information can be translated into public policy recommendations. More specifically, her research focuses on recent arboviral outbreaks in Latin
America (Zika, chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever viruses), combining genetic, spatial and ecological information. She is interested in the epidemiology and ecology of viruses in natural
populations. Her research involves developing and applying techniques to integrate virus genetic data with traditional clinical and demographic data.
After completing her PhD in molecular evolution of RNA viruses and performing field work in Sierra Leone with Ebola virus, I started a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Prof. Luiz
Carlos Junior Alcântara at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, investigating the evolution of arthropod-borne viruses such as Zika, Chikungunya and yellow
fever virus. She is currently a Visitant Researcher at the National Reference Laboratory of Flavivirus in the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil under the supervision of Dr Luiz Carlos Junior Alncantara and Dr Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, working with the ZiBRA project (Zika in Brazil real-time analysis, www.zibraproject.org), a project that aims to improve genomic surveillance of emergent and reemergent RNA viruses circulating in Brazil. We built upon recent methodological advances in virus nanopore sequencing (e.g. Faria et al., 2017, Nature; Quick et al., 2016, Nature; Faria et al., Science 2018), that gave us the possibility to generate >200 Zika virus genomes from different geographic regions in Brazil, >400 Yellow Fever genomes from the recent outbreak in Minas Gerais, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo, and >150 Chikungunya virus genomes from the Northeast, Southeast and North regions of Brazil. Her research focuses on generating these genomes in real-time using nanopore sequencing technology, and to analyse large datasets of genetic data to gain insights into the origins and mode of spread of key viral pathogens with significant public health impact.

Benilton Carvalho

Benilton Carvalho

Benilton Carvalho is a Ph.D. in Biostatistics by Johns Hopkins University with a background in Statistics (B.Sc. and M.Sc. by University of Campinas) with nearly 15 years of experience in bioinformatics software and methodology development, having authored more than 150 Bioconductor (data and software) packages since 2003. Benilton worked at Affymetrix (Santa Clara, US) and consulted for NimbleGen (Madison, US), went to University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) for postdoctoral studies with Professor Simon Tavaré FRS, FMedSci. After returning to Brazil, Benilton created the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Laboratory and co-founded the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed). Benilton is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Advisor to the Vice President for Research at UNICAMP.

Sabrina de Azevedo Silveira

Sabrina de Azevedo Silveira

Prof. Sabrina Silveira received the DSc in Bioinformatics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2013, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2008. After a postdoc at Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Systems (LBS) in the same university, she became a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universidade Federal de Viçosa, in 2015. Her work focuses on the development of data mining and data visualization strategies for modeling and understanding biological problems. In 2018, Sabrina joined Thorton's group at EMBL-EBI (UK) for a year-long visit.

Sabrina Silveira received the DSc in Bioinformatics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2013, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2008. After a postdoc at Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Systems (LBS) in the same university, she became a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universidade Federal de Viçosa, in 2015. Her work focuses on the development of data mining and data visualization strategies for modeling and understanding biological problems. In 2018, Sabrina joined Thorton's group at EMBL-EBI (UK) for a year-long visit.

Dr. Bart Weimer

Dr. Bart Weimer

Dr. Bart Weimer is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained a BS in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from Utah State University, and post-doctoral training at the University of Melbourne. His group embraces a systems biology approach using large-scale genomic and metabolomic analysis to study the link between food, health and the microbiome using microbial physiology concepts. His group leads the 100K Pathogen Genome Sequencing Project to link agriculture, the environment, and human disease. Dr. Weimer's research also encompasses population genomics of bacteria to examine persistence and metabolism. He has mentored 35 graduate students, published over 160 manuscripts, obtained six patents, and edited four books.

Támas Korcsmáros

Támas Korcsmáros

Tamás Korcsmáros started his research work as a high-school student in a biochemistry laboratory and for five years he worked on the experimental analysis of redox adaptation. He graduated as a molecular biologist (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary) and as a PhD student developed a gap-filling signalling network database, SignaLink. In Budapest, he established the NetBiol - Network Biology group, which focuses on signalling and regulatory networks. The group has been developing novel databases and web-services to meet key scientific community needs.
In March 2014, Tamás moved to Norwich and works as a Computational Biology Fellow at the Earlham Institute and in the IFR, Institute of Food Research. His multi-disciplinary group is currently combining computational and experimental approaches to predict, analyse and validate host-microbe interactions in the gut, especially in relation to the regulation of autophagy by microbes and upon disease conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. Tamás also took major part in the organisation of eight international conferences (each with more than 1000 participants), he is the co-founder of two network analysis companies and coordinated 3 innovation grant programs. Since 2001, Tamás has been participating as a volunteer in Hungarian and international talent support organizations. He is currently the Chairman of the Research Student Foundation supporting 5000 high-school research students.

Dr. Gustavo Fioravanti

Dr. Gustavo Fioravanti

Dr. Gustavo Fioravanti graduated in Biological Sciences, emphasis in Molecular, Cellular and Functional by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2002). Obtained his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2008). He is currently Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Health and Human Development at La Salle University and Collaborating Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UFRGS. His main research are isImmunology, with an emphasis on understanding the structural mechanisms governing T cell immunogenicity for application in the development of streamlined vaccines. He founded and coordinates the Immunoinformatics Center of the Department of Genetics of UFRGS. He received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2009 for the Grand Challenges Exploration, Round II program. He has collaborated with other structural bioinformatics projects involving the study of oxytocin variants, alpha-1-iduronidase enzyme study, coagulation factors and HIV drug resistance.

Tulio de Oliveira

Tulio de Oliveira

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira is a bioinformatician that has first moved to South Africa in 1997. He has received his BSc at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil and MSc/PhD at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. He has been awarded two prestigious fellowships, an European Commission Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, U.K. from 2004 to 2006 (which was selected as one of top 20 inspiring researcher fellows in Europe) and a U.K. Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Edinburgh from 2015-2019. He was the Director of the Genomics Program at the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in Mtubatuba and an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at the Division of Infection and Immunity at the University College London (UCL) from 2009 to 2016. In 2015, he was promoted to Professor at UKZN and in 2017, founded KRISP at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. KRISP aims to create a scientific environment in (South) Africa that delivers high level science, creates innovations and reverses the brain drain. KRISP researchers have published 13 manuscripts in Science, Nature and Lancet journals in the first two years of operation!. We have also trained > 2000 individuals in scientific skills in Africa. Prof de Oliveira also has a number of affiliate positions, including a Senior Research Associate in CAPRISA and an Affiliate Professor at the Department of Global Health at University of Washington, Seattle, US. More info on Tulio de Oliveira's publication at Google Scholar and in this page. He is married and has three children, three nationalities (Brazilian, Portuguese and South African permanent residence), loves bio and human diversity and traveling around the world.

Hugo Verli

Hugo Verli

Hugo Verli graduated in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2001), obtained its Master in Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro January (2002) and his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2005). He is currently a level III associate professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. His main areas of expertise is Structural Bioinformatics, focusing on Molecular Simulation, applied on biomolecular dynamics, parameterization of bioactive compounds for molecular mechanics calculations, structure and dynamics of carbohydrates, glycoconjugates and their complexes.