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.