I am a Junior Researcher at CINTESIS (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal).
Research Interests | I use Computational Biology as a way of answering biologically relevant questions. My research interests are focused on understanding how gene expression profiles translate into robust genetic modules that explain the phenotypic plasticity observed in healthy and diseased cells, particularly cancer. I am passionate about Open Science and I am always keen on establishing new collaborations.
Current Project | I am starting my independent research line studying cancer causality using Structural Causal Models.
Previous Research | I have experience with OMICs datasets, which I have used to study breast cancer, genetic regulation in early vertebrate embryo development, in stem cell differentiation, and in mitochondrial evolution.
Teaching | I teach Computational Biology at the Universidade do Algarve, and I organize yearly courses on R programming.
Expertise | Cancer genetics, Molecular oncology, R programming (including package development), OMICS data analysis.
I am the Communications and Digital Platforms Associate at FEBS, and I help manage content and use of online platforms and sites such as the FEBS Network, FEBS website and FEBS Congress website, but particularly on the FEBS Network. Previously I have managed the funding programmes of a number of UK research charities, mainly in the field of cancer. I have supported the income generation teams at those organisations with science communication, as well as developed e-learning resources for staff and students at the Institute of Cancer Research. I have a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Nutrition and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. After years in London I have now moved back to Spain, where I continue to work as a science communicator.