Carina Soares-Cunha

Assistant Researcher, ICVS, University of Minho
Isabel Duarte

Junior Researcher, Universidade do Algarve

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.