Filipe Pereira, recently joined the Cytogenomics Lab from the Gene Expression and Regulation Group, at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and will work on the study of DNA molecule using computational and biochemical methods and better understand how the activities of certain proteins contribute to some genomic disorders.

Find out more about Filipe in the Researcher Profile below. 

What is the focus of your current research?

My main research interest is the study of the DNA molecule using computational and biochemical methods. My research activity goes from the computational prediction of alternative DNA structures to the history of animal populations. I also develop molecular diagnostic systems and databases for biological identifications.

What are your expectations in joining BioISI?

Joining BioISI is an opportunity I am pleased about. I have high expectations for this partnership, as it presents a chance to advance knowledge and make a meaningful impact in my field of interest. I understand that BioISI thrive on the pursuit of excellence, and I am determined to contribute to this culture. I expect to engage in cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of our understanding in molecular biology, while being exposed to a diverse range of research areas. By working closely with BioISI fellow researchers, I anticipate engaging in stimulating discussions to collectively overcome obstacles in our quest for scientific breakthroughs. I believe BioISI is a place of constant intellectual exploration and discovery, where I will engage in a mindset of continuous learning. Joining BioISI is the beginning of an exciting chapter in my scientific career, where I can contribute to the collective pursuit of knowledge.

What are you planning to do next in scientific terms at BioISI? Can you share some of your future scientific projects?

My plan is to continue studying genomic rearrangements and disease, with particular emphasis on the role of DNA topoisomerases in genome integrity. We will use different models to better understand how the activities of these proteins contribute to some genomic disorders. I am also continuing the development of new genetic assays for the genetic characterization of animal and plant populations using different classes of genetic markers, with implications in conservation and biodiversity assessment. Finally, I will also maintain and expand my current portfolio of free databases and bioinformatics resources for sharing and analysing large genomic datasets related with disease.

Discover more about Filipe Pereira’s research here.

Filipe Pereira  [photo provided by the researcher].