2011: PhD Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (approved unanimously).
2004: BSc Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (final classification of 16 out of 20).
Complementary Education in Computational Biology
2013: GTPB Course on Automated and Reproducible Analysis of NGS data – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal.
2012: GTPB Course on Bioinformatics using Python – Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal.
2011: EMBO Course on Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomic Analysis – Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
2014-present: Contract Researcher, Biology of Infection Unit & Evolutionary Microbial Genomics Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
2011-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal & Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Lleida, Spain. “Genomic signatures of environmental adaptation in prokaryotes” (SFRH/BPD/72256/2010).
2010-2011: Research Student, Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal. “Reconstruction and systems analysis of the reaction networks of reactive oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur species in representative physiological systems” (PTDC/QUI/70523/2006/BI7).
2009-2010: Research Student, Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Lleida, Spain. “Reconstruction and systems analysis of the reaction networks of reactive oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur species in representative physiological systems” (PTDC/QUI/70523/2006/BI3).
2009: Supplemental Training on Plasmid Transfer and Replicon Typing, Julius Kühn Institute – Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogens Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany.
2005-2009: PhD student, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. “Molecular diversity and transferability of integrons in wastewater environments” (SFRH/BD/19433/2004).
2004: Research Student, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.“The prokaryotic flexible gene pool: integrons from environmental origin” (POCTI/BME/45881/2002/BI).
2003-2004: Trainee, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.“Abundance and diversity of bacterial communities in natural environments.”
2003-2004: Technician, Centre for Coastal and Maritime Zones, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. “Monitoring of water quality in Ria de Aveiro estuarine system.”
2002-2003: Final Year Project in Microbiology and Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. “Environmental metagenomes as antibiotic resistance reservoirs: development and validation of a PCR- and hybridization-based detection systems for beta-lactamase genes”, “Genomic location of beta-lactam resistance genes in Serratia fonticola UTAD54.”
Membership of scientific societies
Since 2012: Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Since 2012: Member of American Society for Microbiology.
Since 2010: Member of International Society for Computational Biology.
Since 2004: Member of Society for General Microbiology.
Commissions of trust
Since 2012: Invited editor for Dataset Papers in Science (Bioinformatics section).
Since 2007: Regular invited reviewer for Nucleic Acids Research, Database, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Scientific Reports, Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Water Research, Ecological Indicators, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, PLoS One, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Marine Drugs, FEMS Microbial Ecology, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology, Current Microbiology, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.
22 ISI papers; 900+ citations; h-index 14 [link]