Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Institute of Biological Sciences Federal University of Minas Gerais


Research areas: We are interested in to depict the origin of genes and systems along evolution. To do that we use text-mining, orthologue clustering, taxonomic distribution of genes, gene networks, protein domains, etc. We are engaged on creating tools and databases to support the investigation.

Miguel leads the "Laboratório de Biodados" in UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG. Miguel holds a degree in Biosciences (1981) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1987) by the University of Sao Paulo. He is currently an associate professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais, leading the Biodata Lab. He has experience in Biochemistry, with emphasis on bioinformatics, acting on the following topics: chromatin structure, yeast two-hybrid system (liquid screening system), biochemistry of transcription factors and bioinformatics.