Permanent Professor

Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.

Research areas: Proteomics, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics.

I have a BSc in Biology obtained from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (1999), and a MSc and a PhD in Cell Biology from the Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo (USP) (2004), when I started my career progression in mass spectrometry-based proteomics. From 2005 to 2007, I did my post-doctoral research in collaboration with Matthias Mann at the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry (Martinsried, Germany). From 2007 until 2010 I was an independent researcher at the University of Bergen (Norway), implementing proteomic projects in the following topics: parasite/host interactions, characterization of virulence factors in bacteria, characterization of drug-resistance factors in bacteria, evolution of clinical strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. During 2010 until 2015, I was hired as a Principal Investigator at the Dept. of Immunology in the University of Oslo (Norway), and as a manager of the Proteomics Core Facility, Oslo University Hospital, working in the following subjects: characterization of antigenic peptides in autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease, proteomic characterization of primary T cell clones from patient donors, proteogenomic analysis of the human genome. Currently I am interested in developing bioinformatic tools to improve mass spectrometry data analysis, and to allow the meta-analysis of mass spectrometry data collected independently, as well as to improve genomic annotation of eukaryotes, as for example by characterizing rare protein isoforms.