of Biosystem Dynamics (LBD)
Professor (tenured), Tampere University of Technology (TUT).|
Head of the Laboratory of Biosystem Dynamics, Biomeditech-TUT Institute, TUT
Head of the Research Community Multi-scaled biodata analysis and modelling (MultiBAM).
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Office SM428, Biomeditech-TUT Institute, Tampere University of Technology,
Korkeakoulunkatu 3, 33720 Tampere, FINLAND.
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I graduated in Physics, University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1999. Next, I obtained a PhD from IST, University Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal (2004), where I studied information propagation in networks. During 2004-07, I was a Post-doc at the University of Calgary, Canada, where I developed stochastic models of genetic circuits under the supervision of Stuart A. Kauffman. In 2007, I became a senior researcher at the Department of Signal Processing (DSP), Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland. In 2012, I became an Assistant Professor (tenure track) of TUT, Finland.
Currently, I am the PI of the Laboratory of Biosystem Dynamics (LBD), which I formed in 2009, and I am a Professor (tenured) of the Biomeditech Institute of TUT. The LBD focuses on dynamic cellular processes, particularly on gene expression and genetic circuits dynamics in Escherichia coli, making use of single-cell, single-molecule in vivo measurements, synthetic biology techniques, stochastic models, and advanced Signal and Image Processing techniques. Our main goals are to study how the dynamics of genetic circuits is regulated by local and global mechanisms, what are their behavioral boundaries, and find clues regarding their evolutionary history.