Care was taken to form groups balanced in terms of the students' educational background. This encouraged students to help one another.

All students

Bruno Acácio De Castro Moreira Dos Santos


2007: Licenciatura (4 years degree) in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra, Portugal
2007-2008: First year courses of the MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology fron the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2008-present: Student of the PhD Program in Computational Biology, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
2009-present: PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Sir David Baulcombe

PhD Project

Supervisor: Prof. Sir David Baulcombe

Cosupervisor: Dr Steve Oliver

Laboratory: Gene silencing and disease resistance

University: University of Cambridge


Shivaprasad PV, Chen HM, Patel K, Bond DM, Santos BA, Baulcombe DC. A microRNA superfamily regulates nucleotide binding site-leucine-rich repeats and other mRNAs. Plant Cell (2012) 24, 859-74.

Shivaprasad PV, Dunn RM, Santos BA, Bassett A, Baulcombe DC. Extraordinary transgressive phenotypes of hybrid tomato are influenced by epigenetics and small silencing RNAs. EMBO J. (2011) 31, 257-66.

Ana R Soares, Patrícia M Pereira, Bruno Santos, Conceição Egas, Ana C Gomes, Joel Arrais, José L Oliveira, Gabriela R Moura and Manuel A.S Santos. Parallel DNA pyrosequencing unveils new zebrafish microRNAs. BMC Genomics (2009) 10, 195.

Joel Arrais, Bruno Santos, João Fernandes, Laura Carreto, Manuel A.S. Santos, José Luis Oliveira . GeneBrowser: an approach for integration and functional classification of genomic data . Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (2007) , .

A. C. Gomes; S. Sousa; P. Gomes; B. Santos; L. Carreto; S. Santos; C. Egas; M. A. S. Santos. Assessment of microbial diversity in wine musts.. Bulletin de l'OIV (2007) 80, 283-290.