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

All students

Rogerio Candeias

An unusual opportunity to meet outstanding scientists across the field of Computational Biology, along with the possibility of performing a PhD thesis in international reference laboratories, coupled with exposition to cutting-edge scientific questions on a daily basis. (2005-12-01)


Rogerio Candeias is presently CTO and Lead Backend Developer at Dibbz

2014: PhD in Computational Biology by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2005-2013: Ph.D. Candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology
2004-2005: Post-Graduation in Bioinformatics, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal
2003-2004: 1st year of Masters in Biochemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
1998-2003: Degree in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal

Research and Professional Experience
2012-2014 Co-Founder and CEO at MEDQUALY
2008-2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA Graduate Student, Advisor: Professor Manolis Kellis (MIT CSAIL and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)
2007 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA Graduate Student with Professor Alexander van Oudenaarden (MIT)
2002-2003 Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal Undergraduate Student Researcher, Advisor: Professor Rodrigo Cunha

PhD Project

Supervisor: Manolis Kellis

Cosupervisor: Jorge Carneiro

Laboratory: Kellis Lab

University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The Drosophila melanogaster network landscape. Prediction and analysis of transcriptional regulatory and protein-protein interaction networks. Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica. Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2014) pp.165.


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