The PhD in Computational Biology is an opportunity to expand my skills as well as to apply my background knowledge in Computer Science and Computer Engineering into biological data. (2005-12-01)
I have a Licenciatura and a Master degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Out of a desire to broaden my knowledge in biology, I pursued a doctoral degree in the computational biology program at the Gulbenkian Institute (Portugal) in partnership with Indiana University (USA). As part of my PhD specialization in complex systems, I wrote my thesis on reverse engineering the mechanisms and the dynamical behavior of complex biochemical pathways.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan where I continue to work with Dr. Schnell on complex systems and systems biology.
Supervisor: Santiago Schnell
University: Indiana University
Reverse engineering the mechanisms and dynamical behaivor of complex biochemical pathways. School of Informatics and Computing. Indiana University (2011) pp.129. [pdf]
Mourao M, Schnell S, Shaw SL. Macroscopic simulations of microtubule dynamics predict two steady-state processes governing array morphology. Computational biology and chemistry (2011) 35, 269-281.
Mourao MA, Srividhya J, McSharry PE, Crampin EJ, Schnell S. A graphical user interface for a method to infer kinetics and network architecture (MIKANA). PLoS One (2011) 6, e27534.
Marcio A. Mourao, Jeyaraman Srividhya, Edmund J. Crampin, Santiago Schnell. Enzyme catalyzed reactions: from experiments to computational mechanism reconstruction. Computational Biology and Chemistry (2009) 34, 11-18.