Bio

Hey there! I am Nuno, the PhD student (not to be confused with Nuno, the mastermind)! I am a molecular biologist and computer scientist with a deep interest in the development and improvement of bioinformatics methods to better characterise molecular mechanisms in physiological and disease contexts. During my spare time, I quite enjoy listening to rock and orchestral music, reading about graphic design and science, watching anime and playing JRPGs.

Since I started working on my Master’s thesis, I have been developing psichomics, an interactive R package for transcriptomic analyses of large publicly available datasets. My PhD project is focused on the biogenesis and putative functional roles of circular RNAs and will (hopefully) offer novel insights into RNA biology, including the discovery of new biomarkers for cancer and neurodegeneration.

Publications

Gallego-Paez LM, Bordone MC, Leote AC, Saraiva-Agostinho N, Ascensao-Ferreira M, Barbosa-Morais NL. "Alternative splicing: the pledge, the turn, and the prestige - The key role of alternative splicing in human biological systems." Hum Gen, 2017 Apr 3. doi: 10.1007/s00439-017-1790-y. [PUBMED]

Deng M, Brägelmann J, Kryukov I, Saraiva-Agostinho N, Perner S. "FirebrowseR: an R client to the Broad Institute's Firehose Pipeline." Database (Oxford), 2017 Jan 6;2017. pii: baw160. doi: 10.1093/database/baw160. [PUBMED]