Luis Pedro Coelho (PI)
Luis Pedro Coelho leads the Big Data Biology Lab. He has background in both computer science and computational biology.
Personal website: http://luispedro.org
Célio Dias Santos Júnior (postdoctoral researcher)
(joining Spring 2019)
Célio recently obtained his PhD degree on the use of bioinformatics to analyze terrestrial organic matter degradation by Amazon river microbes through metagenomics and population genomes at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) - Brazil, and Institut del Ciencies del Mar - Barcelona, Spain (ICM). Previously, his master’s degree in the same instution was on the use of computer technologies for ab initio protein production, and his bachelor degree is in Biotechnology and Biochemistry obtained at the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) - Brazil, and at the Faculty of Science and Technology in the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) - Portugal. His main interests range from the interface of bioinformatics applied to metagenomics, machine learning and protein structure. He specializes in the analysis of metagenomes and metatranscriptomes, wet lab routines and also bioprospection of biotechnological important proteins in environmental microbiota samples.
Shaojun Pan (graduate student)
(visitor April-Sept. 2019; full-time starting Sept. 2019)
Shaojun is a software engineering major at the Nanjing University of Science and Technoloygy. His main interests are machine learning and data mining.