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Research Appointments

2013 - present: Lecturer/Group leader - School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham, UK.

2010 - 2012: Postdoctoral fellow (MRC) - Laboratory of Prof Mark Field

University of Cambridge, UK.

2009: Postdoctoral researcher (Wellcome Trust) - Laboratory of Prof Stephen Bell

University of Oxford, UK.

2005-2008: Postdoctoral researcher (HFSP) - Laboratory of Prof Keith Gull

University of Oxford, UK.

Education

2001-2005: Doctorate in Biological Sciences (Biophysics)

Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

1998-2000: MRes in Biological Sciences (Biophysics): 1st Class Honours

Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

1993-1997: BSc in Biology (Genetics): Magna cum laude

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Conferences

Invited talks - National and international

2018 Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Lisboa, Portugal).
'The molecular and evolutionary cartography of a parasite cell surface'

2018 Evolutionary Cell Biology and Biomedicine meeting (International University of Andalusia, Spain).
‘Cell surface profiling reveals the what, where and how of a host-parasite interface’

2017 Institute of Molecular Genetics (Prague, Czech Republic).
'Small membrane domain with a large impact: focal endocytosis defines host-parasite interface in African trypanosomes'

2016 International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (Montreal, Canada).
'The molecular architecture of a microbial cell surface'

2016 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) annual meeting (Toronto, Canada).
'The trypanosome surfeome: gateway to evolution and extinction'

2016 British Council/Newton Fund workshop on Extracellular Vesicles in Health and Disease (São Paulo, Brazil).
'Blood, blebs and barriers: defining a host-parasite interface'

2016 Society for General Microbiology annual meeting (Liverpool, UK).
'Trypanosomes and the many different coats of one colour'

2015 EMBO conference on Exploring the Genomic Complexity and Diversity of Eukaryotes (Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain).
'Complex targeting mechanisms and evidence for evolutionary divergence at the host-parasite interface'

2015 Kinetoplastids Molecular Cell Biology Meeting (Woods Hole, MA, USA).
‘Architecture of a parasite surface: complex targeting mechanisms revealed through proteomics’

2014 MRC LMCB Membrane Trafficking Meeting (London, UK).
‘Architecture of a parasite surface: complex targeting mechanisms revealed through proteomics’

2013 The Rockefeller University (New York, USA).
‘The surface landscape of a cell’

2013 Kinetoplastids Molecular Cell Biology Meeting (Woods Hole, MA, USA).
‘Detecting and defining subdomains at the surface of African trypanosomes by proteomics’

2012 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London, UK).
‘2012: A (cellular) space odyssey’

2012 Institut Pasteur (Paris, France).
‘A billion years of divergence in trafficking: novel solutions to common problems mapped using proteomics in trypanosomes’

2010 4th School for single particle cryoelectron microscopy (Itatiaia, Brazil).
‘Less is more: Applications of cellular tomography to investigate pathogenicity and parasitism’

2009 XIII International Congress of Protistology (Armação de Búzios, Brazil).
‘Membrane domains and boundaries at the host-parasite interface: influences of the cytoskeleton on the flagellar pocket of African trypanosomes’

2007 Japan Partnering Award Workshop on Dynein and Flagella Research (Bristol, UK).
‘Swimming with trypanosomes: flagellar and ciliary motility and waveform analyses'

2007 Microscopy Society of America meeting (Florida, USA).
‘Electron microscopic tomography of the microtubule cytoskeleton and flagellar pocket in African trypanosomes’

2006 Gordon Research Conference in 3D Electron Microscopy (Il Ciocco, Italy).
‘The trypanosome flagellar pocket: cytoarchitecture critical for cell morphogenesis and parasitism’

2006 Bioinformatics and post-genomic molecular cell biology of African trypanosomes and malaria (Kampala, Uganda).

2005 BSSP meeting of the British Society of Protozoology (Leeds, UK).
‘The cryptic paraflagellar rod of endosymbiont-containing kinetoplastds: lost but not forgotten’

2004 XX meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology (Caxambu, Brazil).
‘The cryptic paraflagellar rod of endosymbiont-containing kinetoplastds: lost but not forgotten’

2001 National Conference of Science, Technology and Innovation (Brasília, Brazil).
Invited to represent the Brazilian graduate and post-graduate students in a conference with the minister for Science and Technology, and to assist the development of new strategies for Brazilian scientific research.

Invited talks - University level

2017 University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK).
‘An engineering approach to the study of the cell surface’

2016 Lancaster University (Lancaster, UK).
‘Life at the edge: the molecular architecture of a parasite cell surface’

2015 University Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
‘10 years exploring fabric, form and function at the host-parasite interface’

2014 University of Porto (O'Porto, Portugal).
‘Exploring fabric, form and function at the host-parasite interface’

2013 School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK).
‘Deconstructing cellular architecture and function with electron tomography’

2012 School of Biology, University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK).
‘Structure and function of an essential host-parasite interface: a (flagellar) pocket guide’

2008 Pathology Department, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK).
‘Get lost in the flagellar pocket: cytoarchitecture critical for function and parasitism’

2006 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London (London, UK).
‘The trypanosome flagellar pocket: cytoarchitecture critical for cell morphogenesis and parasitism’

2005 Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK).
‘Post-genomics and proteomics of African trypanosomes: new biology and therapeutic targets’

2004 Universidade Santa Ursula (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
‘The cryptic paraflagellar rod of endosymbiont-containing kinetoplastds: lost but not forgotten’