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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

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

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’

Other conferences

2015 Brazilian Society of Protozoology (Caxambu, Brazil).
Poster 1: ‘Novel flagellar pocket proteins of African trypanosomes’
Poster 2: ‘Analysis of ESAG functions in African trypanosomes’

2014 British Society of Parasitology meeting (Cambridge, UK).
Oral Presentation 1: ‘The surface landscape of African trypanosomes’
Oral Presentation 2: ‘Streamlined endocytosis in Trypanosoma brucei

2012 British Society of Parasitology meeting (Strathclyde, UK).
Oral Presentation: ‘Regulators of endosomal membrane trafficking in Trypanosoma brucei

2011 Sixth International Congress on Electron Tomography (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany).
Poster: ‘Membrane domains and boundaries at the base of a eukaryotic flagellum’

2010 Royal Microscopy Society MicroScience Conference (London, UK).
Oral Presentation: ‘3D ultrastructural architecture and morphogenesis of the flagellar pocket area of Trypanosoma brucei

2008 Biochemical Society Meeting on Mechanics and Control of Cytokinesis (Edinburgh, UK).
Poster: ‘Spatial organisation of cytokinesis in African trypanosomes’
Oral presentation: ‘The microtubule cytoskeleton and cytokinesis in the African trypanosome’

2007 Kinetoplastids Molecular Cell Biology Meeting (Woods Hole, MA, USA).
Poster 1: ‘Trypanosome motility: flagellar and ciliary beating and the beat resonance hypothesis’
Poster 2: ‘Insights into the cytoskeletal architecture of Trypansoma brucei in the context of mutant phenotype analyses’

2005 Kinetoplastids Molecular Cell Biology Meeting (Woods Hole, MA, USA).
Poster: ‘Moving cells and finding lost structures: the flagellum of endosymbiont-bearing kinetoplastids’

2004 Brazilian Association of Postgraduates in the UK - ABEP (Oxford, UK).
Poster: ‘Insights into flagellar function and pathology from studies with trypanosomes’

2002 British Society for Parasitology annual meeting (Salford, UK).

2002 XVIII Brazilian Society of Protozoology annual meeting (Caxambu, Brazil).
Poster: ‘PFR genes from endosymbiont-bearing trypanosomayids’

2001 XVII Brazilian Society of Protozoology annual meeting (Caxambu, Brazil).
Poster: ‘The presence of paraflagellar rod genes in trypanosomatids lacking the paraflagellar rod structure’

2001 Brazilian Society of Microscopy and Microanalysis annual meeting (Aguas de Lindoia, Brazil).
Poster: ‘High resolution field emission scanning electron microscope as a tool for studies on the cytoskeleton of trypanosomatids’

2000 40th American Society of Cell Biology annual meeting (San Francisco, USA).
Poster: ‘Initial studies concerning the protein-filament correlation in the paraflagellar rod’