Gil Oliveira

Gil Oliveira

Graduate Researcher in Systems Bioengineering

NOVA School of Science and Technology

👋 Hello!

I’m a Biologist currently based in Lisbon, Portugal working as a research fellow at the NOVA School of Science & Technology in the Systems Biology and Engineering Group. I’m researching hybrid modelling of human cell factories as part of a multidisciplinary team in collaboration with a biopharma company in order to develop a novel, AI-based solution to improve vaccine production.

Interests
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Epigenetics and mRNA processing
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Education
  • MSc in Biotechnology, 2022

    NOVA University Lisbon

  • BSc in Biology (Molecular Biology and Genetics), 2019

    University of Lisbon

  • Minor in Informatics, 2019

    University of Lisbon

🧠 Skills

Computer Languages

Python, MATLAB, R, Javascript, C, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Markdown, LaTeX, Bash/zsh

Systems Biology

Hybrid modelling, flux analysis, genome-scale modelling, constraint-based modelling, dynamic modellin

Molecular Biology

Microbiological culture, Animal cell culture (HEK293, U2OS), Molecular cloning, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, Electrophoresis, qPCR (beginner), BSL-2 laboratory practices, Bioinformatics tools

Computing

Object-oriented programming, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Networking, Web development, Git, Graphics software, *nix command line, Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux

👨‍🔬 Experience

 
 
 
 
 
NOVA School of Science & Technology
Student Researcher / Research Fellow
Jan 2021 – Present Caparica, Portugal
Student researcher at the Department of Chemistry of the NOVA School of Science & Technology in the Systems Biology and Engineering Group. Conducting reseearch in hybrid semiparametric modelling of human cell culture growth for vaccine production.
 
 
 
 
 
Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes
Student Researcher
Aug 2020 – Dec 2020 Lisbon, Portugal
Student researcher at the Institute for Molecular Medicine (iMM) studying the influence of R-loops in mRNA splicing and the correction of splicing defects at the Sérgio de Almeida Laboratory.
 
 
 
 
 
AEFCL (Ciências ULisboa students' union)
Member of the Executive Board
Oct 2017 – May 2019 Lisbon, Portugal
Member of the Pedagogics and Education Policy Department at the FCUL students’ union. Organized the college’s job fair in 2018 and 2019 as well as various training workshops. Collaborated in various national educational policy motions. Represented the college’s students in local and national forums. Managed the departmental activities and budget (as coordinator).
 
 
 
 
 
Júnior Empresa Ciências
Member of the Project Management Department (Life Sciences)
Júnior Empresa Ciências
Oct 2017 – Mar 2018 Lisbon, Portugal
Worked on an app that gathers information of the FCUL campus’ fauna and flora. Responsible for mapping and gathering information regarding the flora.
 
 
 
 
 
Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon
Trainee
Jun 2014 – Jun 2014 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Short term internship as part of a high school protocol. Worked in the Stem Cell Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory learning about laboratory procedures such as human stem cell culture and fluorescence microscopy analysis.
 
 
 
 
 
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Trainee
Jan 2014 – Jul 2016 Lisbon, Portugal
Research project for a high school subject which involved studying recombinant endolysins biosynthesis and study. In collaboration with the Enzymology group of the Centre for Chemistry and Biochemistry.

📚 Training

COVID-19: collection techniques, detection methods, and protection measurements
Collection of biological samples by nasopharyngeal swab, SARS-CoV-2 detection techniques, and protection measures for professionals working with suspected COVID-19 patients. Course required by Portuguese law for health professionals envolved in COVID-19 testing.
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Codecademy
Learn C
Introductory 15 h course about the C programming language.
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20 h online course about the R programming languages and its usage in data science.
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Probably the biggest entrepeneurship course in Europe.
Entry level course broadly based around a series of exercises in which a combination of simple analytical tools and reference to publicly available databases.
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Series of 4 workshops: Curiosity, Communication, Conflict management & Emotional Intelligence
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