Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães University of Liverpool, UK2 Talks 1 Series
Dr Magalhães graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium, where he worked in the Ageing and Stress Group led by Dr Olivier Toussaint. Following a postdoc... read morewith genomics pioneer Prof George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, in 2008 Dr Magalhães joined the University of Liverpool to develop his own group on genomic approaches to ageing. Now a senior lecturer, Dr Magalhães leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group (http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/) which focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. The group’s research integrates different strategies but its focal point is developing and applying experimental and computational methods that help bridge the gap between genotype and phenotype, a major challenge of the post-genome era, and help decipher the human genome and how it regulates complex processes like ageing.