Bernardo Peixoto


Business Experiences

Hospital AC Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil (2017-Present)Website
Operations Manager, Research Core facilities.

Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil (2016-2017)Website
R&D Management and Innovation.

ECO Sistemas Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013-2016)Website
Business development, innovation and partnerships.

GlobeStar Systems Inc, São Paulo, Brazil (2012-2013)Website
Business development and partnerships, Brazil and LATAM region.

Academic and Laboratory Experiences

Azores University, Portugal (2002-2012)
Graduate and Postgraduate academic teaching in the following areas and disciplines: Molecular Biology; Genetics/Genomics; Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics. Have taught classes for medical school and computer sciences students. Designed and managed R&D projects in aforementioned areas.

The Rockefeller University, New York City, USA (2000-2001)
Project: Created transgenic mice carrying bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs), modified by homologous recombination to encode a green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter, to examine the mechanism that regulate the Recombinase Activating Genes 1 and 2 (RAG1 and RAG2) expression in mice. This work uncovered two cis-regulatory elements that interact to drive proper tissue and time specific expression of RAG genes during lymphocyte development. This project was supervised by Dr. Michel Nussenzweig.

University of São Paulo, BRAZIL (1998)
Project: Establish a unit for genome sequencing and analysis in the laboratory of Sergio Verjovski-Almeida (USP, Brazil), to carry out a collaborative project to sequence the genome of the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. This bacteria cause the Citrus Variegated Chlorosis, a plant disease responsible for a major economic loss in the citrus agribusiness in São Paulo. During my stay in Dr. Verjovski-Almeida's laboratory we sequenced about 50 kb of this genome by shotgun, to an acceptable coverage, and analyzed its gene content.

The Molecular Sciences Institute, California, USA (1996-1998)
Project: Isolated and sequenced the genomic region containing the RAG1 and RAG2 genes of the pufferfish, Fugu rubripes, as well as investigated their tissue expression by reverse-transcription PCR. (Fugu genomic sequence was deposited in GenBank with the following Acc. Number: AF108420). Identified a novel human gene, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase (PHACS), which shows a striking similarity to a plant gene responsible for fruit ripening. This project was supervised by Dr. Sydney Brenner.

Cambridge University, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK (1995-1996)
Project: Isolated and characterized the genomic region containing the immunoglobulin heavy-chain genes of Fugu rubripes. (Fugu genomic sequences were deposited in GenBank with the following Acc. Numbers: AF108421, AF108422, AF108423). Performed an evolutionary analysis of VH genes contained in this 50 Kb region, and identified two novel VH family genes in Fugu. This project was supervised by Dr. Sydney Brenner.

Umeå University, Umeå, SWEDEN (1993-1994)
Project: Performed a phylogenetic analysis between two species of salmonid fish, arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiis), based on nucleotide sequence comparisons of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain constant region gene. This project was supervised by Dr. Takeshi Matsunaga.

University of Porto, PORTUGAL (1992)
Project: Worked as a research technician in the Flow Cytometry unit. Department of Immunology, laboratory of Dr. Maria de Sousa.

Wageningen Agricultural University, THE NEDERLANDS (1991-1992)
Project: Used Flow Cytometry and immunohistochemistry to characterize distinct B-cell phenotypes in the spleen, head-kidney and peripheral blood of carps (Cyprinus carpio), at different ontogenetic stages. This project was carried out in the Department of Cell Biology and Immunology Group, supervised by Dr. Jan Rombout.

Grants and Prizes

FRCT/2009/M315; Ministry of Science & Technology, Portugal. Title: Desenvolvimento de Sistema Informatico para Armazenamento e Analise de Dados Clinicos.
FLAD 380/2002; Luso American Foundation. Title: Molecular Classification of Breast Cancer using DNA-Microarray Hibridization.
INFOTEC/4.90.104-37C/2002; Ministry of Science & Technology, Portugal. Title: Base de Dados Relacional Aplicada ao Diagn—stico Molecular do Cancro da Mama.

Scientific and Technology Award issued by the governor of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, for participating in the Xylella fastidiosa Genome Project.
The state government of São Paulo, 2000.  Xylella's project website

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