I am a computational biologist interested in the structure and dynamics of protein interactions. I studied biochemistry at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and later earned my Ph.D. in the lab of Alexandre Bonvin, working on protein interactions and structural bioinformatics. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University with Michael Levitt.
I am a highly collaborative scientist, having published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, which have received more than 2000 citations. My work has been funded by the Niels Stensen Fellowship, the Google Summer of Code program, and The Molecular Sciences Software Institute, among others. As a computational biologist, I spend a significant portion of my research developing software for structural biology, most of which is available for free on my Github page. Some of my most high-profile contributions include being a developer of HADDOCK and of the Biopython project, as well as being the author and lead developer of pdb-tools.
Alongside research, I enjoy spending time building and fostering communities in computational biology. I am a certified Software Carpentry instructor, and I regularly teach Git, Python, and software development best practices to researchers. I have also helped organize several national and international conferences, including an ongoing EMBO Practical Course on modeling protein interactions.