Nuno D. MendesPostdoctoral Fellow
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
I finished my five year degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST in July 2004. For six years I had been attending classes while also working as a software developer at a telecoms company.
I left the industry and decided to embrace the academic world in September 2004 when I became a Master's student in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST. I completed my Master's in November 2005 with a thesis on Inference of Complex Motifs using Biclustering Techniques, supervised by Ana Teresa Freitas (IST) and Arlindo Oliveira (IST).
In 2005 I was accepted in the first edition of the PhD Program in Computational Biology of the IGC.
In 2006 I became a PhD student in Computational Biology and a researcher at KDBIO Group of INESC-ID and BAOBAB Group at INRIA Rhône-Alpes. I completed my PhD in June 2011 under the supervision of Ana Teresa Freitas (IST) and Marie-France Sagot (INRIA Rhône-Alpes) with a thesis on Efficient algorithms for the identification of miRNA motifs in DNA sequences.
- Exact algorithms
- Computational Biology
- Regulation of gene expression
- Genome structure and genome evolution
- Non-coding RNAs
- Structural biology
- Motif discovery
- Regulatory networks
- Discrete modelling of regulatory network dynamics
- Nuno D. Mendes, Ana T. Freitas, Ana T. Vasconcelos, Marie-France Sagot.Combination of measures distinguishes pre-miRNAs from other stem-loops in the genome of the newly sequenced Anopheles darlingi. BMC Genomics, 2010.
- Nuno D. Mendes, Ana T. Freitas, Marie-France Sagot.Current tools for the identification of miRNA genes and their targets. Nucleic Acids Research, 2009.
- Pedro T. Monteiro, Nuno D. Mendes, Miguel C. Teixeira, Sofia d'Orey, Sandra Tenreiro, Nuno P. Mira, Hélio Pais, Alexandre P. Francisco, Alexandra M. Carvalho, Artur B. Lourenço, Isabel Sá-Correia, Arlindo L. Oliveira, Ana T. Freitas.YEASTRACT-DISCOVERER: new tools to improve the analysis of transcriptional regulatory associations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nucleic Acids Research, 2007.
- Nuno D. Mendes, Ana C. Casimiro, Pedro M. Santos, Isabel Sá-Correia, Arlindo L. Oliveira, Ana T. Freitas, MUSA: a parameter free algorithm for the identification of biologically significant motifs. Bioinformatics, 2006