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20152019
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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

I'm a bioinformatician/data analyst at the Department of Neurology of the Helsinki University Hospital, and I'm also currently located as a postdoc at the DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory of the Institute of Biotechnology (University of Helsinki), where I made my PhD in Genetics (with a focus on bioinformatics and statistics). I'm currently working with shotgun metagenomics and other 'omics data in a medical context.

I have wide-ranging interests. When possible, I like to approach research from a multidisciplinary perspective. My background in both geology and microbial ecology, as well as experience with a wide range of techniques and methods in wet-lab, bioinformatics, and data analysis, puts me in a unique position to tackle a variety of multidisciplinary research topics.

My main research focus is on the human microbiome in health & disease. I did my PhD thesis on the human microbiome in Parkinson's Disease and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, but I'm involved in several other biomedical projects as well. I've worked with the skin, oral, nasal, gut, and bile microbiomes in the context of various diseases and medical conditions. An entire project pipeline, from DNA/RNA isolation, DNA/RNA library creation, and DNA/RNA sequencing, to bioinformatic processing of the raw sequence data and data analysis is completely done in-house at our lab, allowing us to fully control the project pipeline from beginning to end. My main interest is to further develop my skills in data analysis and apply these in medical/biomedical/epidemiological research. 

 

 

Utbildning information

Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Helsinki, 2017

M.Sc. in Geology, University of Lisbon, 2005

Utbildning / akademisk kvalifikation

Genetics, Ph.D., Helsingfors universitet

Geology, M.Sc., University of Lisbon

Externa befattningar

Bioinformatician, Helsinki University Hospital

1 jan 2018 → …

Keywords

  • 3111 Biomedicinska vetenskaper
  • 1183 Växtbiologi, mikrobiologi, virologi
  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi
  • 1184 Genetik, utvecklingsbiologi, fysiologi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2015 2019

Serotonin and tryptophan metabolites, autoantibodies and gut microbiome in APECED

Naskali, E., Dettmer, K., Oefner, P., Pereira, P. A. B., Krohn, K., Auvinen, P., Ranki, A. & Kluger, N., jan 2019, I : Endocrine Connections. 8, 1, s. 69-77 9 s.

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Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: a cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years postpartum

Hasan, S., Aho, V., Pereira, P., Paulin, L., Koivusalo, S. B., Auvinen, P. & Eriksson, J. G., jan 2018, I : Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 97, 1, s. 38-46 9 s.

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Isotretinoin and lymecycline treatments modify the skin microbiota in acne

Kelhala, H-L., Aho, V. T. E., Fyhrquist, N., Pereira, P. A. B., Kubin, M. E., Paulin, L., Palatsi, R., Auvinen, P., Tasanen, K. & Lauerma, A., jan 2018, I : Experimental Dermatology. 27, 1, s. 30-36 7 s.

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Bile microbiota in primary sclerosing cholangitis: Impact on disease progression and development of biliary dysplasia

Pereira, P., Aho, V., Arola, J., Boyd, S., Jokelainen, K., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P. & Farkkila, M., 10 aug 2017, I : PLoS One. 12, 8, 15 s., 0182924.

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Aktiviteter 2016 2019

  • 2 Arrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium
  • 1 Handledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling
  • 1 Handledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)

PhD Thesis co-supervisor

Pedro Pereira (Bihandledare)
2019

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Supervisor (MSc thesis)

Pedro Pereira (Handledare)
20182019

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)

24th United European Gastroenterology Week

Pedro Pereira (Talare: Presentation)
15 okt 201619 okt 2016

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME16)

Pedro Pereira (Poster presentation)
21 aug 201626 aug 2016

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium