• Breast cancer cells (programmed cell death)
    Annie Cavanagh / Wellcome Images
  • From temporal expression
    to regulatory mechanisms.
    Joana Gonçalves

Computational Biomedicine

Delft University of Technology

Hiring!

  • PhD candidate or Postdoc position on multimodal machine learning for molecular maps of human tissue. International team BIOMIC within the HuBMAP consortium (funded by NIH), in collaboration with the Spraggins lab at Vanderbilt University and the Van de Plas lab at TU Delft. Details and application here. Deadline: 06/10/2021.

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities

Are you an ambitious researcher with a PhD in computer science (or related)? Would you like to pursue original ideas in our lab?
Please check the eligibility requirements and get in touch:

Research interests

  • Computer Science: algorithmics, pattern recognition, and machine learning.
  • Molecular Biology: gene regulation and DNA damage and repair.
  • Biomedicine: characterization of disruptions in complex disease, discovery of therapeutic targets.

Embedding

  • TU Delft European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems
  • TU Delft Bioengineering Institute (website)
  • TU Delft AI Initiative (website)

Funding

  • Convergence for Health and Technology (website)
  • INSY / TU Delft

Short Bio

In Aug 2017, I started as an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft). My lab will focus on computational approaches to understand gene regulation and DNA repair, uncover disruptions involved in complex disease (especially cancer), and predict novel targets for therapy. Between 2014 and 2017 I was a postdoc in computational cancer biology with Lodewyk Wessels at the TU Delft and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). Prior to that I was a Marie Curie/ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in algorithmic computational biology with Gunnar Klau at the Netherlands Research Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI). I did a PhD in computer science with Sara Madeira at the Technical University of Lisbon (IST and INESC-ID), during which I also spent just over a year in the lab of Yves Moreau at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Education

2013

PhD

in Computer Science
Tecnical University of Lisbon

2007

Diploma (5-year)

in Computer Science
University of Beira Interior

Positions

2017-present

Assistant Professor

Delft University of Technology
2017-2020

Guest Researcher

Netherlands Cancer Institute (NL)
2014-2017

Postdoctoral Researcher

Delft University of Technology
Netherlands Cancer Institute (NL)
2013-2014

Marie Curie/ERCIM Fellow

Centre for Math & Informatics (NL)
2012-2012

Research Assistant

Imperial College London (UK)
2009-2010

Visiting Scholar

University of Leuven (BE)
2007-2012

Doctoral Researcher

Technical University of Lisbon and INESC-ID (PT)