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Mr Carlos Rodrigues

BSc, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros | MSc, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Carlos Rodrigues is a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne and in the Structural Biology and Bioinformatics laboratory at the Baker Institute. He also holds a master’s degree in structure bioinformatics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in which he implemented and validated a novel machine learning model for predicting missense activating mutations in protein kinases based on sequence and structural data, aiming for a better understanding of the role of these mutations in diseases and to guide the development of improved and more personalised treatment strategies.

Carlos’ current research focus is on conducting a systematic analysis of physicochemical and geometrical nature of protein-protein interfaces, including the development of new computational methods to gain a better understanding of how protein-protein interactions are disrupted in disease and can be modulated.

Achievements

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (2017–2021)
  • FAPEMIG Scholarship (2016–2015)

Awards

  • Poster award at 44th Lorne Protein Conference (2019)

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