Ana Santos-Pereira

  • Pathogens genetic diversity
  • Syndemics
  • Interactomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • PPI
  • infection and protein-protein interaction networks

Ana Santos-Pereira was born in Braga, in 1991, having completed her graduation in Applied Biology and Master’s degree in Molecular Genetics in the same city, at the University of Minho. She recently obtained her PhD in Ageing and Chronic Diseases, also at the University of Minho, which mainly focused on studying the evolution, genetic diversity, and drug resistance mutations of HIV-1 resorting to bioinformatic tools. Currently, Ana continues to investigate the mechanisms of infection and epidemic evolution of HIV-1 and other pathogens, aiming at having a positive impact in society in any way possible with her work.

Scientific Highlights

– Ana’s PhD research resulted in two publications in international magazines (
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– Ana also had an active role on spreading these findings in the Portuguese and Brazilian media, including radio, magazines, and television (for example:
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– Ana had opportunity to present her work in different Brazilian Universities ( ) in order to establish new collaborations, and in the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de DST, VIII Congresso Brasileiro de AIDS e III Congresso Latino Americano IST/HIV/AIDS has a co-author of two publications
– Ana participated in several national and international congresses, incluing in the XXV Congreso Latinoamericano de Microbiología, Paraguai, as Invited Speaker.
– Ana’s work was recognized by the Jury of her PhD defense, through the attribution of the highest classification available at the University of Minho.