Alberto M. R. Dávila

Senior researcher, Lab of Computational and Systems Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ Brazil

"My expertise in bioinformatics for parasites genomes affecting human health may be interesting, especially because we have developed a Galaxy-based systems for a cloud computing environment that has been received by our colleagues and collaborators, then discussing these developments with other colleagues and potential new collaborators at CloudScape sounds really interesting"



Alberto got an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (1997) and DSc in Cell and Molecular Biology by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (2002). He was one of the first to use and promote internet conferences on trypanosomatids, and to join the "Open Access" initiative by creating an indexed electronic journal. He is currently a senior researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ. He has experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: (i) bioinformatics and computational biology of protozoa, (ii) molecular characterization of protozoa, (iii) computational aspects of systems biology, and (v) bioprospecting and metagenomics. Brought together different research groups in Bioinformatics in Rio de Janeiro forming the BiowebDB consortium, and led the design and implementation of the graduate program on Computational and Systems Biology, where acted as the first chairman for the period 2008-2010. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (AB3C) in the period 2009-2010.