Dr Antonio Marinho da Silva Neto

Senior Bioinformatician

I am a Senior Bioinformatician for the Genomic Surveillance Unit of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and my main responsibilities include the development and automation of the genomic data processing/analysis pipelines.

My Background

My primary focus lies in using mathematical and computational tools to devise innovative approaches for addressing challenges in biotechnology and biomedicine. Throughout my career, I have predominantly worked on projects associated with structural biology, encompassing both wet-lab experiments, such as protein crystallography and X-ray diffraction structure determination, and computational and theoretical protein structural analysis, where I have explored and developed novel mathematical representations of protein structures. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a surge in demand for bioinformaticians who could handle genomic data, which led me to shift my attention to genomic surveillance. Since then, I have been actively involved in creating and refining genomic data processing and analysis pipelines, which constitute a significant part of my current work.

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