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Principal Investigator: João Pedro de Magalhães

João Pedro de Magalhães

I graduated in Microbiology from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in my hometown of Porto, Portugal, in 1999. My first experience in a research environment was as an intern (1998-1999) in the UnIGENe research group at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Porto, where I worked on Machado-Joseph disease, a neurological disorder.

As a doctoral fellow, I pursued my dream of unravelling the mechanisms of ageing by joining the Ageing and Stress Group at the University of Namur in Belgium. With Olivier Toussaint as my advisor, my work from 1999 to 2004 spanned molecular mechanisms of cellular senescence and responses to oxidative stress, evolutionary models of ageing, and analyses of gene networks.

Fascinated by the genome and by the opportunities its sequencing opened, I then did a postdoc from 2004 to 2008 with genomics pioneer George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. Succinctly, we developed high-throughput approaches for studying ageing, including computational tools and databases, statistical models of mortality, methods for cell-based RNAi screens, and comparative genomics methods for investigating the evolution of longevity.

In 2008, I joined the University of Liverpool to develop my own group on genomic approaches to ageing. Our group was initially in the School of Biological Sciences (which later became the Institute of Integrative Biology), and is now in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease. We are world-leaders in employing genomics and bioinformatics to study ageing with pioneering work in sequencing and analyzing genomes from long-lived species. We have dozens of collaborators around world and collaborate with biotech companies and nonprofit organizations. I am also an affiliate Principal Investigator in the Neuroendocrinology and Aging Group at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Please browse this website for more information about our work.

You can find more about me in my personal website. Full list of publications in ResearcherID and Google Scholar.

Current Lab Members

Name Join date Position E-mail (# = @) Web
Dominic Bennett Oct 2015 PhD student
J Pedro de Magalhães Sep 2008 Reader URL
Aoife Doherty Sep 2013 Postdoc
Jacob Edogbanya Feb 2017 PhD student
Amber Emmett Sep 2016 Undergrad student
Emily Johnson Oct 2016 Database curator
Ines Lopes Oct 2016 Masters student (from U Lisbon)
Gianni Monaco Sep 2013 PhD student
Gerard Muntane Apr 2017 Visiting postdoc
Javier Ortega Sep 2016 Masters student
Rudolfs Petrovs Feb 2017 Undergrad student (from U Latvia)
Daniel Simionica Sep 2016 Undergrad student
Xiaolei Song Sep 2016 Undergrad student
Daniel Thornton Nov 2015 Web programmer
Ana Viegas Jan 2013 PhD student (from U Coimbra)
Jingwei Wang Jan 2013 PhD student
Jia Zheng Sep 2016 Undergrad student

Maglab in 2014


Name Dates Position Current affiliation E-mail (# = @) Web
Naki Adjirackor 2009-2010 Undergrad student JD Healthcare Group
Sameer Alam 2015-2016 Undergrad student U Liverpool
Dominic Alcock 2016 Graduate intern
Andreja Anzic 2015 Undergrad student (from U Ljubljana) U Ljubljana
Natali Araujo 2015 Summer student UNICAMP
Diogo Barardo 2014-2015 Masters student (from U Minho) PhD student, Yale-NUS C, Singapore
Sven Berres 2011 Undergrad student (from Bingen U) PhD student, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Olivia Butler 2015-2016 Undergrad student U Liverpool
Shaun Calvert 2012-2016 PhD student Eli Lilly
Viktoria Chatzipavli 2014-2015 Undergrad student
Conor Clafferty 2009 Summer student
Susan Clarke 2009-2010 Masters student (from U Exeter) U Exeter URL
Rui Cordeiro 2010-2015 Research assistant; Undergrad + Masters student (from U Aveiro) Szent István U
Thomas Craig 2009-2014 Web programmer GeneMill URL
Attila Csordas 2009-2010 Virtual intern EBI
Elizabeth Cummings 2013-2014 Undegrad student
João Curado 2007-2008 Undergrad student (from ESB) CRG, Barcelona
Amy Danson 2014 Summer student PhD student, Blizard Institute
Izabella de Lima 2016 Summer student UFMG
Eric de Sousa 2014-2015 Masters student (from U Lisbon) U Lisbon
Lisa Downey 2012-2013 Undergrad student
Luisa Drummond 2016 Summer student UNICAMP
James Dunn 2015-2016 Undergrad student U Liverpool
Christa Eekhuis 2011-2012 Masters student (from Utrecht U) Zadkine Techniek College Rotterdam
Maria Fernandes 2014-2015 Masters student (from U Lisbon) PhD student, U Luxembourg
Fabio Ferreira 2013-2014 Masters student (from U Minho) PhD student, GABBA
Susana Ferreira 2014-2015 Masters student (from U Lisbon) U Lisbon
Ana Fonseca 2009 Undergrad student (from ESB) IGC, Oeiras
Alex Freitas 2009-2010 Visiting scholar (U Kent) & Masters student Professor, U Kent URL
Emma Furphy 2013-2014 Undegrad student
Wendy Galvez 2014-2015 Masters student U Liverpool
Dale Gaskill 2012-2013 Masters student Recruitment Management Group
Pratul Ghosh 2010-2011 Virtual intern IISER-Kolkata
Tjasa Grum 2015 Undergrad student (from U Ljubljana) U Ljubljana
Patrick Guest 2010-2011 Undergrad student PhD student, St Andrews
Emily Hesketh 2009-2010 Undergrad student Postdoc, Sanger I
Andrew Holmes 2009-2014 PhD student U Bristol
Jordan Humphries 2011-2012 Undergrad student
Edward Hutchings 2015-2016 Undergrad student U Liverpool
Georges Janssens 2009 Masters student (from Utrecht U) Postdoc, Karolinska Institute
Kyriacos Karmiotis 2011-2012 Undergrad student
Stephane Kazmierczak 2014 Graduate intern
Michael Keane 2011-2014 PhD student Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
Gerald Keil 2012 & 2013 Summer student Masters student, U Newcastle
Holly Knight 2012-2013 Undergrad student
Kirthiga Kumar 2010-2011 Masters student
Yang Li 2008-2014 Virtual intern; Masters student (2009-2010) Postdoc, Stanford U URL
Chris Lofthouse 2014 Postdoc KPMG UK
Joana Lourenço 2010 Summer student REQUIMTE
André Macedo 2010-2012 Masters student (from U Lisbon) PhD student, CEDOC
Nurulfiza Mat Isa 2011-2012 Postdoc Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Alex Matsuda 2007-2008 Undergrad student (from ESB) Brigham & Women's H
Ashley Mckenna 2010-2011 Undergrad student
Ricardo Miragaia 2012 Graduate intern PhD student, MIT Portugal
Patrick Monteiro 2015 Summer student UFPA
Caolan O' Carroll 2009 Summer student
Venkatesh Patel 2011 Summer intern Genome International Corp
Francisco Pinho 2013 Graduate intern U Aveiro
Mario Pinto 2013 PhD student (from U Seville) U Seville
Pedro Pinto 2012-2013 Graduate intern U Aveiro
Michael Plank 2009-2010 Diploma student (from U Vienna) Postdoc, U Geneva
Sarah Power 2012-2013 Undergrad student
Ashish Rajput 2013 Virtual intern PhD student, U Gottingen
Joao Ribeiro 2013 Masters student (from U Minho)
Simon Richardson 2012-2013 Graduate intern
Joanne Rigby 2009-2010 Undergrad student
Kathryn Robert 2010-2011 Undergrad student
Neidy Rodrigues 2012 Masters student (from U Aveiro) PhD student, IMM, Lisbon
Shraddha Sankhe 2009-2010 Virtual intern U Leicester
Samim Sharifi 2015 Masters student (from U Amsterdam) PhD student, Leibniz I on Aging
A Sofia Silva 2010 Summer student Postdoc, U Aveiro
Henry Stanley 2011 Graduate intern Pivotal Software URL
Michael Stevens 2015-2016 Postdoc Postdoc, U Geneva
Mark Stevenson 2015 Web programmer MMK Digital
Soren Stirling 2009-2011 Undergrad student (from OU) Birkbeck C
Robi Tacutu 2011-2016 Postdoc PI, Institute of Biochemistry, Romania URL
Rute Teixeira 2010-2011 Masters student (from U Lisbon) PhD student, BioISI
Louise Thompson 2015 Wellcome PhD rotation student PhD student, U Liverpool
Harikrishnan Thoppil 2015 Summer student Masters student, KCL
Sipko van Dam 2009-2015 PhD student; Masters student (2009-2010) Postdoc, U Groningen
Chintan Vora 2009 Virtual intern Thermo Fisher
Imogen Webb 2014-2015 Undergrad student U Liverpool
Charlotte Whitehouse 2010-2011 Undergrad student Calor Gas
Pooi-Fong Wong 2014-2015 Visiting scholar (U Malaya) Assoc Professor, U Malaya URL
Shona Wood 2010-2013 Postdoc Postdoc, U Manchester URL
Daniel Wuttke 2009-2014 PhD student SENS RF
Chenhao Yang 2013 Summer student BSK BioPharma
Zaki Yunsi 2011-2012 Undergrad student
Jian Zhang 2011-2012 Undergrad student
Xiaoping Zhang 2016 Summer student St. Olaf College

Maglab in 2012