Brazil Coordinator: Dr Emmanuel Dias-Neto

Dr. Dias-Neto got his Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Parasitology) degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil) in 1989, followed by a MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FIOCRUZ, Brazil) and a PhD in Biochemistry (UFMG). Following a postdoc at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, in São Paulo he became a lead at the genomics program at the Institute of Psychiatry of the Medical School of University of São Paulo (FMUSP). Since 2010 he has been the head of the Medical Genomics Laboratory, at the AC Camargo Cancer Center.

During his career, Dr Dias Neto has specialised in a range of different topics. These include the genetic diversity of Schistosomes and its snail hosts, the development of sequencing strategies for the Human Cancer Genome Project, understanding of neurological diseases and the role of EVs in cancer progression.

UK Coordinator: Dr Dave Carter

Dr Carter graduated with from York University with a BSc in Biochemistry and went on to do his PhD at Cambridge University under the supervision of Dr Peter Fraser. He then spent several years doing postdoctoral research at the Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University, before moving onto a lectureship at Cranfield University. In 2009 he took up his current position as a group leader at Oxford Brookes University. His work has spanned a number of different topics, including the study of higher order chromatin interactions, the role of long non-coding RNAs and miRNAs in erythroid development and cancer progression, and more recently the role of extracellular vesicles in cancer cells.

Brazil mentor:

Dr. Diana Nunes

Research Scientist, Laboratory of Genomics and Molecular Biology, AC Camargo Cancer Center.
Dr. Nunes is an expert in genomics, non-coding RNAs and extracellular vesicles.

UK mentor:

Dr Daniel Lambert

Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Sheffield University Dr Lambert as he has a long standing interest in the role of non-coding RNAs and extracellular vesicles in the tumour microenvironment. He is also investigating the interaction of pathogenic bacteria with the host human immune system and how non-coding RNAs and vesicles can regulate these interactions.