Vinicius Maracaja

Phd, CTO

Dr. Maracaja-Coutinho received his BSc in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil (2006) and his PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Sao Paulo (2013). He is an Assistant Professor of the University of Chile (UCH) (since 2018), Associate Researcher of the Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases – ACCDiS (since 2018), founder of the startup company Beagle Bioinformatics (since 2012), Permanent Faculty of the PhD Program in Bioinformatics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (since 2018), the Director of the Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology  from the University of Chile (since 2019), and the current President of the Chilean  Bioinformatics Society – SCB (since 2021). Dr. Maracaja-Coutinho  was a Visiting Researcher at the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil) and at the Gurdon Institute from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); and  was a consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency, from the United Nations. His research is focused in data-driven genomics, involving: (i) computational systems biology; (ii) RNA bioinformatics; (iii) comparative genomics; (iv) epitranscriptomics of diseases; (v) single-cell transcriptomics; and (vi) development of computational tools/databases for genomic data analysis.

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