6 December 2019 - Guilherme Costa Baião


Guilherme Costa Baião

How does your research contribute to a better world?

"New technologies are creating more and more opportunities for the study of biology. Large scale DNA sequencing and precise detection of biomolecules give us an amount of information about living organisms, which was unimaginable just a few years ago. But, how can we analyze and make sense of so much data? That is where bioinformatics comes in, bringing computer tools to answer biological questions. 

In my work, I use bioinformatics to investigate how microorganisms and animals interact with each other on a molecular level. Doing that, I hope to learn more about how microbes can influence the life and evolution of other creatures, including humans. In future projects, the same methods can be applied to a wide range of biological questions, possibly leading to the development of medical and biotechnological solutions."

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