Anderson Brito

I started my PhD study at Imperial in October 2014, under the supervision of Dr. John Pinney, and co-supervised by Professor Michael Stumpf. I obtained a BSc degree in Biological Sciences from University of Brasília (2010), and a MSc degree in Microbiology from University of São Paulo (2013). My major research interests focus on Viral Molecular Evolution, from genomic to systems biology scales.
By invading host cells, viruses take advantage of the cellular molecular machinery to replicate themselves and generate new viral particles. The long-term goal of my PhD research is to broaden the understanding of the evolution of virus-host interactions, by means of computational and systems biology approaches.
I am funded by Science without Borders, a scholarship programme managed by the Brazilian federal government (CAPES, Ministry of Education).

Besides my PhD studies, I’m also involved in non-research activities. Since 2016 I’m part of the Student Working Group of the Imperial College Brazil Forum, a community integrating Brazilian researchers, students and alumni from Imperial. In 2016-2017 I was the Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Students Researchers in the United Kingdom (ABEP-UK), and at Imperial I was the Vice-President of the Latin American Society (Lat-Imperial).

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Previous publications, talks, and participation in events:

Mar 20, 2018: TheoSysBio at MASAMB 2018, St Andrews, Scotland
Aug 17, 2017: New Paper: Protein–Protein Interactions in Virus–Host Systems
Jun 10, 2017: Anderson’s talk at the IX Annual ABEP-UK Conference at Imperial
Feb 9, 2017: Anderson Brito takes part on an outreach activity in South East London
Nov 18, 2016: Anderson Brito presents at 12th International Conference of the Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Oct 28, 2016: Anderson Brito speaks at XV Biology Week of the University of Brasília
May 14, 2016: Anderson speaks about virus-host interactions
Jul 6, 2016: Anderson presents his work at EMBO meeting
Jan 21, 2016: The Pangenome of the Anticarsia gemmatalis Multiple Nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV)


Brito AF; Melo, FL; Ardisson-Araújo DMP; Sihler W; Souza ML; Ribeiro BM. Genome-wide diversity in temporal and regional populations of the betabaculovirus Erinnyis ello granulovirus (ErelGV). bioRxiv Preprint 2018.

Brito AF and Pinney JW. Protein–Protein Interactions in Virus–Host Systems. Frontier in Microbiology 2017. 8:1557. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01557

Brito AF, Braconi CT, Weidmann M, Dilcher M, Alves JM, Gruber A, de Andrade Zanotto PM. The pangenome of the Anticarsia gemmatalis multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV). Genome biology and evolution. 2016 Jan 1;8(1):94-108.

Villabona-Arenas CJ, Brito AF, de Andrade Zanotto PM. Genomic mosaicism in two strains of dengue virus type 3. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 2013 Aug 31;18:202-12.

Oliveira JV, Brito AF, Braconi CT, de Melo Freire CC, Iamarino A, de Andrade Zanotto PM. Modularity and evolutionary constraints in a baculovirus gene regulatory network. BMC systems biology. 2013 Sep 4;7(1):87.