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 molecular interactions, by means of computational and systems biology approaches. swb-capes

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. Currently I’m the Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom (ABEP-UK), and at Imperial I’m the Vice-President (2016/17 term) of the Latin American Society (Lat-Imperial).

 
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PUBLICATIONS

2016
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.

2013
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.