Pedro Pereira

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Description of research and teaching

I'm a PhD student at the University of Helsinki working at the DNA Sequencing and Genomics Lab of the Institute of Biotechnology. My background is in Environmental Geology, and when possible I like to approach research from a multidisciplinary perspective.

My research focus is on the human microbiome in health & disease. I have experience with both the 454 Life Sciences and the Illumina MiSeq sequencing platforms. An entire project pipeline, from DNA isolation, library creation, and DNA sequencing to bioinformatic processing of the raw sequence data and statistical analysis is completely done in-house at our lab, allowing us to fully control the project pipeline from begining to end.

Most of the different projects I'm involved with consist on high-throughput 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. After DNA sequencing, I use bioinformatic pipelines to process the raw sequence data, and finally I perform statistical analysis using the R statistical programming language. My PhD project is about the human microbiome in Parkinson's Disease and in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, but I'm involved in several other biomedical projects as well. My main interest is in statistical modelling (mainly generalised linear models) and methods for analysis of high-throughput data and data mining.

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Further information on the affiliationDoctoral Programme in Integrative Life Science (ILS)

Latest publications

  1. Skin Microbiome in Small- and Large-plaque Parapsoriasis

    Salava, A., Pereira, P., Aho, V., Vakeva, L., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P., Ranki, A. & Lauerma, A. Jun 2017 In : Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 97, 6, p. 685-691 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Oral and nasal microbiota in Parkinson's disease

    Pereira, P. A. B., Aho, V. T. E., Paulin, L., Pekkonen, E., Auvinen, P. & Scheperjans, F. May 2017 In : Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 38, p. 61-67 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. 24th United European Gastroenterology Week

    Pereira, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    15 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME16)

    Pereira, P. (Poster Presentation)
    21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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