Pedro Pereira

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Description of research and teaching

I'm a postdoctoral researcher working at the DNA Sequencing and Genomics Lab of the Institute of Biotechnology.

My main research focus has been on the human microbiome in health & disease. My PhD thesis was about the human microbiome in Parkinson's Disease and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, but I've been (and still am) involved in several other biomedical projects as well. I've worked with the skin, oral, nasal, gut, and bile microbiomes in the context of various diseases and conditions. An entire project pipeline, from DNA isolation, DNA 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 beginning to end.

My main interests are to further develop my expertise in a) shotgun metagenomics, b) multilevel modelling in a bayesian framework, c) machine learning and data mining. Topics of personal interest are the human microbiome in health & disease, infectious disease epidemiology, and environmental microbiology (including geomicrobiology and microbial biogeochemistry).

Education information

Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Helsinki, 2017

M.Sc. in Geology, University of Lisbon, 2005

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Latest publications

  1. More than constipation - bowel symptoms in Parkinson's disease and their connection to gut microbiota

    Mertsalmi, T. H., Aho, V. T. E., Pereira, P. A. B., Paulin, L., Pekkonen, E., Auvinen, P. & Scheperjans, F. Nov 2017 In : European Journal of Neurology. 24, 11, p. 1375-1383 9 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Loss of cutaneous microbial diversity during first 3 weeks of life in very low birthweight infants

    Salava, A., Aho, V., Lybeck, E., Pereira, P., Paulin, L., Nupponen, I., Ranki, A., Auvinen, P., Andersson, S. & Lauerma, A. Oct 2017 In : Experimental Dermatology. 26, 10, p. 861-867 7 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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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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