My name is Dinis Barros, and I joined the van Leeuwen lab on june 2019 as a Ph.D. candidate.
I am a Finnish-Portuguese who grew up in Belgium (which apparently makes me Belgian to most people). I got my Bachelor degree in Life Sciences in the University of Lausanne, and finished my Master’s in bioinformatics in february 2019, also here in Lausanne. During my Master’s, I worked in prof. Vincent Dion’s lab to develop a high-throughput method to diagnose expanded repeat disorders using long-read sequencing.
During my Ph.D., I will work on genetic suppression interactions, which occur when the negative effects of a primary mutation can be cancelled out by a secondary mutation.
I am happy to join the CIG family, and look forward for the next years with all of you!