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Pedro Fernandes

Senior Staff Member - GTPB Training Programme
Oeiras, PT

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Senior Staff Member - GTPB Training Programme Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) 2012 - Present
Founding Member - PathProt

International Discussion Forum on Pathway Analysis in Proteomics

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2008 - Present
Coordinator, Centro Portugues de Bioinformática - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

hermes is the High Performance Computing Centre that supports the Centro Português de Bioinformática, also the Portuguese node of EMBnet

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2005 - Present
Chair, Education and Training Committee - EMBnet

The Publicity and Public Relations Committee takes care of the public image of EMBnet, a worldwide organization that aggregates Bioinformatics communities of users and developers.
EMBnet related people are joining a Linkedin Group with the same name.

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May 1999 - Present
Coordinator, GTPB Bioinformatics Training Programme - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

GTPB runs at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência on a yearly basis since 1999. More than 1500 course attendees in 10 years

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Jan 1999 - Present
Portuguese Node Manager - EMBnet

EMBnet was formed in 1988 and is registered in the Netherlands as a public foundation (Stichting). Originally embodied as a European collaboration, it has expanded globally during the last twenty years, with representatives also from Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

EMBnet’s mission is to provide education and training in bioinformatics, to exploit network infrastructures to investigate, develop and deploy public domain software, to assist biotechnology- and bioinformatics-related research, bridging between commercial and academic sectors, promoting global cooperation through its community networks.
In 2011, EMBnet had 33 nodes spread over 30 countries. The Nodes include bioinformatics related university departments, research institutes and national service providers. The main task of most EMBnet Nodes is to provide their national scientific community with access to bioinformatics databases, specialised software and sufficient computing resources. National nodes also collaborate to develop good practice, to develop and share capabilities and software with local communities. Nodes also offer a variety of services, including the provision of advice, training and workshops in bioinformatics, according to local capacity and needs.

As global bioinformatics network, EMBnet shares common interests and works closely with other international networks and scientific societies, including the ISCB, APBioNet, SoIBio, ASBCB, BTN; in addition, it provides links and support to many smaller collaborative and thematic networks.

In April 2011, EMBnet and ISCB enthusiastically embraced the idea of a formal collaboration that will ensure EMBnet training courses are incorporated into ISCB meetings whenever possible, particularly those in developing regions (ISCB and EMBnet to collaborate on bioinformatics education and training: press release, EMBnet.journal, vol 17(1), 6).

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Jun 1992 - Present
Staff Member - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

He graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at IST (U.T. Lisboa). He worked in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics and Physiology and moved to Bioinformatics in 1990. He established the first user community in Portugal around the national service provided by the portuguese node of the EMBnet. In 1998 he created the Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics, providing user skills to more then 950 course attendees throughout its nine years of existance. In 2002 he designed a Masters Programme in Bioinformatics in cooperation with Mario Silva from the university of Lisboa. In 2006 he launched a new service based on a High Performance Computing platform. He teaches Bioinformatics both in graduate and undergraduate programmes.

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Jan 1974 - Present
Degree - University  
BSc (5yr), Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering - Instituto Superior Técnico 1973 - 1978
Publication Info
Training experimental biologists in bioinformatics. Fernandes P, Jain P, Moita C Adv Bioinformatics. 2012:672749. doi: 10.1155/2012/672749. January 31, 2012. View on PubMed.
The GTPB training programme in Portugal. Fernandes PL Brief Bioinform. 11(6):626-34. doi: 10.1093/bib/bbq063. October 21, 2010. View on PubMed.
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