Hello! My name is Erick. I am fascinated by a lot of stuff and I love this job.
My main interest is in Mathematical Modelling of pretty much anything. There are way too many interesting systems in the world and putting them in mathematical terms makes for interesting and useful results. In the last couple of years, I have worked with Evolutionary Game Theory, Innovation Theory, a bit of modelling for Sports Science, and a lot of Biophysics.
My PhD was centered around the FtsZ protein and its effects on membrane remodelling in bacteria. It was mostly theoretical, relating the assembly of cross-linked fibers and possible generation of a constrictive force. We have interesting results on my thesis that are about to be submitted as papers.
From October/14 to March/15, I worked at the Erickson Lab at Duke University, doing almost exclusively experimental work. We aimed to shed some light into the relationship between FtsZ assembly and constriction by studying specific mutants.
I was the recipient of a short Early Career Fellowship as part of the INTEGRATE AMR Initiative, working with Prof. Rudo Roemer on modelling rigidity in bacterial proteins and 3D visualisation thereof from April to August 2017.
September 2017 - present:
- Research Fellow, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Warwick
- Early Career Fellowship, INTEGRATE AMR Initiative, University of Warwick
'Developing a 21st century alternative to penicilin: a one-drug-dual-target strategy'
Supervisor: Prof. Rudo Roemer
2013 - 2017:
- PhD, Analytical Science, MOAC DTC, University of Warwick
'Bacterial inner membrane remodelling by force generation of FtsZ fibres'
Supervisors: Prof. Matthew Turner, Dr. Corinne Smith
2011 - 2013:
- MSc, Erasmus Mundus Master in Complex Systems Science, École Polytechnique (France) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Mini Projects: 'Endogenization of Network Topology in Metamimetic Games', 'A Multiple-landscape Model on Innovation'
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2004 - 2009:
- B.Sc., Telecommunications Engineering, Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
Final Project: 'Modeling Magnetic Resonance Clinical Reports of the Lumbar Spine using OpenEHR Archetypes'
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