Jorge Carneiro is a Principle Investigator at the Oeiras Associate Laboratory
and the leader of the Theoretical
Immunology Group at the Gulbenkian Institute of
Science. This group uses mathematical modelling to understand the development of the immune
system and its regulation, as well as lymphocyte signalling, differentiation
He has an interdisciplinary background, being experienced in laboratory
work and in biomathematics. He was originally trained in biochemistry and
immunology at the Department of Immunology of the ICBAS (Porto, Portugal). There
he participated in several projects in immunobiology of infection
and in autoimmunity. He was a Ph.D. student at Institut Pasteur of Paris
(France) where he prepared his thesis on mathematical modelling of the
immune system, under the supervision of John Stewart. He made a brief postdoc
in the Group of Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics of the University
of Utrecht (The Netherlands). In 1998 he became an independent researcher
at the Gulbenkian Institute, where he founded the Theoretical Immunology Group.
He joined the Oeiras Associate Laboratory in 2002.
He was the Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Immunology from 2004 to 2006.
He is the Deputy-Director of the PhD Programme in Computational Biology
and also of the FLAD Computational Biology Collaboratorium.