Posted on: May 16, 2016
From July 1st 2016, Pedro Mendes will become a full-time faculty member at the UConn Health's Center for Quantitative Medicine. Pedro has been part-time (50%) at UConn since January 2014, sharing time with the University of Manchester and travelling frequently between both institutions on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Now the group will be located exclusively in the USA in Farmington, Connecticut.
At UConn Health the Mendes group will be putting a larger emphasis on human health, particularly on iron metabolism. The group will, of course, continue to develop COPASI together with our collaborators in Heidelberg and Virginia Tech. CQM is a Center to promote quantitative research in medicine, covering a wide range of problems, from systems biology to biomedical informatics. One of its main aims is to integrate human data with systems biology models, working towards personalized medicine.
The last 9 years at The University of Manchester were extremelly rewarding. The School of Computer Science is one of the UK's leading computer science departments, with an incredible long history in computing (since 1946). At the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB), we developed new methodologies and helped make systems biology mainstream. Several new PhDs graduated from our group, and we worked with colleagues across the UK and Europe in many research projects. The group was located at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology (MIB), a unique interdisciplinary institute, where we constantly interact with scientists from a wide range of science and engineering disciplines.
We leave Manchester with many fond memories!
We start another chapter in Connecticut with many exciting plans!