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Hire Dr. Joana V.
United Kingdom
USD 70 /hr

Bioinformatics & data analysis | Expert in R & Linux | Science writing | Tutor | Genomics & molecular biology expert.

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Clinical Trial Documentation, Technical Writing, Copywriting, Newswriting
Research Market Research, Feasibility Study, Fact Checking, Gap Analysis, Gray Literature Search, Systematic Literature Review, Secondary Data Collection
Consulting Scientific and Technical Consulting
Data & AI Statistical Analysis, Data Visualization, Big Data Analytics, Data Processing, Data Insights
Product Development Formulation, Product Evaluation
Work Experience

Senior Bioinformatician

Biotec company

November 2021 - Present

Research Fellow (Independent Fellowship)

University of Birmingham

January 2021 - Present

Associate Research Fellow

University of Exeter

2016 - Present

Laboratory volunteer/ Section Lead

Lighthouse Laboratory Milton Keynes - COVID19 testing

March 2020 - May 2020

Research Fellow (Independent Fellowship)

University of Exeter

August 2016 - December 2019

Secondee in Mathematical Modelling

University of Exeter

August 2017 - December 2017


PhD Medical Studies (Medical School)

University of Exeter

2013 - 2016

MSc Neuroscience (Institute of Psychiatry)

King's College London

2011 - 2012

BSc Cell and Molecular Biology

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

2008 - 2011

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Viana, Joana and Hannon, Eilis and Dempster, Emma and Pidsley, Ruth and Macdonald, Ruby and Knox, Olivia and Spiers, Helen and Troakes, Claire and Al-Saraj, Safa and Turecki, Gustavo and Schalkwyk, Leonard C. and Mill, Jonathan(2017). Schizophrenia-associated methylomic variation: molecular signatures of disease and polygenic risk burden across multiple brain regions . Human Molecular Genetics. 26. (1). p. 210-225.
Viana, Joana, Hannon, Eilis, Spiers, Helen, Pidsley, Ruth, Burrage, Joe, Murphy, Therese M., Troakes, Claire, Turecki, Gustavo, O'Donovan, Michael C., Schalkwyk, Leonard C., et al.(2016). Methylation QTLs in the developing brain and their enrichment in schizophrenia risk loci . Nature Neuroscience. 19. (1). p. 48-+.
Laing, L. V., Viana, J., Dempster, E. L., Trznadel, M., Trunkfield, L. A., Uren Webster, T. M., van Aerle, R., Paull, G. C., Wilson, R. J., Mill, J., et al.(2016). Bisphenol A causes reproductive toxicity, decreases dnmt1 transcription, and reduces global DNA methylation in breeding zebrafish (Danio rerio) . Epigenetics. p. 1-13.
Kumsta, R, Marzi, S J, Viana, J, Dempster, E L, Crawford, B, Rutter, M, Mill, J, Sonuga-Barke, E J S(2016). Severe psychosocial deprivation in early childhood is associated with increased DNA methylation across a region spanning the transcription start site of CYP2E1 . Translational psychiatry. 6. (6). p. e830.
Viana, Joana, Fisher, Helen L., Murphy, Therese M., Arseneault, Louise, Caspi, Avshalom, Moffitt, Terrie E., Hannon, Eilis, Pidsley, Ruth, Burrage, Joe, Dempster, Emma L., et al.(2015). Methylomic analysis of monozygotic twins discordant for childhood psychotic symptoms . Epigenetics. 10. (11). p. 1014-1023.
Viana, Joana, Pidsley, Ruth, Hannon, Eilis, Spiers, Helen, Troakes, Claire, Al-Saraj, Safa, Mechawar, Naguib, Turecki, Gustavo, Schalkwyk, Leonard C., Bray, Nicholas J., et al.(2014). Methylomic profiling of human brain tissue supports a neurodevelopmental origin for schizophrenia . Genome Biology. 15. (10).
Viana, Joana, Pidsley, Ruth, Troakes, Claire, Spiers, Helen, Wong, Chloe C. Y., Al-Sarraj, Safa, Craig, Ian, Schalkwyk, Leonard, Mill, Jonathan(2014). Epigenomic and transcriptomic signatures of a Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) karyotype in the brain . Epigenetics. 9. (4). p. 587-599.
Viana, Joana, Dempster, Emma, Pidsley, Ruth, Mill, Jonathan(2013). Epigenetic Studies of Schizophrenia: Progress, Predicaments, and Promises for the Future . Schizophrenia Bulletin. 39. (1). p. 11-16.
Viana, Joana, Pidsley, Ruth, Fernandes, Cathy, Paya-Cano, Jose L., Liu, Lin, Smith, Rebecca G., Schalkwyk, Leonard C., Mill, Jonathan(2012). DNA methylation at the Igf2/H19 imprinting control region is associated with cerebellum mass in outbred mice . Molecular brain. 5. p. 42.