Background and activities
Daniel Machado joined NTNU in September 2020 as Associate Professor of Computational Biology.
- Bsc/Msc in Mathematics and Computer Science (2006, University of Minho, Portugal)
- PhD in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2012, MIT-Portugal Program)
Our research aims to unlock the potential of microbes to address multiple societal challenges. We use computational models to understand how microbes work together in their natural habitats. These so-called microbial communities are everywhere, with some playing an important role in the health of our bodies, and others in the health of our planet. We follow an interdisciplinary approach, combining computational models and biological data, which gives us the ability to design synthetic communities to apply in multiple biotechnological applications and create more sustainable industries.
For more details please visit our group's webpage: Machado lab
Projects / Collaborations
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Unlocking the genomic potential of aerobes and phototrophs for the production of nutritious and palatable microbial food without arable land or fossil fuels. Microbial Biotechnology.
- (2021) Metabolic cooperation and spatiotemporal niche partitioning in a kefir microbial community. Nature Microbiology. vol. 6.
- (2021) Polarization of microbial communities between competitive and cooperative metabolism. Nature Ecology and Evolution. vol. 5.
- (2021) Metabolic memory underlying minimal residual disease in breast cancer. Molecular Systems Biology. vol. 17.