Beatriz Costa Gomes

Post Doctoral Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute

Bea is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute, working in the Data Science for Science and Humanities programme. However, the first contact with the Turing was as an Enrichment Student, starting in October 2019. She completed her PhD in Bioimage Analysis at the University of Manchester. She is the creator of the ALFRED software (Advanced Labelling, Fitting, Recognition and Enhancement of Data), a tool to analyse pathological mutations in neurons.

Before moving to the UK in 2016, Bea completed her integrated Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal, where she is originally from. She has always been interested in applying computational methods and solutions to further understand neurodegenerative diseases. Bea is passionate about bridging the gaps between computer science and biology.

In her free time, Bea bakes as a stress-relief and is a wannabe stand-up comedian. As a science communicator, Bea is one of the hosts of the Turing Podcast and is often speaking or moderating in public engagement activities.

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