Ailton Pereira da Costa Filho

Ailton Pereira da Costa Filho

PhD student

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

Native to Brazil, Ailton worked with the in silico analysis of plant microRNAs in animal fluids during his undergraduate studies. Later, he worked at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in structural biology, where he assisted in the characterization of enzymes involved in the human inflammasome pathway. Most recently in his master’s degree, he elucidated the function of several GPCRs from Aspergillus fumigatus. Ailton’s PhD project is centered on understanding how fungal-bacterial interactions in the environment shape human pathogenicity in fungi.

Whether at work or outside, Ailton is a great company for a coffee and to talk about sitcoms.

Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Fungal pathogenesis
  • Host response during infection

Education

  • MS in Biochemistry, 2021

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • BS in Biotechnology, 2019

    Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil