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Rui's role is to raise awareness of metabolomics and chemometrics at the national level, and provide chemometrics data analysis support and education. He is also be involved in the chemometrics pipeline development for metabolomics data and in the preparation of a database for its storage and retrieval. He works at the Chemistry department (KBC) of Umeå University, embedded with the Computational Life Science Cluster (CLiC) and the newly created Umeå metabolomics core.
Rui has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, focused on chemometrics and spectroscopic methods, from AgroParisTech (Prof. Douglas N. Rutledge) and University of Aveiro (Dr. António S. Barros). He has worked on the application of chemometrics methods to metabolomics data during both postdocs with Johan Trygg at Umeå University and Thomas Moritz at SLU-Umeå. The main focus of this work has been the analysis of data from different platforms for functional genomics and characterization of plants; studies related to the diagnosis of type I Diabetes; and the role of oxylipins in inflammatory disease. He has been teaching Chemometrics in MSc programs (Design of Experiments, univariate and multivariate analysis) and Matlab in PhD programs.