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Ana M. B. Amorim, MSc, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Coimbra. She is currently a PhD student at the same university and works as a machine learning specialist at PURR.AI, committed to advancing drug development through innovative artificial intelligence techniques.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Ana Miguel Batista Amorim

Citation names

  • Amorim, AMB

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
EF1B-FC47-DB4C
ORCID iD
0009-0008-2595-6662

Email addresses

  • anamiguelamorim1199@gmail.com (Personal)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biochemistry
  • Exact Sciences - Computer and Information Sciences - Bioinformatics

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2023/10 - 2027
Ongoing
Doctoral Program in Biosciences (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2021/09 - 2023/09
Concluded
Master's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (Mestrado)
Major in Neurobiology
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"A Bioinformatics Approach for Drug Discovery Process" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
18
2017/09 - 2021/07
Concluded
Bachelor in Biology (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
18
Affiliation

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2024/02/19 - Current Machine Learning Specialist PURR.AI, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Journal article
  1. Ana M. B. Amorim; Luiz F. Piochi; Ana T. Gaspar; António J. Preto; Nícia Rosário-Ferreira; Irina S. Moreira. "Advancing Drug Safety in Drug Development: Bridging Computational Predictions for Enhanced Toxicity Prediction". Chemical Research in Toxicology (2024): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.3c00352.
    10.1021/acs.chemrestox.3c00352
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2024/02 - Current Machine Learning for Compound Toxicity Prediction: Investigating the use of neural networks for the prediction of compound toxicity
Supervisor
Biochemistry (Degree)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2024/02 - Current Machine Learning for Compound Toxicity Prediction: Exploring the application of random forest algorithms for predicting the toxicity of chemical compounds
Supervisor
Biochemistry (Degree)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2024/04 - Current Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter Tuning, Regularization and Optimization (23 hours)
2024/02 - 2024/02 Advanced Course Principles and Practices in Drug Development
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Portugal
2024/02 - 2024/02 Unsupervised Learning, Recommenders, Reinforcement Learning Course (27 hours)
2024/02 - 2024/02 Neural Networks and Deep Learning Course (24 hours)
2024/02 - 2024/02 Advanced Learning Algorithms Course (34 hours)
2024/01 - 2024/01 Advanced Course Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (19 out of 20)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Portugal
2023/12/18 - 2023/12/18 Poster Communication: ''Drug Toxicity Prediction using Artificial Inteligence'' 3D-BIOINFO-PT Annual Meeting
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2023/12 - 2023/12 ''Protein-ligand docking and library preparation for virtual screening'' Intermediate Workshops
Workshop
3D-BIOINFO-PT
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2023/12 - 2023/12 ''Machine learning demystified'' Intermediate Workshop
Workshop
3D-BIOINFO-PT
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2023/11 - 2023/11 Science communication for more than 150 people at TUMO and Quinta das Flores School in Coimbra National Day of Scientific Culture at Tumo and Quinta das Flores School in Coimbra
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Portugal
2023/11 - 2023/11 Advanced Course Connecting Researchers with the Society and Industry
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Portugal
2023 - 2023 Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Classification Course (33 hours)
2022/10 - 2022/10 The Data Scientist's Toolbox Course (18 hours)
2022 - 2022 R Programming Course (57 hours)
2022 - 2022 Reproducible Research Course (7 hours)
2022 - 2022 Getting and Cleaning Data Course Course (19 hours)
2022 - 2022 Exploratory Data Analysis Course (54 hours)
2021/01 - 2021/01 Excel Level II Workshop
Workshop
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2021/01 - 2021/01 XXIII National Meeting of Biology Students (ENEB)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/12 - 2020/12 Excel Level I Workshop
Workshop
2019/11 - 2019/11 18th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND FORENSIC SCIENCES
Congress
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Advanced Course Forensic Psychology IEC - Instituto de Educação e Cidadania
Distinctions

Award

2023 Merit Board for top the 5% students 2019-2020
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2023 Merit Board for top the 5% students 2020/2021
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019 Top 3% of Students Award 2017/2018
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017 Secondary School Academic Merit Award
2014 XIX Award Professor Doutor Rodrigues Lapa