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Dr Jorge Goncalves


Jorge Goncalves

Principal Research Associate

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Control


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Research interests

Dr Goncalves' research interests include:

  • Systems biology: modelling, analysis, and control of biological systems like circadian rhythms and gene regulatory networks. Understanding molecular functionality.
  • Synthetic biology: systematic and efficient design of biochemical networks.
  • Complex systems: network inference, analysis and design.

Strategic themes


Modelling biochemical systems to understand biological design principles.


Dr Goncalves received his Licenciatura (5-year S.B.) degree from the University of Porto, Portugal, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. He then held two postdoctoral positions, first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for seven months, and from 2001 to 2004 at the California Institute of Technology with the Control and Dynamical Systems Division. Since 2004 he has been with the Information Engineering Division of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, where he is currently a Reader. Since 2005 he is also a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. From June to December 2010 and January to September 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Luxembourg and California Institute of Technology, respectively.