Qualifications and history
- 2006 PhD in Molecular Immunology, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, USA
- 2010 Special Fellow of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Harvard Medical School, USA
- 2013 Established lab at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK
- 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Dinis joined Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) as a group leader in 2013 after his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
His research aims to elucidate mechanisms by which healthy cells of the haematopoietic system become cancerous, with major focus on B lymphocytes. Using state of the art mouse genetics, he has generated bona fide mouse models of cancer, including diffuse large B cell lymphoma, and Burkitt lymphoma, and has identified in vivo subpopulations of B cells with high c-Myc expression, that may represent precursors of these diseases.