Andre is a pharmacist and a PhD in Biochemistry, degrees conferred by the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). He has experience in the design and engineering of phage display libraries, and also on software development for the analysis of large datasets generated by next-generation sequencing. His main research focus was always protein-protein interactions, having worked and authored papers related to the subject in the fields of computational chemistry, neglected diseases and cancer. He was awarded three fellowships from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation during his scientific training. Andre was a founder and served as president of the non-profit pharmaceutical consulting company of the Pharmacy School of the University of Sao Paulo.