Dr. Maria Pires Pacheco studied at the University of Luxembourg, from which she recently graduated (2016). She is currently a post-doc in the Systems Biology group of Professor Thomas Sauter at the University of Luxembourg in the Life Sciences Research Unit.
Her research aims at the development of algorithms for the generation of context-specific metabolic networks. She published FASTCORE as second author as well as its extensions, FASTCORMICS, as first author/shared co-author. Currently she is further developing and refining these algorithms by the inclusion of machine learning approaches.