Christian earned his PhD in 2011, with the thesis “Roles played by Hfq-like RNA chaperones and sRNAs on the virulence of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria”, in Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
Since 2012, he has worked as a post-doctoral fellow, first with a project entitled “Virulence-related sRNAs of B. cenocepacia: Identification, functional analysis and exploitation as novel drug targets”. Christian G. Ramos has been invited to teach at the winter school of the EuSysBio MSc program, in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions, as well as at the Microbiology (2013/14) and Genetic Engineering (2014/2015) courses offered at the Bioengineering department of IST. He has also been the co-adviser of 2 MSc students, 3 under-graduate students, and has been involved in the mentoring of 2 PhD students. In 2015, for the second 3-year period of post-doc, CGR took a 3-year position in the Gene Expression and Regulation Lab at BioISI, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, in a new project, “Roles of regulatory small ncRNAs in the Modulation of HIV replication and latency”. CGR was appointed in 2015 invited Assistant Professor at FCUL, teaching Molecular Biology at the Health Sciences degree of the University of Lisbon.
Christian recently joined the Carmo-Fonseca Lab at IMM to work in an project focused on lysosome biology, and genetic variants associated with Gaucher disease progression. Current work envisages the characterization of the roles of non-coding RNAs in splicing and/or transcriptional regulation.