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I received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2001 and I am currently working in the Evolutionary Biology group, Natural History and Systematics subgroup of cE3c. I am invited professor of Cell Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. My research focuses on Plant Evolutionary Biology, Biological Conservation, Conservation Genetics, Phylogeny and DNA barcode.
For many years I have been involved in research dealing with hybridization and patterns of speciation in sexually deceptive orchids –Ophrys spp. Recently I established the start of a Plant DNA bank at the National Museum of Natural History and Science.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives:
How plant hybridization contributes to evolution/speciation?
How genetic diversity relates with plant invasiveness?
Which are the DNA barcode regions to particular groups of plants?
Serrano, H.C., Cotrim, H., Pinto, M.J., Martins-Loução, M.A., Branquinho, C. (2017) Metal hyperaccumulation patterns within Plantago phylogeny (Plantaginaceae).Plant and Soil, 411(1), 227-241. DOI:10.1007/s11104-016-3024-9 (IF2016 3,052; Q1 Agronomy)
Cotrim, H., Monteiro, F., Sousa, E., Pinto, M.J. & Fay, M. F. (2016) Marked hybridization and introgression in Ophrys sect. Pseudophrys in the western Iberian Peninsula.American Journal of Botany, 103(4), 677-691. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1500252 (IF2016 3,050; Q1 Plant Sciences)