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João Miguel Moreno is a grant research holder within the project “Structural and functional evolution of Cryptochrome/Photolyase Family in endemic Iberian fishes” (2015 - 2016), under the supervision of Prof Maria Manuela Coelho at Evolutionary Genetics group of cE3c.
His project aims to (i) characterize structurally and functionally Cryptochromes in four related species (Squalius carolitertii, S. pyrenaicus, S. torgalensis and S. aradensis); (ii) understand the mechanisms driving the molecular evolution in this gene family and predict how they provide adaptation of the mentioned species under a climate change scenario.
Jesus, T.F., Moreno, J.M., Repolho, T., Athanasiadis, A., Rosa, R., Almeida-Val, V.M.F. & Coelho, M.M. (2017) Protein analysis and gene expression indicate differential vulnerability of Iberian fish species under a climate change scenario.PLOS One, 12(7), e0181325. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0181325 (IF2016 2,806; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)