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I received a Ph.D. in Evolution from the University of Lisbon in 1993 and I am currently leading the Conservation Genetics and Management of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) Sub-group of the Evolutionary Genetics (EG) research group of cE3c. I am a retired professor of Cytogenetics and Ex-situ Animal Conservation at the University of Lisbon. After my retirement, I only have some specific educational collaborations in post-graduate master courses, and post-graduate training activities, including services to the community through the Applied Genetics Lab (DNA tests) at the University of Lisbon.
For many years I have been involved in studies of genetic and morphological characterization of equine native breeds, their breeding systems and its consequences on the populations evolving process.
I am a member of the management board of the Portuguese Society for Animal Genetic Resources (Sociedade Portuguesa de Recursos Genéticos Animais - SPREGA, http://www.sprega.com.pt/), Founder Member and Vice President of the ‘Associação Internacional de Criadores do Cavalo Ibérico de Tipo Primitivo – Sorraia’, the nominated Technical Secretary of the Sorraia Horse Studbook and a Research Partner on the Horse Genome Project.
Montserrat, P.G., Landi, V., Martínez Martínez, A., Gómez Carpio, M., Nogales Baena, S., Delgado Bermejo, J.V., Oom, M.M., Luis, C., Ouragh, L. & Vega-Pla, J.L. (2017) Genetic diversity of the semi-feral Marismeño horse breed assessed with microsatellites.Italian Journal of Animal Science, 16(1), 14-21. DOI:10.1080/1828051X.2016.1241132 (IF2016 0,818; Q3 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science)
Cortés, O., Dunner, S., Gama, L.T., Martínez, A.M., Delgado, J.V., Ginja, C., Jiménez, L.M., Jordana, J., Luis, C., Ooom, M.M., Sponenberg, D.P., Zaragoza, P., Consortium, B. & Vega-Pla, J.L. (2017) The legacy of Columbus in American horse populations assessed by microsatellite markers.Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 134(4), 340-350. DOI:10.1111/jbg.12255 (IF2016 1,877; Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science)
Gamboa, S., Quaresma, A., Castro, F., Bravo, P., Rebordão, M.R., Oom, M.M. & Rocha, A. (2017) In vivo fertilizing ability of stallion spermatozoa processed by single layer centrifugation with Androcoll-ETM.Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 24(7), 1489-1496. DOI:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.01.030 (IF2016 2,564; Q2 Biology)