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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.
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, Online early, . 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, Online early, . DOI:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.01.030 (IF2016 2,564; Q2 Biology)
Matoso, R.S., Adega, F., Kjöllerström, H.J., Labuschagne, K., Kotze, A., Fernandes, C., Chaves, R. & Oom, M.M. (2016) Classical and molecular cytogenetics of the panther genet Genetta maculata (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae).Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 149(4), 274-281. DOI:10.1159/000450627 (IF2016 1,354; Q4 Cell Biology)