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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.
Adega, F., Matoso Silva, R., Kjöllerström, H., Vercammen, P., Raudsepp, T., Collares-Pereira, M.J., Fernandes, C., Oom, M.M. & Chaves, R. (2018). Comparative chromosome painting in genets (Carnivora, Viverridae, Genetta), the only known feliforms with a highly rearranged karyotype.Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Online Early, . DOI:10.1159/000491868 (IF2017 1,587; Q4 Cell Biology)
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 (IF2017 0,990; 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 (IF2017 1,941; Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science)