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Local adaptation in Drosophila

Ana Rita Ponce

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My PhD research project (Harvard University/University of Lisbon) was on the molecular evolution of a novel gene family in Drosophila melanogaster. I received a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Lisbon in 2007.From 2008 to 2014 I was a post-doctoral fellow at cE3c in the Evolutionary Ecology group and was involved in genome evolution research projects. Currently, I am an external collaborator in the Evolutionary Ecology Research Group of cE3c, and I am professor at the School of Health in the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, ESS/IPS.

My main research interest is Genome Evolution, in particular the evolution of fast evolving genes, such as genes involved in reproduction, host-parasite interaction and antibiotic resistance genes.

I am also involved in projects aiming to transmit scientific knowledge beyond the university walls, and have taken part of several Science Communication initiatives in different formats and for different audiences, many of these within the framework of the Outreach and Education Group of the Portuguese Evolutionary Biology Association.




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