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PhD in Biology, completed in 2008, studying the consequences of environmental impacts in the genetic diversity of Daphnia longispina populations. Since 2009, works in invertebrate models of innate immunity, especially the genetics and evolution of Drosophila antiviral immunity and Wolbachia mediated antiviral protection. Obtained the "Habilitation to Direct Research" in 2020. Assistant professor at the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and staff scientist at the Católica Biomedical Research Centre since 2022.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Habilitation À Diriger des Recherches, Université de Strasbourg

Award Date: 13 May 2020

PhD, PhD in Biology, University of Coimbra

Award Date: 9 Jun 2008

Bachelor, Degree in Biology

Award Date: 20 Sept 2001

External positions

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Researcher, CNRS UPR9022


Post-Doctoral Researcher, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência



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