• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 
João Pedro Nogueira Marques
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: joao.marques@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: CONGEN

I started my scientific career in the field of antioxidant enzymes with catalase and its antioxidant power. This area is being really explored due to its impact on diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This first experience, which occurred by the end of my graduation, led me to choose the proteomics field in my Masters Degree. This gave me a great knowledge of techniques and skills in different areas, as proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics. During my master’s first year, I embraced an international experience in a German laboratory, where I performed some work with biofunctionalization of nanoparticles. After that period my focus turned to the proteomics and bioinformatics.


I had the opportunity to join a project in the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), where I work as a bioinformatic. This experience has been very fruitful and I became aware of a lot of new concepts and programs. It strongly increased my interest in this area and give me the opportunity to join CIBIO-InBIO.


At the moment my main research project, which I am pursuing under the supervision of Catarina Pinho (CIBIO-InBIO), is in the areas of evolutionary biology and molecular evolution, and we are trying to investigate the signatures of co-evolution between mitochondrial and nuclear-encoded genes involved in the oxidative-phosphorylation (OXPHOS) pathway, using Podarcis wall lizards as a model.


I am also involved in the characterization of the trace-amine associated receptors in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), and in the characterization of Solea senegalensis metamorphosis in collaboration with CCMAR.