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Diogo José Mendes Silveira

Diogo José Mendes Silveira


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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

I graduated in Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto in 2012 where I started getting more interested in molecular evolution and biogeography. For this reason, I enrolled to the Master's Course in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution at CIBIO in 2013 in order to improve my skills on these subjects.


Currently I am working in the Applied Phylogenetics Group on my thesis "Characterization of the ticks infecting tortoises in the Mediterranean Basin, and their role in parasite transmission" under the supervision of James Harris, and Ana Perera from CIBIO-InBIO, and Eva Graciá, from the University of Alicante. My goals are to characterize the levels of congruence between the phylogeographic patterns of Hyalomma aegyptium ticks and their Testudo hosts in North Africa, and screen for possible parasites that may be infecting or being transmitted.

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