I3S Phenotypic Evolution
Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC), and Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (I3S), University of Porto

Jorge Vieira

Principal Investigator

Cristina P. Vieira

Research interests:

Understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic variation is one of the main goals of biology. We address this issue in Drosophila regarding several life-history traits (cold resistance, lifespan and developmental time), in plants (gametophytic self-incompatibility system evolution), humans (clinical important traits such as CD8 T lymphocyte numbers and resistance to pathogens) and other species.

Research organisms:

Drosophila, plants, humans.


Molecular Biology, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Evolutionary Biology, Population Genetics.