Nádia Pinto
Name: Nádia Pinto
E-mail: npinto@ipatimup.pt
Academic Degree: Doctor of philosophy

Nádia Pinto
Nádia Pinto
Member of
Junior Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV
2012 PhD in Applied Mathematics
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP), Porto, Portugal
Thesis title: General algorithms for computing genetic kinship likelihoods
Supervisor: António Amorim (Department of Biology, FCUP)
Co-supervisor: Pedro V. Silva (Department of Mathematics, FCUP)
Institutions: Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup) and Center of Mathemtics of the
University of Porto (CMUP), Porto, Portugal.

2006 MSc in Mathematical Engineering
FCUP, Porto, Portugal
Thesis title: Algorithms for Reconstruction of Genealogies (in Portuguese)
Supervisor: António Amorim (Department of Biology, FCUP, Ipatimup)
Co-supervisor: Pedro V. Silva (Department of Mathematics, FCUP, CMUP)

2003 BSc in Mathematics – Ramo Educacional
FCUP, Porto, Portugal

1. To formalize genealogies involving inbred individuals and linked markers using identical-by-descent measurements.
2. To estimate genetic relatedness with no prior specification of any genealogy.
3. To formalize the existence of gametic association in one population for multi-allelic loci and more than two markers, establishing generalized measurements of its level of significance.
4. To develop user-friendly software to evaluate the statistical signifance of the genetic data used in kinship analyses for both autosomal and X-chromosomal markers.

Supervisor of
Ana Macedo, Visiting Researcher
Sofia Sousa, PhD Student
Camila Costa, Master Student (thesis)
Iva Gomes, Investigador Auxiliar
Miguel Rebelo, Visiting Researcher
Ricardo Cunha, Visiting Researcher
Rita Rocha, Visiting Researcher

PI (running)

PI (closed)
First Author
1. Pinto N, Simões R, Amorim A, Conde-Sousa E
2. Pinto N, Alves C, Gusmao L, Amorim A
Theory and statistics of mutation rates: A mathematical framework reformulation for forensic applications Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 5: E131-E132, 2015. [Article] 
Mutation and mutation rates at Y chromosome specific Short Tandem Repeat Polymorphisms (STRs): A reappraisal. Forensic science international. Genetics 9: 20-4, 2014. [Article] 
4. Pinto N, Magalhães M, Conde-Sousa E, Gomes C, Pereira R, Alves C, Gusmão L, Amorim A
Assessing paternities with inconclusive STR results: The suitability of bi-allelic markers. Forensic science international. Genetics 7: 16-21, 2013. [Article] 
5. Pinto N, Gusmão L, Egeland T, Amorim A
6. Pinto N, Silva PV, Amorim A
A general method to assess the utility of the X-chromosomal markers in kinship testing. Forensic science international. Genetics 6: 198-207, 2012. [Article] 
8. Pinto N, Gusmão L, V. Silva P, Amorim A
Estimating coancestry from genotypes using a linear regression method Forensic Sci Int: Genetics 3: 373-e374, 2011. [] 
9. Gomes C, Magalhães M, Amorim A, Alves C, Pinto N, Gusmão L
How useful is your X in discerning pedigrees? Forensic Sci Int: Genetics  1, 2011. [] 
Distinguishing kinship from genealogical likelihoods Forensic Sci Int: Genetics  453-454, 2009. [] 
Senior Author
1. García MG, Catanesi CI, Penacino GA, Gusmão L, Pinto N
X-chromosome data for 12 STRs: Towards an Argentinian database of forensic haplotype frequencies. Forensic science international. Genetics 41: e8-e13, 2019. [Article] 
2. Garcia MG, Catanesi CI, Penacino GA, Pinto N
Weighing substructure in Argentina considering different population clusters Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 7: 773-775, 2019. [Article] 
3. Antao-Sousa S, Conde-Sousa E, Gusmao L, Amorim A, Pinto N
Underestimation and misclassification of mutations at X chromosome STRs depend on population's allelic profile Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 7: 718-720, 2019. [Article] 
Mutation in Y STRs: Repeat motif gains vs. losses Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 7: 240-242, 2019. [Article] 
Estimates of mutation rates from incompatibilities are misleading - guidelines for publication and retrieval of mutation data urgently needed Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 7: 612-613, 2019. [Article] 
Big data in forensic genetics. Forensic science international. Genetics 37: 102-105, 2018. [Article] 
7. Gonçalves J, Conde-Sousa E, Egeland T, Amorim A, Pinto N
Key individuals for discerning pedigrees belonging to the same autosomal kinship class. Forensic science international. Genetics 29: 71-79, 2017. [Article] 
8. Garcia MG, Gusmão L, Catanesi CI, Penacino GA, Pinto N
Mutation rate of 12 X-STRs from investigator Argus X-12 kit in Argentine population Forensic Sci Int: Genetics 6: e562–e564, 2017. [Article] 
9. Machado P, Gusmão L, Conde-Sousa E, Pinto N
10. Amorim A, Crespillo M, Luque JA, Prieto L, Garcia O, Gusmão L, Aler M, Barrio PA, Saragoni VG, Pinto N
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