Verónica Gomes
Name: Verónica Gomes
Academic Degree: PhD

Verónica Gomes
Verónica Gomes
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Junior Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV

Verónica Gomes has a degree in Biology from University of Porto (2006) and a PhD on Forensic Sciences and Pathology from University of Santiago de Compostela (2011). Her research has been focused on the comprehension of the past history and evolution of different human population groups, particularly from Africa and South America, through the analysis of autosomal, mitochondrial and sex-chromosome associated markers. Nowadays, she is interested in understanding the genetics underlying the last Human Modern colonization, exploring maternal and paternal lineages in native and admixed South American populations. Moreover, she is also interested in applying her population genetics expertise in the identification and modeling of the impact of germline and somatic genetic alterations in disease, particularly cancer. Currently, VG is a Junior Research at i3S and, since 2015, is an Invited Professor of Forensic Genetics Master Program by Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. During her career, VG published 34 research papers in international journals (5 of which as first author), 2 reviews, and 4 peer-reviewed proceedings, with 635 citations by 505 documents and with an h-index of 16. Till nowadays, she (co-)supervised 9 MSc students, and is actually co-supervising 1 MSc student.

Molecular biology.
Population genetics:
- Study the presence of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers with a sub-Saharan origin in some regions of mainland Portugal.
- Genetic study of the Nilotic tribes living in Uganda.
- Screening new genetic markers to discriminate different origins and migration routes of South Amerindian populations.
- Study polymorphisms in TPMT gene in children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).

Supervisor of
Alejandra Salazar, Master Student (theoretical phase)
MSc student
Pedro Rodrigues, Collaborator
External Consultant

PI (running)

PI (closed)
First Author
1. Gomes V, Pala M, Salas A, Álvarez-Iglesias V, Amorim A, Gómez-Carballa A, Carracedo Á, Clarke DJ, Hill C, Mormina M, Shaw MA, Dunne DW, Pereira R, Pereira V, Prata MJ, Sánchez-Diz P, Rito T, Soares P, Gusmão L, Richards MB
Mosaic maternal ancestry in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. Human genetics 134: 1013-27, 2015. [Article] 
2. Gomes V, Sánchez-Diz P, Amorim A, Carracedo A, Gusmão L
Digging deeper into East African human Y chromosome lineages. Human genetics 127: 603-13, 2010. [Article] 
3. Gomes V, Sánchez-Diz P, Alves C, Gomes I, Amorim A, Carracedo A, Gusmão L
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