Luís Fernandez
Name: Luís Fernandez
E-mail: lfernandez@ipatimup.pt
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Academic Degree: Doctor of philosophy


Luís Fernandez
Luís Fernandez
Member of
Visiting Researcher of Population Genetics


Short CV
Birth place and date
Zamora (Spain) 29-03-1980

Academic degrees
Year: 2003
Degree: LICENCIATURA
Final grade: Bachelor of Biology Science
Degree granting institution: Universidad de Salamanca
School: Facultad de Biología
Scientific area: Science
Number of curricular years: 5

Year: 2006
Degree: MESTRADO
Final grade: Biological Anthropology Master's Degree
Degree granting institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
School: Ciències
Thesis title: Zona de contacto Ibérico-Magrebí: análisis de la variabilidad genética del Cromosoma Y
Supervisor: Mª Pilar Aluja Paris
Scientific area: Biological Anthropology
Number of curricular years: 3

Year: 2009
Degree: DOUTORAMENTO
Final grade: Biogical Science Doctorate Degree
Degree granting institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
School: Ciències
Thesis title: Caracterización genética y dinámica evolutiva de las poblaciones de la provincia de Zamora
Supervisor: MªPilar Aluja Paris
Co-supervisor: Cristina Pereira Santos
Scientific area: Biological Anthropology

Previous activity
Period: 2004/2005
Position: Assistant Professor Contract (LO2) in Human Biology subject. Total Undergraduate Teaching: 3C
Institution: Unitat de Antropologia (BABVE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Espanha)

Period: 2006/2007
Position: Human Biology Master´s Degree (UAB/UB) laboratory practical support in ""Diversitat
Molecular Humana i Aplicaciones"" subject. Total gaduate teaching: 3C
Institution: Unitat de Antropologia (BABVE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Espanha)

Period: 2007/2008
Position: Human Biology Master´s Degree (UAB/UB) laboratory practical support in ""Diversitat Molecular Humana i Aplicaciones"" subject. Total gaduate teaching: 3C
Institution: Unitat de Antropologia (BABVE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Espanha)

Period: 2008/2009
Position: Human Biology Master´s Degree (UAB/UB) laboratory practical support in ""Marcadores genéticos y diversidad/Técnicas de análisis molec

Highlights
I focus my investigations in modern human populations studying their current genetic composition in order to:
- Infer the possible genetic changes resulted from the evolutionary processes.
- Determine the populations’ subdivisions and/or sub-structure originated by different factors.
The genetic markers used to characterize the human populations were the monoparental markers:
- The non-recombining portion of the Y chromosome (NRY) in male lineages
- The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in female lineages.
The current genetic variation detected in actual populations is tested against empirical data showing some interesting events in the history of human populations, dating the ancestors of female and male lineages, reconstructing the migratory movements from the “out of Africa” event since present times, integrating develops from other sciences as Archaeology, Linguistic, Toponomy among others.

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First Author
 
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1. Alvarez L, Ciria E, Marques SL, Santos C, Aluja MP
Y-chromosome analysis in a Northwest Iberian population: unraveling the impact of Northern African lineages. American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council 26: 740-6, 2014. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22602 PMID: 25123837.
 
Senior Author
 
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Y chromosome diversity in a linguistic isolate (Mirandese, NE Portugal). American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council 28: 671-80, 2016. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22849 PMID: 26990174.
 
Echoes from Sepharad: signatures on the maternal gene pool of crypto-Jewish descendants. European journal of human genetics : EJHG 23: 693-9, 2015. [Article] 
 
Portuguese crypto-Jews: the genetic heritage of a complex history. Frontiers in genetics 6: 12, 2015. [Review] 
 
4. Marques SL, Goios A, Rocha AM, Prata MJ, Amorim A, Gusmão L, Alves C, Alvarez L
Portuguese mitochondrial DNA genetic diversity-An update and a phylogenetic revision. Forensic science international. Genetics 15: 27-32, 2015. [Article] 
 
5. Nogueiro I, Neto C, Marques SL, Alves C, Cohen-Addad N, Amorim A, Gusmao L, Alvarez L
Exploring Sephardic lineages in Sao Tome e Principe Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 5: E459-E461, 2015. [Article] 
 
Reply to letter from Felice L. Bedford and Doron Yacobi. European journal of human genetics : EJHG 23: 994-5, 2015. [Letter] 
 
7. Mairal Q, Santos C, Silva M, Marques SL, Ramos A, Aluja MP, Amorim A, Prata MJ, Alvarez L
Linguistic isolates in Portugal: Insights from the mitochondrial DNA pattern. Forensic science international. Genetics 7: 618-23, 2013. [Article] 
 
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