Rui Pereira
Name: Rui Pereira
Academic Degree: PhD

Rui Pereira
Rui Pereira
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Visiting Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV

Rui Pereira is a postdoctoral visiting researcher at I3S/IPATIMUP where he works at the Population Genetics group lead by Professor Antonio Amorim. Rui has over 15 years of experience in developing and using genotyping assays for both forensic applications and population genetic studies, employing different forms of DNA variation as Short Tandem Repeats (STRs), Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Insertion Deletion Polymorphisms (indels). The centrepiece of his research career has been the creation of novel easy-to-use tools based on indel multiplexing, which are currently being applied in human identification (HID) studies and as simple Ancestry-Informative Marker (AIM) panels allowing to estimate ancestry proportions and evaluate population substructure effects in case-control association studies. Rui is member of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) playing a particularly active role in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking working group (GHEP-ISFG) through the coordination of interlaboratorial collaborative exercises.

Population and forensic genetics.
Genotyping and characterization of genetic markers (short tandem repeats, single nucleotide polymorphisms, insertion deletion polymorphisms). Developing of multiplex genotyping strategies comprising informative markers for human identification and ancestry inference studies.

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First Author
1. Pereira R, Alves C, Aler M, Amorim A, Arévalo C, Betancor E, Braganholi D, Bravo ML, Brito P, Builes JJ, Burgos G, Carvalho EF, Castillo A, Catanesi CI, Cicarelli RMB, Coufalova P, Dario P, D'Amato ME, Davison S, Ferragut J, Fondevila M, Furfuro S, García O, Gaviria A, Gomes I, González E, Gonzalez-Liñan A, Gross TE, Hernández A, Huang Q, Jiménez S, Jobim LF, López-Parra AM, Marino M, Marques S, Martínez-Cortés G, Masciovecchio V, Parra D, Penacino G, Pinheiro MF, Porto MJ, Posada Y, Restrepo C, Ribeiro T, Rubio L, Sala A, Santurtún A, Solís LS, Souto L, Streitemberger E, Torres A, Vilela-Lamego C, Yunis JJ, Yurrebaso I, Gusmão L
2. Pereira R, Phillips C, Pinto N, Santos C, Dos Santos SE, Amorim A, Carracedo A, Gusmão L
 PMID: 22272242.
3. Pereira R, Pereira V, Gomes I, Tomas C, Morling N, Amorim A, Prata MJ, Carracedo A, Gusmão L
A method for the analysis of 32 X chromosome insertion deletion polymorphisms in a single PCR. International journal of legal medicine 126: 97-105, 2012. [Article] 
4. Pereira R, Phillips C, Alves C, Amorim A, Carracedo A, Gusmão L
Genetic diversity of 10 X chromosome STRs in northern Portugal. International journal of legal medicine 121: 192-7, 2007. [Article] 
Senior Author
1. Magalhaes MCA, Amorim A, Gusmao L, Gorostiza A, Gonzalez-Martin A, Pereira R
Autosomal indels distribution in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 5: E451-E453, 2015. [Article] 
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