Maria Prata
Name: Maria Prata
Academic Degree: PhD

Maria Prata
Maria Prata
Member of
Consultant of Ipatimup Diagnostics
Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV
1980 - Degree in Biology; Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
1991 - PhD in Human Genetics; Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
since 2009 - Associate Professor with Aggregation; Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
since 1997 – senior researcher at Ipatimup

1. Applying molecular genetic approaches to reconstruct the history of populations.

2. Fine patterns of genetic diversity in the Portuguese: inferring demographic and evolutionary factors acting on different timescales underlying the genetic landscape that currently characterizes Portugal.

3. Clinical Applications of Pharmacogenetics: thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) as a model.

4. Lifestyle and dietary adaptations in African populations: insights from patterns of genetic diversity

5. Gene functions and biological pathways in health and disease: insights from the molecular analysis of the rare Mendelian disorder, maple syrup urine disease (MSUD)

Supervisor of
Bruno Monteiro, PhD Student
Helena Rodrigues, Master Student (thesis)
Rodrigo Ribeiro, Master Student (thesis)
MSc student

PI (running)

PI (closed)
First Author
Senior Author
2. Valente C, Alvarez L, Marques PI, Gusmão L, Amorim A, Seixas S, João Prata M
 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy071 PMID: 29635333.
3. Manco L, Albuquerque J, Sousa MF, Martiniano R, de Oliveira RC, Marques S, Gomes V, Amorim A, Alvarez L, Prata MJ
The Eastern side of the Westernmost Europeans: Insights from subclades within Y-chromosome haplogroup J-M304. American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council 30: ., 2018. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23082 PMID: 29193490.
4. Valente C, Alvarez L, Marks SJ, Lopez-Parra AM, Parson W, Oosthuizen O, Oosthuizen E, Amorim A, Capelli C, Arroyo-Pardo E, Gusmão L, Prata MJ
5. Pinto JC, Pereira V, Marques SL, Amorim A, Alvarez L, Prata MJ
6. Alexandre JG, Huang Q, Marques SL, Lopez-Parra AM, Arroyo-Pardo E, Amorim A, Alvarez L, Prata MJ
Enriching the knowledge on East Asia populations: Characterization of male lineages from Macau and Shanghai Forensic science international. Genetics Supplement Series 5: E322-E324, 2015. [Article] 
7. Pereira V, Gusmão L, Valente C, Pereira R, Carneiro J, Gomes I, Morling N, Amorim A, João Prata M
Refining the genetic portrait of Portuguese Roma through X-chromosomal markers. American journal of physical anthropology 148: 389-94, 2012. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22061 PMID: 22576185.
8. Pereira V, Tomas C, Amorim A, Morling N, Gusmão L, Prata MJ
Study of 25 X-chromosome SNPs in the Portuguese. Forensic science international. Genetics 5: 336-8, 2011. [Article] 
9. Quental S, Gusmão A, Rodríguez-Pombo P, Ugarte M, Vilarinho L, Amorim A, Prata MJ
10. Oliveira E, Pereira R, Amorim A, McLeod H, Prata MJ
 doi: 10.2217/pgs.09.74 PMID: 19761365.
11. Gusmão A, Gusmão L, Gomes V, Alves C, Calafell F, Amorim A, Prata MJ
12. Quental S, Macedo-Ribeiro S, Matos R, Vilarinho L, Martins E, Teles EL, Rodrigues E, Diogo L, Garcia P, Eusébio F, Gaspar A, Sequeira S, Furtado F, Lança I, Amorim A, Prata MJ
13. Quental S, Martins E, Vilarinho L, Amorim A, João Prata M
Maple syrup urine disease due to a new large deletion at BCKDHA caused by non-homologous recombination. Journal of inherited metabolic disease 31 Suppl 2: 457-60, 2008. [Article] 
14. Ouerhani S, Oliveira E, Marrakchi R, Ben Slama MR, Sfaxi M, Ayed M, Chebil M, Amorim A, El Gaaied AB, Prata MJ
15. Oliveira E, Quental S, Alves S, Amorim A, Prata MJ
16. Trovoada MJ, Tavares L, Gusmão L, Alves C, Abade A, Amorim A, Prata MJ
17. Oliveira E, Alves S, Quental S, Ferreira F, Norton L, Costa V, Amorim A, Prata MJ
The MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and susceptibility to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Portugal. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology : official journal of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 27: 425-9, 2005. [Article] 
 PMID: 16096524.
18. Fernando O, Mota P, Lima M, Silva C, Montiel R, Amorim A, Prata MJ
Peopling of the Azores Islands (Portugal): data from the Y chromosome. Human biology; an international record of research 77: 189-99, 2005. [Article] 
 PMID: 16201136.
19. Trovoada MJ, Pereira L, Gusmão L, Abade A, Amorim A, Prata MJ
Pattern of mtDNA variation in three populations from São Tomé e Príncipe. Annals of human genetics 68: 40-54, 2004. [Article] 
 PMID: 14748829.
20. Alves S, Rocha J, Amorim A, Prata MJ
Bantu and European Y-lineages in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annals of human genetics 66: 369-78, 2002. [Article] 
22. Alves S, Amorim A, Ferreira F, Norton L, Prata MJ
23. Alves S, Amorim A, Prata MJ
24. Alves S, Amorim A, Ferreira F, Prata MJ
25. Trovoada MJ, Alves C, Gusmão L, Abade A, Amorim A, Prata MJ
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