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Sofia Isabel Vieira Gabriel

Sofia Isabel Vieira Gabriel

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-1770-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3702-4631
  • Department: Department of Biology, University of Aveiro
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Gabriel SI) ResearcherID= C-1770-2013


Research interests

Rodent Biology
Speciation
Phylogeography
Island colonization by alien rodents
Rodent-borne diseases
Chromosomal rearrangements

Academic degrees

2012: PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (06.07.2012)
2002: BSc in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Scientific activities

31 January 2019 - Present - Auxiliary Research at University of Aveiro, CESAM [Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule]

December 2013 – January 2019 – Post-Doc Grant SFRH/BPD/88854/2012 financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Work plan entitled ‘Chromosomal hybrid zone in the Madeiran house mouse (Mus musculus)’. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

July 2012 – November 2013 – Post-Doc Grant within the project ‘Speciation or despeciation? Zooming in on a chromosomal hybrid zone in the Madeiran house mouse’ PTDC/BIA‐EVF/116884/2010. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

September 2010 – February 2012 – Research fellow – Project PTDC/BIA‐BEC/103729/2008. “Understanding the origin and persistence of Microtus species in the Iberian Peninsula: the genetic, behavior and ecological forces”. National Museum of Natural History, University of Lisbon.

May 2010 – June 2010 – Research fellow – “Use of microsatellite markers in the study of chromosomal evolution”. Biology Department, University of York, UK.

2005 – Collaborator – Project nº. 47019/BSE/2002 funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, entitled "Evolution of chromosomal barriers and speciation of house mice Mus musculus domesticus in Madeira island”. CBA – Centre for Environmental Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

November 2002 – September 2005 – Research fellow – Project nº. 39917/BSE/2001 funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, entitled “Bioavailability of lead to small mammals in a mine contaminated area in Alentejo”. CBA – Centre for Environmental Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

Others

European level C FELASA and DGAV certification for animal experimentation and protocol design.

Publications

Projects

TROJAN RATS - Travellers in Transit: seaports as gateways for the arrival and spread of rodent-borne pathogens See more

Speciation or despeciation? Zooming in on a chromosomal hybrid zone in the Madeiran house mouse See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Sofia Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Nuno Ribeiro Resende (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Valente (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Welvis Felipe Fernandes Castilheiro (CESAM member)

Seminars and Conferences Organization

- Local Organizing and Scientific Comittee of the 14th Rodens et Spatium - International Conference on Rodent Biology - Lisbon, 28 July to 2 August 2014

Conference participations

Gabriel SI, Searle JB & Mathias ML (2018) Colonization and speedy speciation of an island invasive. 6th International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management and 16th Rodens et Spatium, 3 – 7 Spetember 2018, Potsdam, Germany.


Vara C, Capilla L, Ferretti L, Sanchéz-Guillén RA, Gabriel SI, Albert-Lizandra G, Florit-Sabater B, Bello-Rodríguez J, Ventura J, Searle JB, Mathias ML, Ruiz-Herrera A (2018) Natural diversity at fine geographical scale of the recombination modifier Prdm9 reveals contrasting evolutionary patterns in wild Robertsonian house mice. II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, 19 – 22 August 2018, Montpellier, France.


Capilla L, Vara C, Gabriel SI, Bello J, Palacios L, Searle JB, Mathias ML & Ruiz-Herrera A (2017) Natural diversity in the reproductive isolation gene Prdm9: Lessons from Madeiran Robertsonian house mice. ESEB 2017 Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology. 20 – 25 August 2017, Groningen, The Netherlands.


Colonization and speciation of an invader: the western house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) in Madeira Island. GABRIEL SI, SEARLE JB & MATHIAS ML (Comunicação Oral por convite) - Island Biology 2016, II International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal, 18-22 July, 2016 


Of mice and the ‘Age of discovery’: colonization history and genetic structure of the house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus, in the Azores archipelago. GABRIEL SI, MATHIAS ML & SEARLE JB (Poster) - 13th Rodens et Spatiumm, International Conference on Rodent Biology. Rovaniemi, Finland, July 16–20, 2012


Colonization history of the Azores archipelago by the house mouse (Mus musculus): clues from mtDNA and microsatellites. GABRIEL SI, MATHIAS ML & SEARLE JB (Comunicação Oral) - VIth European Congress of Mammalogy. Paris, France, July 19-23, 2011


The complex colonisation history of the Azorean archipelago by the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus): multiple origins revealed by mitochondrial DNA variation. GABRIEL SI, MATHIAS, ML & SEARLE JB (Oral Comunication) - 12th Rodens et Spatium - International Conference on Rodent Biology, Zonguldak, Turkey, July 19-23, 2010


Global Phylogeography of the Western European house mouse. GABRIEL SI, MATHIAS ML & SEARLE JB (Invited Oral Comunication) IMC10 - 10th International Mammalogical Congress, Mendoza, Argentina, August 9-14, 2009
 


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