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Sofia G. Seabra completed a PhD in Biology (Evolutionary Biology) by the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, in 2007. Her postdoctoral research included phylogenetic, phylogeographic and population genetic studies that involved the application and development of bioinformatics tools. Since April 2020 she is Assistant Researcher on Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the International Public Health and Biostatistics Teaching and Research Unit of Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

She participated in scientific projects as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and responsible for project tasks. She supervised post-graduate students and participated in evaluation committees in PhD and Master theses. Teaching activities included classes, as Invited Assistant Professor, on Practical Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, and Phylogenetics. She was a member of organizing and scientific committees and carried out scientific reviewing for several scientific journals. Outreach activities included participation in the European Researchers’ Night events.

Research interests

Sofia Seabra’s previous postdoctoral research focused on understanding evolutionary patterns and processes in studies of phylogenetics, phylogeography, population structure, detection of selection, introgression and genotype/phenotype association, mainly in insect species. These studies involved the analyses of high throughput genomics data and the application of several bioinformatics tools, including de novo genome assemblies, resequencing, and genome-wide association studies.

At IHMT she integrates the team of the GHTM Bioinformatics Hub, aiming to promote and develop bioinformatic tools for research.

Education/Academic qualification

Biology (Evolutionary Biology), Doctorate, Universidade de Lisboa

Award Date: 22 Jun 2007


  • QH301 Biology
  • QH426 Genetics


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