Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD Student


CBA research group(s):
Developmental and
Evolutionary Morphogenesis


Personal webpage

Team webpage

André Brás Gonçalves

Main Research Interests

My main research objectives are within the area of developmental biology, in particular the study of the role of cell-extracellular matrix interactions during epaxial myogenesis in the mouse embryo, as well as the characterization of regulatory mechanisms involved in stemness versus differentiation status during skeletal muscle development.


Academic Qualifications

- 2011: MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

- 2009: Graduation in Biology (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal)


Recent Publications

Deries M., Gonçalves A.B., Vaz R., Martins G.G., Rodrigues G. & Thorsteinsdóttir S. 2012. Extracellular matrix remodelling accompanies axial muscle development and morphogenesis in the mouse. Developmental Dynamics 241:350–364.


Ongoing Projects

  • 2010/13 - “The laminin matrices of early skeletal muscle development: a changing tissue microenvironment regulating myogenic differentiation and morphogenesis”. (PTDC/SAU-BID/120130/2010).


Other Information

- Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology