Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Development and
Evolutionary Morphogenesis

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Andreia Nunes

Main Research Interests

My main scientific interests are within Developmental Biology, focusing on the role of the extracellular matrix in myogenesis and studying how defects in myofibre-extracellular matrix binding develops into muscular dystrophies.


Academic Qualifications

- 2011- Masters in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology - University of Lisbon, Portugal

- 2009- Licenciatura in Biology (3 year degree) - University of Lisbon, Portugal


Recent Publications

Guerreiro I., Casaca A., Nunes A., Monteiro S., Nóvoa A., Ferreira R.B., Bom J. & Mallo M. 2012. Regulatory role for a conserved motif adjacent to the homeodomain of Hox10 proteins. Development 139(15):2703-2710.


Ongoing Projects

  • 2012/14 The laminin matrices of early skeletal muscle development: a changing tissue microenvironment regulating myogenic differentiation and morphogenesis (PTDC/SAU-BID/120130/2010). Participant.
  • 2012/14 MatriCard - Dissection and Reconstruction of the Extracellular Matrix: A Cardiac Regenerative Niche (PTDC/SAU-ORG/118297/2010). Participant.


Other Information

- Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology