Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Experimental Evolution

Personal webpage

Team webpage

João Alves Gama

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are evolutionary ecology of microorganisms, mainly social behaviours as spite and host-parasite co-evolution.


Academic Qualifications


Recent Publications

Gama J.A., Reis A.M., Domingues I.L., Mendes-Soares H., Matos A.M. & Dionísio F. 2013. Temperate Bacterial Viruses as Double-Edged Swords in Bacterial Warfare. Plos One 8(3):e59043.

Gama J.A., Abby S.S., Vieira-Silva S., Dionisio F. & Rocha E.P.C. 2012. Immune Subversion and Quorum-Sensing Shape the Variation in Infectious Dose among Bacterial Pathogens. Plos Pathogens 8(2):e1002503.

Ongoing Projects

  • 2012: Epistasis of Bacterial Mutations as an Obstacle to Phage-Therapy (SFRH/BD/86103/2012 - FTC)