Main Research Interests
My main research interests are developmental biology and embryology. I study muscle development in mammal embryos, introducing the role of the extra cellular matrix to understand the mechanisms of morphogenesis of back muscles originating from the myotome in mice.
- 2009 - PhD in Developmental Biology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 2002 - Master’s degree in Developmental Biology, University of Montpellier I Montpellier, France
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.
Thorsteinsdóttir S., Deries M., Cachaço A.S. & Bajanca F. 2011. The extracellular matrix dimension of skeletal muscle development. Developmental Biology 354(2):191–207.
Cornwall J., Deries M. & Duxson M.J. 2010. Morphology of the Lumbar Transversospinal Muscles examined in a mouse bearing a muscle fiber-specific nuclear marker. Anatomical Record 293(12):2107-2113.
Deries M., Schweitzer R. & Duxson M.J. 2010. Developmental fate of the mammalian myotome. Developmental Dynamics 239(11):2898-910.
Deries M., Collins J. J. & Duxson M. J. 2008. The mammalian myotome: a muscle with no innervation. Evolution & Development 10:746-55.
Hamade A., Deries M., Begemann G., Bally-Cuif L., Genet C., Sabatier F., Bonnieu A. & Cousin X. 2006. Retinoic acid activates myogenesis in vivo through Fgf8 signalling. Developmental Biology 289:127-40.Verbeke P., Deries M., Clark B.F. & Rattan S.I. 2002. Hormetic action of mild heat stress decreases the inducibility of protein oxidation and glycoxidation in human fibroblasts. Biogerontology 3:117-20.
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.
- Morphogenesis of axial muscles during mouse development (SFRH/BPD/65370/2009). Post-Doc project.
Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology