Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Development and
Evolutionary Morphogenesis

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Patrícia Gomes Almeida

Main Research Interests

My main research interest is the role of the extracellular matrix in regulating morphogenesis during vertebrate development. I am also interested in studying how the extracellular matrix and paracrine factors cooperate in order to orchestrate morphogenesis, focusing on somitogenesis and somite maturation.


Academic Qualifications

- 2009: Licenciatura in Biology – Environmental Biology, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

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


Recent Publications



Ongoing Projects

  • 2010-2013: Changing extracellular matrix networks as regulators of transitions between epithelial and mesenchymal fates during embryogenesis (PTDC/SAU-OBD/103771/2008).


Other Information

- Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology