Researchers

Cristina Padez
CIAS Coordinator; Group Coordinator; Senior Lecture
Cristina PadezCIAS Coordinator; Group Coordinator; Senior Lecture

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and Society (Group Coordinator)CPadez

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: cpadez@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: + 351 239 240721

 

Research interests:

Childhood obesity and their association with social, familiar and environmental factos.

Socioeconomic status and Sedendary behaviors and their association with childhood obesity.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Inequalities in childhood obesity: the impacto f the socioeconomic crisis in Portugal

from 2009 to 2015 (PTDC/DPT-SAP/1520/2014)

 

Personal URL

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cristina_Padez/

Academia: http://coimbra.academia.edu/CristinaPadez/

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=4469147301938421

 

Ana Luísa Santos
Assistant Professor
Ana Luísa SantosAssistant Professor

 

ALSantos

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: alsantos@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: +351 239 240 718

 

Research interests: 

Biological Anthropology; Paleopathology, History of diseases, Funerary Anthropology.

Skeletal Biology, Age-at- death, Paleodemography.

Pre-Columbian Caribbean.

Multidisciplinary approach to the study of human skeletal remains, articulating data
obtained directly from macroscopic and radiological observations with information
from secondary sources, such as documents, archives and iconographies.

The study of health in past populations in particular the spread of infectious diseases, as
a consequence of migration, socioeconomic changes and wars.

Evolution of diagnosis, therapeutic and prevention of diseases in the last millennia such
as the changes of behaviours and exclusion of patients from society.

 

Personal URL:

http://www.uc.pt/fctuc/dcv/pessoas/docentes/a_santos/index

Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0001- 6073-1532

Scopus: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=13204856100

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pzdUetYAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Luisa_Santos

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaLuisaSantos

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=3477900544307421

Researcher ID: A-1128- 2010

 

 

Ana Maria Silva
Assistant Professor
Ana Maria SilvaAssistant Professor

 

AMSilva

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: amgsilva@antrop.uc.pt

 

Personal URL:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Silva44

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaMariaSilva

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=8719481131162428

Aristides Machado-Rodrigues
Researcher
Aristides Machado-RodriguesResearcher

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and SocietyARodrigues

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

Email: rodriguesari@hotmail.com

 

Research interests:

Biological, social and geographic determinants of health, and behavioural features of the lifestyle of our populations (i.e. sedentary behaviour, physical activity and nutritional habits) and how these variables may modify health-related quality of life.

 

Projects:

Inequalities in childhood obesity: the impact of the socioeconomic crisis in Portugal from 2009 to 2015 (PTDC/DPT-SAP/1520/2014)

 

Personal URL:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aristides_Machado-Rodrigues

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=1449522783040933

Augusta Gama
Assistant Professor
Augusta GamaAssistant Professor

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and Society augusta gama
Institutional Address: Departamento de Biologia Animal,
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Email: augusta.gama@fc.ul.pt
Phone number: + 351 217 500000
Research interests:
Causes for children and adolescent obesity: infancy factors; socioeconomic, familiar and physical environmental factors; lifestyles and psychosocial factors.
Obesity and age at menarche.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Inequalities in childhood obesity: the impact of the socioeconomic crisis in Portugal from 2009 to 2015 (PTDC/DPT-SAP/1520/2014)
The economic crisis and malnutrition in children and older adults: a pilot study in the municipality of Lisbon. FMH-UL, FC-UL, IHMT-UNL, ULHT

 

Personal URL:

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/N-1657-2015
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2143-8602
https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/perfil/maantunes

Celeste Bento
Researcher
Celeste BentoResearcher

 

Research group: Genes, Populations and DiseaseCeleste Bento

Institutional Address:

Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra
Department of Clinical Hematology
Coimbra, Portugal

Email: celeste.bento@chuc.min-saude.pt

 

Research interests:

  • Hematology
  • Blood
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Blood Disorders
  • Erythrocytosis
  • Red Blood Cells
  • Hemoglobin M
  • Abnormal Erythrocytes

Personal URL:

https://independent.academia.edu/CelesteBento

http://orcid.org/0000-0002- 2636-0288

Célia Lopes
Post-Doc Researcher
Célia LopesPost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address:11143090_10204810106031568_5846696469997212767_n

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: lopesc@ci.uc.pt

 

Research interests:

The main research interest focuses on:

  • the study of populations of the past;
  • paleopathology, in particular the spread of infectious diseases and their impact on human skeleton;
  • History of diseases, evolution of diagnosis, therapeutic and prevention;
  • Funerary Anthropology.

 

Ongoing Projects:

“A transição epidemiológica no interior de Portugal continental contada através dos ossos. Estudo demográfico e paleopatológico da coleção identificada de Évora.” – Investigação de pós-doutoramento financiada pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/117128/2016)

 

Personal URL:

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=9747598328292698

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Celia_Lopes2

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/C%C3%A9liaLopes

 

Charlotte Y. Henderson
Post-Doc Researcher
Charlotte Y. HendersonPost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations

Phone number:
Email: c.y.henderson@uc.ptcharlotte

Research interests:
My research interests focus on occupational disease and injury in past populations, predominantly in terms of their identification, but also their impact on the individual and the societies in which they lived.
This research focus stems from my studies of entheseal changes, widely used to study occupation in past societies. I continue to work on recording methods and the interpretation of data for these. I am also the leader of the working group on methodology set up after the Workshop on MSM, Coimbra 2009.

 

Ongoing Projects:
2012 – now. Postdoctoral research funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) SFRH/BPD/82559/2011. Title. Identifying occupation: a test using identified skeletal collections.

Closed Projects:
March 2013 – October 2013. Wenner-Gren Workshop Grant CONF-632. Grant to organise a workshop in Coimbra in July 2013 for the working groups on entheseal changes. Investigators: Dr S. Villotte, Dr C. Henderson, Dr F. Alves Cardoso and Dr G Perreard-Lopreno. Title. “Entheseal changes and reconstruction of human behavior: towards standardization”. Budget $11 397.January 2013 – October 2013. Wolfson Research Institute Small Grant. Exploratory grant for 9 months with start date January 2013. Principal Investigator. Dr G. King and co-investigators Dr
C Henderson and Dr R Gowland. Title. “The ecology of disease: using ELISA to test for seronegative spondyloarthropathies and their triggers in an archaeological context.” Budget £1000.
Cláudia Umbelino
Assistant Professor
Cláudia UmbelinoAssistant Professor
Research group: Past Cultures and Populations Claudia
Institutional Address:
Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Universidade de Coimbra
Phone number: +351 239 240 729
Email: umbelino@antrop.uc.pt
Research interests:
  • Paleodiets
  • Osteology
  • Prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Excavation
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Human Evolution
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Taphonomy
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Odontology
  • Archaeological Chemistry
Personal URL:
David Albuquerque
Post-Doc Researcher
David AlbuquerquePost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Genes, Populations and Diseasealbuquerque

Institutional Address:

Research Center for Anthropology and Health (CIAS),
University of Coimbra,

Email: dav.albuquerque@gmail.com

 

Research interests

I am currently interested on the study of the genetic basis of obesity, particularly the following lines:

– To identify new genetic variants associated with the susceptibility risk to develop an obese phenotype.

– To identify mutations in the MC4R and LEPR genes associated with monogenic obesity.

– To examine the methylation levels of several CpG sites.

Overall, I am interested in identifying a genetic profile to predict the obesity susceptibility risk.

 

Personal URL:

Curriculum vitae

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=6209402451024566

ORCID

http://www.orcid.org/0000-0001- 8899-9020

ResearchGate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Albuquerque

David Gonçalves
Post-Doc Researcher
David GonçalvesPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations DGoncalves

Institutional Addresses:

1) Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

2) Laboratório de Arqueociências, DGPC and LARC/CIBIO/InBIO

Email: davidmiguelgoncalves@gmail.com

Phone number: +351 213626328 (LARC)

 

Research interests:

I have a special interest in Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bioanthropological Methods and Funerary Anthropology with a special focus on ancient cremations and burned bones. I am currently coordinating the HOT Project. The main objectives are to improve our understanding of heat-induced changes to bone and teeth and to improve analytical methods that are specific to burned skeletal remains.

 

Ongoing Projects:

 

-Compilation of the first worldwide collection of experimentally semi-burned human skeletons. (Postdoc grant – SFRH / BPD / 84268 / 2012) – 54,030.00€ (FCT).[PI]

-HOT Project ResearcH PrOject of the CEI/XXI Burned SkeleTons

PI: David Gonçalves (CIAS/InBIO)

Other members: check http://www.hotresearch.wix.com/main

State: ongoing

Funded by: not funded

Dates: 2013-∞

Participant Institutions: Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology (U. Coimbra/PT); Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (PT); LARC/Cibio/InBio (PT); University of Teesside (UK); University of Sassari (IT); University of Cambridge (UK); Unidade de I&D Química-Física Molecular (U. Coimbra/PT); University of Leicester (UK)

 

-IRonBONE – Returning ‘metrics’ to osteometrics in burned human skeletal remains: estimating heat-induced dimensional change through spectroscopy

PI: David Gonçalves (CIAS/InBIO)

Other members: Luís Batista de Carvalho; Maria Paula Marques; Stewart Parker; Maria Teresa Ferreira; Angela Gonçalves.

Proponent Institution: University of Coimbra

Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (PTDC/IVC-ANT/1201/2014) – 54,514.00€*

Dates: 2015-2017

Participant Institutions: ISIS Facility – CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Research Centre for Anthropology and Health; University of Cambridge; Unidade de I&D Química-Física

Molecular (UC)

 

-ESTELA Project: systematization of the archaeological data associated to the South-Western script (Iron Age, South of Portugal)

PI: P. Barros (IGESPAR, IP); S. Melro (IGESPAR, IP)

Other members: Susana Estrela

State: ongoing

Funded by: Algarve Archaeological Association – 1,200.00€ (ongoing)

Dates: 2010-2018

 

Closed Projects:

– The peasant societies of the 1st millenium BC in Central Alentejo.[collaborator]

– The Algar do Bom Santo and the Neolithic societies of the Portuguese Estremadura

(6th-4th millenia BC). PTDC/HIS-ARQ/098633/2008 – 105,000.00€ (FCT).[collaborator]

 

 

Personal URL:

http://hotresearch.wix.com/main

https://coimbra.academia.edu/DGon%C3%A7alves

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Goncalves

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=5597260311810934

Francisco Curate
Post-Doc Researcher
Francisco CuratePost-Doc Researcher

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations FCurate

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: fcurate@uc.pt

 

Personal URL:

DeGois: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=7872612291835339

Academia: https://coimbra.academia.edu/FranciscoCurate

 

Helena Nogueira
Assistant Professor
Helena NogueiraAssistant Professor

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and Society HNogueira

Institutional Address: 

Universidade de Coimbra
Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território
Largo da Porta Férrea
Coimbra
3000-056 Coimbra
Portugal

E-mail: helenamarquesnogueira@gmail.com

Phone number: (+351) 239 857 033

 

Research interests: 

  • Social Inequality
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Inequality
  • Health Equity
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Outcomes
  • Equity
  • Social Environment
  • Social Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Childhood Obesity

 

Personal URL:

http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=1664697102488240

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Nogueira2/info

 

Licínio Manco
Researcher; Group Coordinator
Licínio MancoResearcher; Group Coordinator

 

Research group: Genes, Populations and Disease (Group Coordinator)LManco

Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences

Email: lmanco@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: +351 239 240 700

 

Research interests:

His work is mainly in genetic basis of human variation, in both normal and disease phenotypes.

He is actively interested in:

– genetic basis of complex diseases, including obesity and haematological conditions;

– molecular basis of human genetic diseases, with a particular focus on red cell enzyme

deficiencies;

– population genetic studies using common genetic variation in autosomal and Y-chromosome

loci.

 

Ongoing Projects:

P1: Genetic and environmental determinants of healthy ageing and longevity.

P2: Genetic basis of haematological conditions.

– Genetics of venous thrombosis (VT) risk.

– Fetal haemoglobin (HbF) gene regulation.

P3: Study of genetic variants associated with common and morbid obesity.

P4: Y-chromosome variation in Portugal: relationships with historical or demographic events

and patrilineal surnames.

P5: Ancient DNA analyses from human skeletal remains.

 

Personal URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Licinio_Manco

http://orcid.org/0000-0002- 2636-0288

Luciana Sianto
Post-Doc Researcher
Luciana SiantoPost-Doc Researcher

 

Research group: PaLSiantost Cultures and Populations

Institutional Address:

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública.
Rua Leopoldo Bulhões 1480, DENSP Bonsucesso
21041210 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brasil
Email: lucianasianto@gmail.com

 

Research interests:

Conducts research in the areas of Parasitology and Ecology, on the following topics: Paleoparasitology, Paleoepidemiology, Paleoecology, Paleopathology, parasitism and host-parasite-environment relationships, origin and evolution of parasitic infections.

 

Manuela Alvarez
Assistant Professor
Manuela AlvarezAssistant Professor

Research group: Genes, Populations and Disease MAlvarez

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade de Coimbra
Calçada Martim de Freitas
3000-456 Coimbra
Portugal

Email: 

Research interests: 

Genetics of Human Populations, Human Population Dynamics and Evolution.

Ongoing Projects:

 

 

Maria Letícia Ribeiro
Researcher
Maria Letícia RibeiroResearcher

Research group: Genes, Populations and Disease

Maria-Raquel G. Silva
Assistant Professor
Maria-Raquel G. SilvaAssistant Professor

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and Society MRSilva

Institutional Address:

Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa

Rua Carlos da Maia, 296

4200-150 Oporto, PORTUGAL

E-mail: raquel@ufp.edu.pt

Phone number: +351 22 5074630

 

Research interests:

Anthropometry; Appetite; Athletes; Body composition; Bone mineral density; Cancer; Cardiovascular Diseases; Children and Adolescents; Circadian Rhythm; Diet therapy; Eating Disorders; Elderly; Energy and nutrients; Food insecurity; Food intake; Health education; Hypertension; Jet Lag; Lifestyle factors; Neurosciences; Nutrition; Nutritional supplements; Obesity; Physical activity; Poverty; Pregnancy; Sleep; Sport; Young adults and Adults.

 

Personal URL:

CV DeGóis [http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=1598787303963863]

 

Rui Sá
Researcher
Rui SáResearcher

 

rui sá

Research group: Genes, Populations and Disease

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: rms@uc.pt

 

Research interests:

BSc in Anthropology from the University of Lisbon, with the specialty of Ethno-Cultural and Biological Anthropology Relations (2003). Holds a Post Gradutate Diploma in Human Evolution at the University of Coimbra (2007) and Master in Evolution and Human Biology also from the University of Coimbra. His Phd was in Biological Anthropology and Ethnoecology at Univeraidade Nova de Lisboa and Cardiff University-UK, having been awarded the title of Doctor Europaeus (2013). His postdoctoral studies were performed on the recently created  HPI-Lab (Laboratory for Infectious Diseases Common to Human and Non Human Primates) in Brno, Czech Republic, belonging to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012-2014).

He has experience in Molecular Ecology area and Mastozoology, being expert in Primatology, but also in Parasitology, Conservation Genetics , Phylogeography and Ethnobiology of African primates with emphasis on West Africa and especially in Guinea-Bissau, where he works since 2007. Its research interests relate to Intersectionality between Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation (and in general of other species), Emerging and neglected infectious diseases, primate aging and longevity,  and ethno-cultural perceptions of wildlife. Methodologically he applies a myriad of comprehensive techniques in his studies; i.e. genetic, parasitological and ethnographic.

 

Ongoing Projects:

Aging and longevity in Coimbra district- ANT/00283

 

Closed Projects:

Development team and scientific laboratory for infectious diseases common to humans and great apes, Czech Grant Agency CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0300

Applied landscape genetics to chimpanzee conservation in Guinea-Bissau. United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service. Great Ape Fund, GA 0678.

Guinea-Bissau endangered chimpanzee conservation genetics: Biological Anthropology contribution to biodiversity conservation. PTDC/CS/ANT/099184/2008.

Genetic characterization of a group of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) from the coastal region of Guinea-Bissau. Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. SFRH/BD/35797/2007

Chimpanzee distribution and relation with local human communities in coastal area of Guinea-Bissau. POCI/ANT/57434/2004

Sofia N. Wasterlain
Assistant Professor
Sofia N. WasterlainAssistant Professor

 

Research group: Past Cultures and PopulationsRSWasterlein

Institutional Address:

Departamento de Ciências da Vida

Universidade de Coimbra

Email: sofiawas@antrop.uc.pt

Phone number: + 351 239 240 717

 

Research interests:

The main research interest focuses on the study of populations of the past, paleopathology, dental anthropology, the development and testing methodologies of sexual diagnosis, estimation of height and age-at- death.

 

 

Teresa Matos Fernandes
Assistant Professor
Teresa Matos FernandesAssistant Professor

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations 

Institutional Address:

E-mail: tmf@uevora.pt

 

Research interests:

Human Paleopathology; human past populations

Paleopatologia Humana; Populações Humanas do Passado

 

 

Personal URL:

Vanessa Campanacho
Researcher
Vanessa CampanachoResearcher

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations 

Institutional Address: Research Centre for Anthropology and Health

Email: vcampanacho@gmail.com

 

 

Research interests:

I received my Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, from Faculty of Social and Humanities Sciences, New University of Lisbon in 2008, and my Masters degree in Evolution and  Human Biology, from the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra in 2010. My Masters dissertation consisted in determining if occupation and physical activity influenced the bone degeneration rate at the pubic symphysis and iliac auricular surface in 19th and 20th centuries male Portuguese of known age. I received my PhD from the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield (U.K.) in 2016. My PhD research consisted in determining if body size influenced the bone degeneration rate at the pelvic joints.

I have a keen interest at the field of age at death estimation, especially determining which factors influence bone degeneration in adults, in order to understand bone metamorphosis and how that may influence age at death estimation by skeletal remains. I also have been involved on the study of age estimation of immature individuals; cremated remains’ analysis; and the establishment of sex diagnosis methods. Currently, I am also involved in Paleopatological and epidemiological studies of past populations; and on the investigation of secular trends on femoral sexual dimorphism in Portuguese individuals since the 19th century.

 

Personal URL:

https://sites.google.com/site/vanessacampanacho/

Vítor Matos
Researcher; Group Coordinator
Vítor MatosResearcher; Group Coordinator

 

Research group: Past Cultures and Populations (Group Coordinator) VMatos

Institutional Address: Department of Life Sciences

E-mail: vmatos@antrop.uc.pt

Vítor Rosado-Marques
Researcher
Vítor Rosado-MarquesResearcher

 

Research group: Human Biology, Health and Society VRMarques

Institutional Address:

Department of Education, Social Sciences and Humanities

Faculty of Human Kinetics

University of Lisbon

Estrada da Costa

1499-002 Cruz Quebrada – Dafundo

Portugal

Phone number: 00 351 214149100

Email: vmarques@fmh.ulisboa.pt

 

Research interests:

Tropical Populations; Human Biology; Childhood Growth and Development; Nutrition/Malnutrition; Determinants of Nutrition; Food Security/Availability; Nutritional Anthropometry. Public Health. Epidemiology; Cooperation.

Field Work Experience

2008 to present. Fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau, particularly in the regions of Bafatá, Gabú and Quinara within projects in the area of maternal and child health, nutrition and food security.

1988 to presente. Nutritional Anthropometry – Portugal.

 

Ongoing Projects:

2015- – Member of the research team of the project “Inequalities in childhood obesity: the impact of the socioeconomic crisis in Portugal from 2009 to 2015”;.  PTDC/DTPSAP/1520/2014.

2014-2018- – Principal Researcher of the Project “A crise económica e a má nutrição em crianças e idosos: estudo piloto no Concelho de Lisboa”. FMH-UL, FC-UL, IHMT-UNL, ULHT.

2014-2016 – Researcher in the Cooperation Project “NHAMI BELDI – Promoção da Segurança Alimentar e Prevenção da Desnutrição nas regiões de Bafatá e Gabu, Guiné-Bissau”, coordinated by the NGOD Instituto de Solidariedade e Cooperação Universitária (ISU), in partnership with two Guinean NGO (ADIC-NAFAYA and GUIARROZ) and funded by Instituto Camões.

2013- – Member of the research team of the Project “Para um perfil populacional multidisciplinar do Sul de Angola: uma região chave para a compreensão do povoamento humano na África Austral”;/ “Towards a multidisciplinary population profiling of southern Angola: a key region for understanding human settlement in southern Africa”;. [PTDC/BIA-EVF/2907/2012].