Research group: Genes, Populations and Disease
Research Center for Anthropology and Health (CIAS),
University of Coimbra,
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.