Licínio Manco

Researcher; Group Coordinator


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


Institutional Address:

Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Department of Life Sciences


Phone number: +351 239 240 700


Research interests:

  • Genetic basis of human variation, in both normal and disease phenotypes;
  • 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.


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