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Dr Bruno Fonseca SimoesLic (Azores), MSc (Porto), PhD (NUI)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Bruno Fonseca Simoes

Dr Bruno Fonseca SimoesLic (Azores), MSc (Porto), PhD (NUI)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

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Affiliate Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide (SA, Australia)

2 Jan 2017 → …

Research interests

Vertebrate vision has long fascinated evolutionary biologists and is a celebrated example of the power of integrative biology. As an evolutionary biologist I have quickly become fascinated by the evolution of vision. My research focus is the application of molecular methods to the evolution of vision in a very ecological diverse and evolutionary plastic group of vertebrates - squamate reptiles. In 2016 I was awarded a European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship at the University of Bristol and the University of Adelaide (South Australia). Under this fellowship, I complement comparative genomics and transcriptomics with physiology and anatomical approaches to assess visual phenotypic diversity and the molecular mechanisms that underpin this sensory in snakes and lizards.

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Postal address:
School of Earth Sciences
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom