Sandra Neto

I’ve graduated in Bioinformatics at Escola Superior de Biotecnologia- Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2008)  and finished my master in Biodiversity, Genetics and evolution at Faculdade de ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal in 2010.

During the master thesis entitled “Genomic distribution of gene expression divergence in great apes: the importance of chromosomal rearrangements”, I aimed to understand the relationship between chromosomal rearrangements and gene expression divergence, in the context of the predictions of suppressed recombination models by comparing gene expression levels between rearranged and collinear regions in primate species (human, chimpanzee orang-utan and rhesus macaque). Supervisor: Rui Faria; Co-supervisor: Stuart Baird.