Ivo M Chelo

Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Biostatistics

PhD in Molecular Biology


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  • Jun 2010
    ESEB International Travel Award, to attend the Evolution meeting in Portland, USA.
  • Jun 2007
    Postdoctoral fellowship: “Analysis of candidate genes involved in adaptation of reverse evolved populations of Drosophila melanogaster”
  • Jun 2003
    BES (Banco Espírito Santo) prize – for the best final average grade in Licenciatura in Microbiology and genetics 2001/2002


I am interested in knowing how interactions between organisms affect evolution. I use experimental evolution, with the nematode C. elegans and the bacterium E. coli. These two biological models will help understand: 1) how interactions between organisms influence adaptation; and, 2) what is the molecular basis of these complex dynamics.
Ultimately, my goal is to understand if what we know about the genetics of adaptation needs to be rethought in light of an evolving ecology.

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