Andrés Pérez-Figueroa



I have developed my predoctoral stage at the University of Vigo, under the leadership of Drs Armando Caballero and Emilio Rolán-Alvarez. In 2005 I finished my PhD with a thesis using theoretical studies by simulations about the reproductive isolation and the other evolutionary forces explaingn the observed polymorphism in Galician populations of the marine snail Littorina saxatilis (a case of parallel sympatric speciation). After the thesis, I alternated some postdoctoral contracts at the University of Vigo along with some stays at international prestigious centers in Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 12 months), Portugal (CIBIO, Universidade do Porto, 11 m.) or the United States (University of Montana, 1.5 m). From 2007 to 2010, I enjoyed an Ángeles Alvariño contract from Xunta de Galicia at the University of Vigo. After three years being contracted for different research projects at University of Vigo, I've just get another posdoctoral contract from Xunta de Galicia as a 1 year extension for the Ángeles Alvariño contract. My main focus is the conservation of genetic resources from a computational point of view, like the study of conservation strategies for the maintenance of genetic diversity in captive populations. I also develop software to apply those strategies to real conservation units. Another hot topic for me is the evolutionary quantitative genetics e.g. studying by computer simulations, the behaviour of genetic variance components under several situations, like bottlenecks, epistasis, selection or forced inbreeding.

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