Margarida Cardoso Moreira

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Heidelberg
  • University of Heidelberg
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  • Germany

About Margarida Cardoso Moreira

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in understanding how novel morphological and physiological traits evolve. I aim to understand both the genetic (genes and types of mutations) and developmental bases (cellular origins and developmental constraints) of morphological innovations. I am currently a postdoc in the group of Henrik Kaessmann at Heidelberg University. My research focuses on understanding how mammalian organs evolve and I am tackling this question by comparing the development of different organs across multiple mammalian species using genomic techniques.


Evolutionary developmental biology Population genetics Molecular evolution Evolutionary genetics


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