Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Degree in Physics; Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1998 – 2001
    PhD in Population Genetics, from the University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral fellow, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal

  • 2004 – 2007
    Invited Professor, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências, Lisboa

  • 2007 – 2014
    Associate professor at Associated Laboratories ITQB/IGC/IBET

  • Since 2004
    Principal Investigator, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Selected publications

  • Lourenço, M., Ramiro, R.S., Güleresi, D., Barroso-Batista, J., Xavier, K.B., Gordo, I., Sousa, A. (2016) A mutational hotspot and strong selection contribute to the order of mutations selected for during Escherichia coli adaptation to the gut. PLoS Genetics.

  • Barroso-Batista J, Demengeot J, I Gordo* (2015) Adaptive immunity increases the pace and predictability of evolutionary change in commensal gut bacteria. Nature communications. (Won the Gilbert S. Omenn Prize 2015 awarded by the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health).

  • Durão P, Trindade S, Sousa A, I Gordo* (2015) Multiple Resistance at No Cost: Rifampicin and Streptomycin a Dangerous Liaison in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance. Molecular Biology and Evolution.

  • Barroso-Batista J, Sousa A, Lourenço M, Bergman ML, Demengeot J, Xavier KB and I Gordo* (2014) The first steps of adaptation of Escherichia coli to the gut are dominated by soft sweeps. PloS Genetics (Won the prize for best PloS Genetics paper of 2014).

  • Miskinyte M, Sousa A, Ramiro R, Moura de Sousa JA, Kotlinowskie J, Caramalho I, Magalhães S, Soares M and I Gordo* (2013) The genetic basis of Escherichia coli pathoadaptation to macrophages. PloS Pathogens (selected F1000Prime, Highlight in The Scientist).

  • Perfeito L, Sousa A, Bataillon* T and I Gordo* (2013) Rates of fitness decline and rebound suggest pervasive epistasis. Evolution.

  • Trindade S, A Sousa, I Gordo*(2012) Antibiotic resistance and stress in the light of Fisher’s model. Evolution.

  • I Gordo, PRA Campos (2012) Evolution of clonal populations approaching a fitness peak. Biology letters.

  • Trindade S, Sousa A, Xavier KB, Dionisio F, Ferreira MG and I Gordo* (2009) Positive Epistasis Drives the Acquisition of Multidrug Resistance. PloS Genetics.

  • Perfeito L, Fernandes L, Mota C, and I Gordo* (2007) Adaptive mutations in bacteria: High rate and small effects. Science 317, 813–815.

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