Genome wide mapping of peptidases in Rhodnius prolixus: Identification of protease gene duplications, horizontally transferred proteases and analysis of peptidase a1 structures, with considerations on their role in the evolution of hematophagy in triatomi
Erratum: Genome of Rhodnius prolixus, an insect vector of Chagas disease, reveals unique adaptations to hematophagy and parasite infection (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2015) 112 (14936-14941) DOI 10.107
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2016) 113(10)
Bruno Gomes graduated from the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (Portugal) in 2006 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biology. As an undergraduate, BG developed a major interest in biodiversity and evolutionary genetics so he carry a research project in genetics of coat colour in dogs and wolves with Raquel Godinho (CIBIO-UP, PT). This breadth of experience resulted in a successful application to work in João Pinto’s research group (CMDT/IHMT, PT) working on mosquito evolution and systematics where BG started a doctoral project in 2008 about ecology and genetics of the mosquito Culex pipiens. This project provides BG’s first international research experience as a visitor to the laboratory of Martin J. Donnelly (LSTM, UK). After the conclusion of the doctorate, BG was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Fernando Genta (Fiocruz/IOC, BR) working in functional genomics, specifically, evolution of digestive processes in sand flies and kissing bugs (both vectors of neglected tropical diseases). This project allowed him to join two genome annotation consortiums. In May 2015, BG joined LSTM (UK) as a post-doctoral research assistant working in insecticide resistance of sand flies in Indian subcontinent (David Weetman’s group until 2016) and in insecticide resistance of Aedes aegypti (Lisa Reimer’s group).