CV Marcos Ramos



  Marcos Ramos

  Investigador principal

  Doutorado em Genética e Melhoramento Animal

  Iowa State University, USA


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Education and Training

Ph.D. degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics, minor degree in Statistics, Iowa State University, USA (2006).

Master of Science (M.S) degree in Animal Production, UTAD, Portugal (2002)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Animal Science, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal (1998)

Research and Professional Experience

January 2015 – Present: Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator in Animal Genomics and Bioinformatics, CEBAL (Centro de Biotecnologia Agrária e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo), Beja,Portugal

July 2013 – December 2014: Investigator FCT

INIAV (National Institute for Agriculture and Veterinary Research), Oeiras, Portugal

September 2010 – August 2012: Scientist

Department of Bioinformatics, Keygene NV, Netherlands

March 2008 – August 2010: Marie Curie fellow

Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, Netherlands

July 2006 – February 2008: Post-doctoral fellow

Department of Animal Science and Center for Animal Functional Genomics, Michigan State University, USA

July 2002 – June 2006: PhD student

Department of Animal Science and Center for Integrated Animal Genomics, Iowa State University, USA

January 1998 – June 2002: Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Animal Science, UTAD, Portugal

Current interests of research

Animal and plant breeding genetics and genomics, including bioinformatics, biostatistics and molecular genetics. Application of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of next generation sequencing data, to decipher the genetic regulation of complex traits of economic importance in animals and plants.

Selected Publications


RAMOS, A.M., ROTHSCHILD, M.F. (2006). CSTF1 and C20orf43 markers for meat quality and growth rate in animals.

ROTHSCHILD, M.F., RAMOS, A.M., KIM, K.S. (2005). Fine mapping of chromosome 17 quantitative trait loci and use of same for marker assisted selection.

Papers in peer reviewed journals

TRUONG, H.T., RAMOS, A.M., YALCIN, F., RUITER, M., VAN BERLOO, R., HOGERS, R., VAN ENCKEVORT, J., JANSSEN, A., VAN ORSOUW, N., VAN EIJK, M. , 2012. Sequence-based genotyping for marker discovery and co-dominant scoring in germplasm and populations. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37565

RAMOS, A.M., DUIJVESTEIJN, N., KNOL, E.F., MERKS, J.W.M., BOVENHUIS, H., CROOIJMANS, R.P.M.A., GROENEN, M.A.M., HARLIZIUS, B., 2011. The proximal region of porcine chromosome 6 is involved in the regulation of skatole levels in boars. BMC Genetics 12, 35.

RAMOS, A.M., MEGENS, H.J., CROOIJMANS, R.P., GROENEN, M.A., 2011. Identification of high utility SNPs for breed assignment and traceability purposes using next generation sequencing technology. Animal Genetics 42(6), 613-620.

STEIBEL, J.P., BATES, R.O., ROSA, G.J.M., TEMPELMAN, R.J., RILINGTON, V.D., RAGAVENDRAN, A., RANEY, N.E., RAMOS, A.M., CARDOSO, F.F., EDWARDS, D.B., ERNST, C.W., 2011. Genome-wide linkage analysis of global gene expression in loin muscle tissue identifies putatively cis-acting candidate genes in pigs. PLoS ONE 6(2), e16766.

HU, Z.L., RAMOS, A.M., HUMPHRAY, S.J., ROGERS, J., REECY, J.M., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., 2011. Use of genome sequence information for meat quality trait QTL mining for causal genes and mutations on pig chromosome 17. Frontiers in Genetics 2, 43.

RAMOS, A.M., CROOIJMANS, R.P., AFFARA, N.A., AMARAL, A.J., ARCHIBALD, A.L., BEEVER, J.E., BENDIXEN, C., CHURCHER, C., CLARK, R., DEHAIS, P., HANSEN, M.S., HEDEGAARD, J., HU, Z.L., KERSTENS, H.H., LAW, A.S., MEGENS, H.J., MILAN, D., NONNEMAN, D.J., ROHRER, G.A., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., SMITH, T.P., SCHNABEL, R.D., VAN TASSELL, C.P., TAYLOR, J.F., WIEDMANN, R.T., SCHOOK, L.B., GROENEN, M.A., 2009. Design of a high density SNP genotyping assay in the pig using SNPs identified and characterized by next generation sequencing technology. PLoS ONE 4(8), e6524.

RAMOS, A. M., BASTIAANSEN, J. B., PLASTOW, G.S., ROTHSCHILD, M. F., 2009. Genes located on a SSC17 meat quality QTL region are associated with growth in outbred pig populations. Animal Genetics 40, 774-778.

RAMOS, A.M., MATOS, C.A.P., RUSSO-ALMEIDA, P.A., BETTENCOURT, C.M.V., MATOS, J., MARTINS, A., PINHEIRO, C., RANGEL-FIGUEIREDO, T., 2009. Candidate genes for milk production traits in Portuguese dairy sheep. Small Ruminant Research 82, 117-121

STEIBEL, J.P., WYSOCKI, M., LUNNEY, J.K., RAMOS, A.M., HU, Z., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., ERNST, C.W., 2009. Validation of the swine protein-annotated oligonucleotide microarray. Animal Genetics 40, 883-893.

RAMOS, A.M., GLENN, K.L., SERENIUS, T.V., STALDER, K.J., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., 2008. Genetic markers for the production of US Country Hams. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 125, 1-10.

RAMOS, A.M., HELM, J., SHERWOOD, J., ROCHA, D., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., 2006. Mapping of 21 genetic markers to a QTL region for meat quality on pig chromosome 17. Animal Genetics 37, 296-297.

SANCRISTOBAL, M., CHEVALET, C., HALEY, C.S., JOOSTEN, R., RATTINK, A.P., HARLIZIUS, B., GROENEN, M.A., AMIGUES, Y., BOSCHER, M.Y., RUSSELL, G., LAW, A., DAVOLI, R., RUSSO, V., DESAUTES, C., ALDERSON, L., FIMLAND, E., BAGGA, M., DELGADO, J.V., VEGA-PLA, J.L., MARTINEZ, A.M., RAMOS, A.M., GLODEK, P., MEYER, J.N., GANDINI, G.C., MATASSINO, D., PLASTOW, G.S., SIGGENS, K.W., LAVAL, G., ARCHIBALD, A.L., MILAN, D., HAMMOND, K., CARDELLINO, R., 2006. Genetic diversity within and between European pig breeds using microsatellite markers. Animal Genetics 37, 189-198.

OTIENO, C.J., BASTIAANSEN, J., RAMOS, A.M., KIM, J.J., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., 2005. Mapping and association studies of diabetes related genes in the pig. Animal Genetics 36, 36-42.

MATEUS, J.C., PENEDO, M.C., ALVES, V.C., RAMOS, A.M., RANGEL-FIGUEIREDO, T., 2004. Genetic diversity and differentiation in Portuguese cattle breeds using microsatellites. Animal Genetics 35, 106-113.

RAMOS, A.M., MESTRE, R., GOUVEIA, S., EVANS, G., ZHANG, Y., CARDOSO, A., ROTHSCHILD, M.F., PLASTOW, G., RANGEL-FIGUEIREDO, T., 2003. Use of Type I DNA markers for initial genetic characterization of two Portuguese swine breeds. Archivos de Zootecnia 52, 255-264.

Book Chapters

ERNST, C.W., RAMOS, A.M., 2009. Pig. In “Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Animals” Eds. Cockett, N.E., Kole, C., Springer, New York, USA, pp. 257-268.

RAMOS, A. M., DELGADO, J. V., RANGEL-FIGUEIREDO, T., MATOS, J., BARBA, C., CUMBRERAS, M., 1999. Genotypic and allelic frequencies of the RYR1 locus in the Manchado de Jabugo pig breed. In “Quality of meat and fat as affected by genetics and nutrition”, Eds. Wenk, C., Fernandez, J. A. and Dupuis, M., Wageningen Pers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 175-178.

Selected Oral Presentation

RAMOS, A.M., 2016. Development of genetic markers for economically important traits in the Alentejano pig. 2016 X Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources, Castelo Branco, Portugal, 15-17 September

RAMOS, A.M., GENOSUBER CONSORTIUM, 2016. The draft assembly and annotation of the cork oak (Quercus suber L.) genome. 5th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 18-19 February

RAMOS, A.M., 2015. Genetic biomarkers for the traceability of animal products. 1st National Symposium “Biomarkers in Animal Science and Veterinary Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Évora, Portugal, 31 March

RAMOS, A.M., GENOSUBER CONSORTIUM, 2015. The draft assembly and annotation of the cork oak (Quercus suber L.) genome. Fisiologia Vegetal, XXI Meeting of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology, XIV Iberian Meeting of Plant Physiology, Toledo, Spain, 14-17 June

RAMOS, A.M., 2013. Challenges and opportunities for characterization of the Portuguese livestock breeds using high throughput sequencing and genotyping technology. Indigenous Genetic Resources for Sustainable Animal Production Seminar, Santarém, Portugal, 3-4 May

RAMOS, A.M., 2012. Characterization of indigenous genetic resources using high throughput sequencing and genotyping technology. VIII Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources. Évora, Portugal, 13-15 September

Selected Posters in Conferences

GASPAR, D., MEIRELES, B., USIÉ, A., BARBOSA, P., SCOTTI, P., SEMEDO, J., PAIS, I., MAÇÃS, B., ALMEIDA, A., COSTA, R., COUTINHO, J., PINHEIRO, N., MATOS, J., SIMÕES, F., MENDONÇA, D., GUIMARÃES, J., RAMOS, A.M., 2017. Comparative analysis of transcriptional response to heat stress in two durum wheat (Triticum durum) varieties. 6th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 22-24 February

MEIRELES, B., GASPAR, D., USIÉ, A., BARBOSA, P., SCOTTI, P., SEMEDO, J., PAIS, I., MAÇÃS, B., ALMEIDA, A., COSTA, R., COUTINHO, J., PINHEIRO, N., MATOS, J., SIMÕES, F., MENDONÇA, D., GUIMARÃES, J., RAMOS, A.M., 2017. Identification of miRNAs related with the response to heat stress in two Triticum durum varieties. 6th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 22-24 February

BARROS, P.M., BARBOSA, P., USIÉ, A., OLIVEIRA, M.M., PESQUITA, C., RAMOS, A.M., 2017. Alternative splicing detection across different tissues in cork oak. 6th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 22-24 February 

BARBOSA, P., LEÃO, C., USIÉ, A., CHAVES, I., AMARO, A., BOTELHO, A., PINTO, C., STEVENSON, K., INÁCIO, J., RAMOS, A.M., 2016. Genome wide comparison between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis non-pigmented and pigmented isolates. 5th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 18-19 February

GASPAR, D., TRINDADE, C., USIÉ, A., BARBOSA, P., FORTES, A., PESQUITA, C., COSTA, R., RAMOS, A.M., 2016. Characterization of the maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) transcriptome in the response to infection with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the causal agent of pine wilt disease. 5th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 18-19 February

USIÉ, A., SIMÕES, F., BARBOSA, P., MEIRELES, B., CHAVES, I., ALMEIDA, M.H., MATOS, J., RAMOS, A.M., 2016. Comprehensive analysis of the cork oak (Quercus suber) transcriptome involved in the regulation of bud sprouting and foliar development. 5th Bioinformatics Open Days, Braga, Portugal, 18-19 February


RAMOS, A. M., 2006. Molecular dissection of genomic regions influencing important economic traits in the pig. PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 137 p.

RAMOS, A. M., 2002. Effect of the prolactin, ß-lactoglobulin and αs1casein variants on milk production traits of three Portuguese sheep breeds. Master Thesis, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 103 p.

RAMOS, A. M., 1998. Analysis of polymorphisms at the αs1casein locus in the Serra da Estrela sheep breed. Final Undergraduate Report, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 61 p.

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