Cátia José Neves got her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Biotechnology and her master’s degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. During her master’s thesis, she became keen on epigenetics when she implemented the diagnose of uniparental disomy for seven human chromosomes (at the Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal). Afterward, she worked on several projects on honeybee (at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal) and on the genomic basis of sex determination Amaranthus palmeri (at the Botanical Institute, University of Cologne, Germany). In 2021, Cátia received a PhD Fellowship at UCIBIO-NOVA. Her PhD project is entitled “Multi-Omics approach to understand Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, and she is interested in answering the following questions:
- How are the glyco-genes epigenetically regulated for different organs/cells?
- Are glyco-genes imprinted for different organs/cells?
- Have the mutations in glyco-genes impact in methylome and transcriptome?