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The absence of regulations for forensic professionals may degrade the judicial outputs’ quality and be detrimental to society. Also, professionalism and integrity must be ensured in forensic work, fostering public trust. We’ve proposed a Regulation of the Professional Practice of Forensic Specialists (10.3390/forensicsci2020031) and a Code of Ethics (10.3390/forensicsci3010013) to address both issues.

Moreover, a museum of a contemporary collection of identified human skeletons is being built. This will develop forensic sciences, providing invaluable data for identifying human remains, training future osteological and dental analysis experts, and developing identification methods.(e.g.,10.3390/forensicsci3030036)

Furthermore, since complex mathematical models are often complicated to implement by researchers without expert knowledge, we’ve developed formulas and web-based computer programs easy to use by the scientific community (e.g.,10.3390/sports7020031,10.3390/microorganisms8050745)


TOP PAPERS 2018-2023

Machado Brito-da-Costa, A., Martins, D., Rodrigues, D., Fernandes, L., Moura, R., & Madureira-Carvalho, Á. (2021). Ground Penetrating Radar for Buried Explosive Devices Detection: A Case Studies Review. In Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences (Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 559–578). Informa UK Limited.

Danko, D., Bezdan, D., Afshin, E. E., Ahsanuddin, S., Bhattacharya, C., Butler, D. J., Chng, K. R., Donnellan, D., Hecht, J., Jackson, K., Kuchin, K., Karasikov, M., Lyons, A., Mak, L., Meleshko, D., Mustafa, H., Mutai, B., Neches, R. Y., Ng, A., … Zubenko, S. (2021). A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance. In Cell (Vol. 184, Issue 13, pp. 3376-3393.e17). Elsevier BV.

Bego, T., Meseldžić, N., Prnjavorac, B., Prnjavorac, L., Marjanović, D., Azevedo, R., Pinto, E., Duro, M., Couto, C., & Almeida, A. (2022). Association of trace element status in COVID-19 patients with disease severity. In Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (Vol. 74, p. 127055). Elsevier BV.



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Research Fellowship

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Research Technician

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FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) FUNDED PROJECTS



Monteiro ASM, Carvalho DD, Azevedo R, Vilas-Boas JP, Zacca R, Fernandes R. (2020). Post-swim oxygen consumption: assessment methodologies and kinetics analysis. Physiol Meas. August 2020.

Almeida V, Constante D, Leite A, Almeida IF, Rocha JC, Sá R, Teixeira M, Teixeira A. (2020) Influence of disease phase on embitterment and emotional dysregulation in psoriatic patients. Psychol Health Med. 2020 Mar 27:1-18. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2020.1741655.

Cardoso HFV, Marinho L, Caldas IM, Puentes K, Andrade M, Toso A, Assis S, Magalhães T. (2020). Historical, demographic, curatorial and legal aspects of the BoneMedLeg human skeletal reference collection (Porto, Portugal). Anthropol Anz. 2020 Feb 13;77(1):57-73. doi: 10.1127/anthranz/2019/1023.

Dinis-Oliveira RJ, Magalhães T. (2020). Abuse of Licit and Illicit Psychoactive Substances in the Workplace: Medical, Toxicological, and Forensic Aspects. J Clin Med. 2020 Mar 12;9(3):770. doi: 10.3390/jcm9030770.

Zacca R, Azevedo R, Chainok P, Vilas-Boas JP, Castro FAS, Pyne DB, Fernandes RJ. (2020). Monitoring Age-Group Swimmers Over a Training Macrocycle: Energetics, Technique, and Anthropometrics. J Strength Cond Res. 2020 Mar;34(3):818-827. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002762.

Pinto JFFTO, Dores AAMDR, Geraldo APA, Peixoto BMRTB, Barbosa MFDS. (2020). Sensory Stimulation Programs in Dementia: a Systematic Review of Methods and Effectiveness. Expert Rev Neurother. 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2020.1825942.

Rescorla LA, Ivanova MY, Achenbach TM, Almeida V, Anafarta-Sendag M, Bite I, Caldas JC, Capps JW, Chen YC, Colombo P, da Silva Oliveira M, Dobrean A, Erol N, Frigerio A, Funabiki Y, Gedutienė R, Guðmundsson HS, Heo MQ, Kim YA, Lee TS, Leite M, Liu J, Markovic J, Misiec M, Müller M, Oh KJ, Portillo-Reyes V, Retz W, Sebre SB, Shi S, Sigurðardóttir SH, Šimulionienė R, Sokoli E, Milijasevic D, Zasępa E. (2020). Older adult psychopathology: international comparisons of self-reports, collateral reports, and cross-informant agreement. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Sep 4:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S1041610220001532.

Valente-Aguiar MS, Falcão AC, Magalhães T, Dinis-Oliveira RJ. (2020). Cadaveric ichthyofauna of the Madeira River in the Amazon basin: the myth of man-eating piranhas. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2020 Jun;16(2):345-351. doi: 10.1007/s12024-020-00221-8.



English affiliation:

- Associate Laboratory i4HB - Institute for Health and Bioeconomy, University Institute of Health Sciences - CESPU, 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal.

- UCIBIO - Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit, Forensics and Biomedical Sciences Research Laboratory, University Institute of Health Sciences (1H-TOXRUN, IUCS-CESPU), 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal.

Portuguese affiliation:

Laboratório Associado i4HB - Instituto de Saúde e Bioeconomia, Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde - CESPU, 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal.

- UCIBIO - Unidade de Biociências Moleculares Aplicadas, Laboratório de Investigação em Ciências Forenses e Biomédicas, Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (1H-TOXRUN, IUCS-CESPU), 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal.



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