Sofia has a MSc. in Microbiology and a PhD in Evolutionary Developmental Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway. During 2015-2018, she was postdoctoral research fellow at the ARC Centre for Coral Reef. Using genomic data, phylogenetics and other molecular tools, she is interested on the evolution of molecular mechanism of calcifying and developmental genes in sponges and corals. She is currently a Research Fellow adjunct in the Coral Genomics group, Deputy Coordinator of Ecological and Conservation Genetics course.

  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology, EvoDevo and Ecology.
  • Evolution of cell signalling pathways and transcription factors.
  • Molecular mechanisms of calcification in calcareous sponges.
  • Genomics, transcriptomics and bioinformatics.
  • 2018 to present - Ecological and Conservation Genetics Course Coordinator, College of Science and Engineering (Townsville)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Researcher Adjunct, College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences (Townsville)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Postdoctoral research fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Townsville)
  • 2014 - Postdoc, Sars Centre for Marine Molecula Biology (Bergen, Norway)
  • 2008 to 2014 - PhD candidate, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Bergen, Norway)
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