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David Milhanas Henriques Norte

PhD candidate

D. Milhanas Henriques Norte MSc

A curious lover of all that there is to know. Fascinated by the evolution of life and selfish gene theory.

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One of the most dramatic changes in the evolution of life was the emergence of multicellularity, which led to larger and more complex life forms. It allowed organisms to evolve specialized cells and division of labor to become more efficient and functionally diverse. The advantages of multicellularity explain its many independent origins and the continuing diversification of multicellular animals, plants, fungi, and microbes. However, despite its ubiquity, we know very little about the dynamics and mechanisms of multicellular evolution.

Brief biography

Hailing from Caldas da Rainha, my academic career has led me to join universities and institutes in Lisbon, São Paulo, Phnom Penh, Paris, and Leiden.

PhD candidate

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden
  • IBL Microbial Sciences

Work address

Sylviusweg 72
2333 BE Leiden


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