Neus Martínez-Abadías

Neus Martínez-Abadías

Associate professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-3061-2123
Scopus Author ID: 9739700800
Researcher ID: H-2029-2015
Knowledge area: Antropologia Física

Contact Information
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Av. Diagonal, 643 2ª planta
934021460
neusmartinez(a)ub.edu

Teaching

Antropologia Biològica
Human Biodiversity I - Master Biological Anthropology
Human Biodiversity - Biology Degree
Anatomy - Biomedical Sciences Degree
Anàlisi Numèrica de la Diversitat Morfològica

Academic Training

Llicenciatura Biologia . Universitat de Barcelona . 01/02/2002 . (Diploma / Degree / Activities)
Postgrau de Comunicació Científica . Universitat Pompeu Fabra . 25/07/2003 . (Specialized Training)
Biologia Antropològica . Universitat de Barcelona . 19/12/2007 . (Ph.D.)
Màster Experimental . Universitat de Barcelona . 11/12/2006 . (Official Master)
Diploma d'Estudis Avançats . Universitat de Barcelona . 15/06/2005 . (Specialized Training)

Research interests

Facial, brain and genetic biomarkers to improve the diagnostic of neurodevelopmental diseases
Using mouse models to test mechanisms of human evolution
Methods to quantify gene expression patterns
Alterations to integrated development in Down syndrome

Projects

Hearts and limbs: Linking morphometrics with 3D analysis of gene expression patterns . 2013 - 2016 . Ref.327382 . Unió Europea . PI: Nieves Martinez Abadias
BRAINFACE. The brain or the face: the integration of two developing organs . 2016 - 2016 . Ref.SO CRG Awards 2015 - 0058 . Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica . PI: Nieves Martinez Abadias
Grup de Recerca en Antropologia Biològica (GREAB) . 2017 - 2021 . Ref.2017SGR1630 . Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) . PI: Maria Pilar Aluja París
Understanding Down syndrome as a neuro-skeletal disorder: towards integrated treatment of brain, bones and cognition . 2018 - 2020 . Ref.GV/B-328 . Fondation Jerome Lejeune . PI: Greetje Vande Velde
Improved clinical tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of schizophrenia: combining the potential of facial, brain and genetic biomarkers (BEGiN) . 2019 - 2022 . Ref.RTI2018-097845-J-I00 . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . PI: Nieves Martinez Abadias

Journal Publications

Martínez-Abadías, N.; Esparza, M.; Sjovold, T.; González-José, R.; Santos, M.; Hernández, M. (2009). Heritability of human cranial dimensions: comparing the evolvability of different cranial regions. Journal of Anatomy, 214, pp. 19 - 35 . ISSN: 0021-8782
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Esparza, M.; Sjovold, T.; González-José, R.; Santos, M.; Hernández, M.; Klingenberg, C.P. (2012). Pervasive genetic integration directs the evolution of human skull shape. Evolution, 66(4), pp. 1010 - 1023 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01496.x . ISSN: 0014-3820
Gómez-Valdés, J.; Hünemeier, T.; Quinto-Sánchez, M.; Paschetta, C.; de Azevedo, S.; González, M.F.; Martínez-Abadías, N.; Esparza, M.; Pucciarelli, H.M.; Salzano, F.M.; Bau, C.H.D.; Bortolini, M.C.; González-José, R. (2013). Lack of support for the association between facial shape and aggression: A reappraisal based on a worldwide population genetics perspective. PLoS One, 8(1), pp. 1 - 8 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1932-6203
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Mateu, R.; Niksic, M.; Russo, L.; Sharpe, J. (2016). Geometric Morphometrics on gene expression patterns within phenotypes: a case example on limb development. Systematic Biology, 65, pp. 194 - 211 . https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv067 . ISSN: 1063-5157
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Mateu, R.; Sastre, J.; Motch Perrine, S.; Yoon, S.; Robert-Moreno, A.; Swoger, J.; Russo, L.; Kawasaki, K.; Richtsmeier, J.; Sharpe, J. (2018). Quantification of Gene expression patterns to reveal the origins of abnormal morphogenesis. eLife(7), p. e3640 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2050-084X
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Heuzé, Y.; Wang, Y.; Jabs, E.W.; Aldridge, K.; Richtsmeier, J.T. (2011). FGF/FGFR signaling coordinates skull development by modulating magnitude of morphological integration: evidence from Apert syndrome mouse models. PLoS One, 6(10), p. e26425 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1932-6203
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Percival, C.; Aldridge, K.; Hill, C.A.; Ryan, T.; Sirivunnabood, S.; Wang, Y.; Jabs, E.W.; Richtsmeier, J.T. (2010). Beyond the closed suture in Apert mouse models: evidence of primary effects of FGFR2 signaling on facial shape at P0. Developmental Dynamics, 239, pp. 3058 - 3071 . ISSN: 1058-8388
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Motch, S.M.; Pankratz, T.L.; Wang, Y.; Aldridge, K.; Jabs, E.W.; Richtsmeier, J.T. (2013). Tissue-specific responses to aberrant FGF signaling in complex head phenotypes. Developmental Dynamics, 242, pp. 80 - 94 . ISSN: 1058-8388
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Holmes, G.; Pankratz, T.; Wang, Y.; Zhou, X.; Jabs, E.; Richtsmeier, J.T. (2013). From shape to cells: mouse models reveal mechanisms altering palate development in Apert syndrome. Disease Models & Mechanisms(6), pp. 768 - 779 . ISSN: 1754-8403
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Mitteroecker, P.; Parsons, T.E.; Esparza, M.; Sjovold, T.; Rolian, C.; Richtsmeier, J.T.; Hallgrimsson, B. (2012). The developmental basis of quantitative craniofacial variation in humans and mice. Evolutionary Biology, 39, pp. 554 - 567 . ISSN: 0071-3260

Others Publications

Martínez-Abadías N.; González-José R.; Hernández M. (2004). Evaluación del mestizaje en ciudad de México: morfometría geométrica craneofacial . In En Egocheaga J.E. (ed.): “Biología de poblaciones humanas: Diversidad, tiempo, espacio” . (pp. 581 - 590) . ISBN: 84-609-1519-0 .
Hernández M.; González-José R.; Martínez-Abadías N. (2006). Taxonomía de la diversitat biológica de las series craneales americanas. Aspectos metodológicos a partir de bancos de datos . In 2º Simposio Internacional: El hombre temprano en América. (Eds: Jiménez-López J.C.; Polaco O.J.; Martínez Sosa G.; Hernández Flores R.). . Volume. 1 . (pp. 117 - 138) . INAH .
Hernández, M.; González-José R.; Martínez-Abadías, N.; Esparza, M.; (2008). Variabilidad morfológica de tres grupos argentinos en el contexto del poblamiento americano. Aplicación de la morfometría geométrica (EDMA) . In En: Nieto Amada, JE., Obón Nogués JA, Baena Pinilla S Eds. 'Genes, ambiente y enfermedades en poblaciones humanas' . (pp. 541 - 550) . Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza . ISBN: 978-84-92521-49-4 .
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Esparza, M.; Sjovold, T.; Hallgrimsson, B. (2016). Chondrocranial growth, developmental integration and evolvability in the human skull . In Developmental approaches to human evolution . (pp. 17 - 34) . Wiley-Blackwell . ISBN: 9781118524688 .
Martínez-Abadías, N.; Gonzàlez, R.; Mateu, R.; Sastre, J.; Robert-Moreno, A.; Swoger, J.; Motch Perrine, S.M.; Kawasaki, K.; Richtsmeier J.; Sharpe, J. (2021). How gene expression can induce correlated changes in brain and skull systems . In Cellular Processes in Primate Evolution . Volume. In press . CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group .

Relevant Activities

Predoctoral de Recerca i Docència. Universitat de Barcelona
Beca postdoctoral Beatriu de Pinós - modalitat A
Beca postdoctoral Beatriu de Pinós - modalitat B
Beca postdoctoral Fundación Caja Madrid
Marie Curie IIF fellowship, FP7-PEOPLE-2012

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