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María Fernández Míguez

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research background involves the use of molecular techniques to improve 1) the management of European hake fish stocks, by phylogenetic reconstruction and taxonomy; and 2) the cultivation of Atlantic cod and egg quality determination.

I am currently working in the Environmental Toxicology group as a part of the ToxiGen project. My role in this project is mainly related to the analysis of endocrine disruption in maturing fish adults, using exiting samples of polar cod and ex vivo and in vitro experiments on cod species in combination with omics-based techniques.

2023. Fernández-Míguez, M., Pita, A., Gomez, A., & Presa, P. Temporal uncoupling between demographic and genetic metrics in fisheries assessment: the European hake case study. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1214469

2023. Bogevik A.S., Puvanendran V., Vorkamp, K., Burgerhout E., Hansen, Ø., Fernández-Míguez, M., Krasnov A., Afanasyev S., Høst V.1 Ytteborg E. (6/10). Long-Term Influence of PCB- and PBDE-Spiked Microplastic Spheres Fed through Rotifers to Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) Larvae. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 24(12), 10326; DOI: 10.3390/ijms241210326

2023. MLINGI, Frank Thomas, et al. Reproductive biology of farmed lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus): Gonadal development and associated profiles of selected endocrine factors. bioRxiv, 2023, p. 2023.06. 16.545335. DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.16.545335

2023. Fernández-Míguez, M.; Puvanendran, V.; Burgerhout, E.; Presa, P.; Tveiten, H.; Vorkamp, K.; Hansen, Ø.J.; Johansson, G.S.; Bogevik, A.S. (1/9). Effects of weathered polyethylene microplastic ingestion on sexual maturation, fecundity and egg quality in maturing broodstock Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Environmental Pollution. 121053. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.121053

2022. Pita, A.*, Fernández-Míguez, M.*; Presa, P. (1*/3). EST-Microsatellite Types and Structural Scenarios in European Hake Fisheries. Animals, MDPI. 12(11), 1462. DOI: 10.3390/ani12111462

2021. Pérez, M.; Fernández-Míguez, M.; Matallanas, J.; Lloris, D.; Presa, P. (2/5). Phylogenetic prospecting for cryptic species of the genus Merluccius (Actinopterygii: Merlucciidae). Scientific Reports. 11, 5929. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-85008-9.