Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London


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Leandro Rodrigues Santiago PhD student

I am a PhD student interested in the molecular-genetic mechanisms of ageing. My research project focus on identifying genes responsible for regulating intra-specific differences in lifespan across a broad range of species of social insects.

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Research interests

    • Genome evolution
    • Population and comparative genomics
    • Transcriptomics
    • Genetics of ageing

Skills and Experiences

    • Bioinformatics and R
    • Teaching experience at Queen Mary University of London (2014'2018) and at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010'2013)

Publications

  1. Genes and genomic processes underpinning the social lives of ants. 2018. Emeline Favreau, Carlos Martínez-Ruiz, LeandroRodrigues Santiago, Robert L. Hammond, Yannick Wurm. Current Opinion in Insect Science, doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.12.001.
  2. Population structuring of the ubiquitous stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula in southern Brazil as revealed by microsatellite and mitochondrial markers. 2017. Flávio O. Francisco, Leandro R. Santiago, Yuri M. Mizusawa, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Maria C. Arias. Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12371.
  3. Genetic structure of island and mainland populations of a Neotropical bumble bee species. 2016. Flávio O. Francisco, Leandro R. Santiago, Yuri M. Mizusawa, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Maria C. Arias. Journal of Insect Conservation, doi: 10.1007/s10841-016-9872-z.
  4. Genetic variability in captive populations of the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula. 2016. Leandro R. Santiago, Flávio O. Francisco, Rodolfo Jaffé, Maria C. Arias. Genetica, doi: 10.1007/s10709-016-9908-z.
  5. Diploid males of Scaptotrigona depilis are able to join reproductive aggregations (Apidae, Meliponini). 2015. Ayrton Vollet-Neto, Charles Fernando dos Santos, Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Denise de Araujo Alves , Júlia Pinheiro de Figueiredo, Marino Nanzer, Maria Cristina Arias, Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, doi: 10.3897/jhr.42.4769.
  6. Monogamy in large bee societies: a stingless paradox. 2014. Rodolfo Jaffé, Fabiana C. Pioker-Hara, Charles F. dos Santos, Leandro R. Santiago, Denise A. Alves, Astrid de M. P. Kleinert, Tiago M. Francoy, Maria C. Arias, Vera L. Imperatriz-Fonseca. Naturwissenschaften, doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1149-3.
  7. Isolation and characterization of ten microsatellite loci in stingless bee Trigona spinipes (Apidae: Meliponini). 2014. Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Fabiana Curtopassi Pioker-Hara, Flávio de Oliveira Francisco, Rute Magalhães Brito, Paulo Henrique Pereira Gonçalves, Alayne Magalhães Trindade Domingues-Yamada, Maria Cristina Arias. Entomological Science, doi: 10.1111/ens.12095.
  8. Hybridization and asymmetric introgression between Tetragonisca angustula and Tetragonisca fiebrigi. 2014. Flávio O. Francisco, Leandro R. Santiago, Rute M. Brito, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Maria C. Arias. Apidologie, doi: 10.1007/s13592-013-0224-7.
  9. Molecular genetic diversity in populations of the stingless bee Plebeia remota: A case study. 2013. Flávio de Oliveira Francisco, Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Maria Cristina Arias. Genetics and Molecular Biology, doi: 10.1590/S1415-47572013000100017.
  10. Very low mitochondrial variability in a stingless bee endemic to cerrado. 2013. Rute Magalhães Brito, Flávio de Oliveira Francisco, Elaine Françoso, Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Maria Cristina Arias. Genetics and Molecular Biology, doi: 10.1590/S1415-47572013000100018.
  11. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2013–31 March 2013. 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, M. C. Arias, Christiane Atteke, S. C. Augusto, J. Bailey, Pilar Bazaga, Luciano B. Beheregaray, Laure Benoit, Rumsaïs Blatrix, Céline Born, R. M. Brito, Hai-kui Chen, Sara Covarrubias, Clara de Vega, Champlain Djiéto-Lordon, Marie-Pierre Dubois, F. O. Francisco, Cristina García, P. H. P. Gonçalves, Clementina González, Carla Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Michael P. Hammer, Carlos M. Herrera, H. Itoh, S. Kamimura, H. Karaoglu, S. Kojima, Shou-Li Li, Hannah J. Ling, Pável F. Matos-Maraví, Doyle McKey, Judicaël Mezui-M'Eko, Juan Francisco Ornelas, R. F. Park, María I. Pozo, Satu Ramula, Cristina Rigueiro, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo, L. R. Santiago, Miyuki M. Seino, Chang-Bing Song, H. Takeshima, Anti Vasemägi, C. R. Wellings, Ji Yan, Du Yu-Zhou, Chang-Rong Zhang, Tian-Yun Zhang. Molecular Ecology Resources, doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12121.
  12. Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the wasp Mischocyttarus cassununga. 2012. A. N. Alves, E. A. Françoso, F. O. Francisco, L. R. Santiago, L. A. Vilas-Boas, C. F. Ruas, M. C. Arias, S. H. Sofia. Insectes Sociaux, doi: 10.1007/s00040-012-0253-7 .
  13. Microsatellite loci for the carpenter bee Xylocopa frontalis (Apidae, Xylocopini). 2012. Solange Cristina Augusto, Paulo Henrique Pereira Gonçalves, Flávio de Oliveira Francisco, Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Elaine Aparecida Françoso, Karen Mayumi Suzuki, Silvia Helena Sofia, Zilá Luz Paulino Simões, Maria Cristina Arias. Conservation Genetics Resources, doi: 10.1007/s12686-011-9536-y.
  14. Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci in the stingless bee Plebeia remota (Apidae: Meliponini). 2011. F. O. Francisco, R. M. Brito, L. R. Santiago, P. H. P. Gonçalves, F. C. Pioker, A. M. T. Domingues-Yamada, M. C. Arias. Conservation Genetics Resources, doi: 10.1007/s12686-010-9369-o.
  15. The bee fauna from Parque Municipal da Cachoeirinha (Iporá, Goiás state, Brazil). 2009. Leandro Rodrigues Santiago, Rute Magalhães Brito, Thiago Mahlmann Vitoriano Lopes Muniz, Favízia Freitas de Oliveira, Flávio de Oliveira Francisco. Biota Neotropica, doi: 10.1590/S1676-06032009000300034.

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