Care was taken to form groups balanced in terms of the students' educational background. This encouraged students to help one another.

All students

António Miguel Guarida Pires Rosa Prôa


Miguel graduated in Biology from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2005. In September 2008 he joined the PhD Programme in Computational Biology (PDBC) at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal. From November 2009 Miguel was a doctoral student supervised by Prof. Paul O'Higgins and Dr Leandro Monteiro at the Functional Morphology and Evolution Research Unit, The Hull York Medical School, The University of York. He was awarded his PhD degree in October 2013.

PhD Project

Supervisor: Prof Paul O'Higgins

Cosupervisor: Dr Leandro Monteiro

Laboratory: The Hull York Medical School, University of York

University: University of Hull


Cranial Form Evolution and Functional Adaptations to Diet among Papionins: A Comparative Study combining Quantitative Genetics, Geometric Morphometrics and Finite Element Analysis. HYMS University of York (2013) pp.317.


Prôa, M., O'Higgins, P. & Monteiro, L.R. Type I error rates for testing genetic drift with phenotypic covariance matrices: A simulation study. Evolution (2013) 67(1), 185-195.