Gabriela Gomes graduated in Applied Mathematics from the University of Porto in 1987, and completed her MSc and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
In 1999, she was awarded a Wellcome Research in Medecine Training Fellowship in Mathematical Biology. In 2002, established her independent group at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, in Portugal, initially supported by a Marie Curie Excellence Grant, with a spectrum of projects ranging from fundamental mathematical concepts to management of population and ecosystem health, public engagement in science and development of research infrastructures. Since 2015, she has a joint appointment between the Research in Medecine Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
She held visiting positions at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University., and at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sao Paulo.
Research in Medecine:
Development of general formalisms to account for cohort selection in population studies.
Assessment of Wolbachia effects in insect populations.
Assessment of vaccines in vertebrate populations.
Past PhD Students:
Martyn Parker, Forced symmetry-breaking of Euclidean-equivariant partial differential equations, pattern formation and Turing instabilities. University of Warwick, 2003 (in joint supervision with Ian Stewart).
Paula Patricio Rodrigues, Modeling tuberculosis: A compromise between biological realism and mathematical tractability. Universidade de Lisboa, 2009 (in joint supervision with Carlota Rebelo).
Ricardo Aguas, The versatility of mathematical models: From biological mechanisms to epidemiological scenarios. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2010.
Stefan Wieland, Dynamics and steady-state properties of adaptive networks. Universidade de Lisboa (in joint supervision with Ana Nunes).
Sander van Noort, Participatory surveillance and mathematical models in epidemiologic research: Successes and challenges. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2014.
Caetano Souto-Maior, Model-based inferences in host-pathogen-symbiont interactions: implications for the design of experimental and observational studies. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2017.
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Mathematical Biology and Journal of Theoretical Biology