Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Dora Sofia Martins Henriques

Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
ORCID: 0000-0001-7530-682X
Scopus Author ID: 55761737300


  • 2013 - 2018: Ph.D. scholarship SFRH/BD/84195/2012 , entitled “Genomic phylogeography and demographic history of the Iberian honeybee (Apis mellifera iberiensis)”
  • 2011 - 2013: Research grant integrated in the project PTDC/BIA-BEC/099640/2008, entitled “Patterns and processes of (neutral and adaptive) variation in the honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) in hybrid zone of t


  • 2018 - PhD. Molecular and Environmental Biology with specialization in Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • 2011 - MSc. in Biodiversity Genetic and Evolution, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2009 - First degree in Genetics and Biotecnology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2006 - Honorable mention for the best high school science Project in the field of aquatic-benthology, given by the North American Benthological Society
  • 2006 - 3rd place in the XXIV Juvenile encounter for Science, with the paper “Algas da Serrada Gardunha”, given by the organization committee
  • 2005 - 2rd place in the XXIII Juvenile encounter for Science, with the paper “Algas da Serrada Gardunha”, given by the organization committee
  • 2005 - 2rd place in the XXIII Juvenile encounter for Science, with the paper “Algas da Serrada Gardunha”, given by the organization committee
  • 2005 - 2rd place in the XXIII Juvenile encounter for Science, with the paper “Algas da Serrada Gardunha”, given by the organization committee


  • Population Genomics
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Honey bees
  • Bioinformatics


MITE - Varroa e vírus transmitidos: MonItorização de muTações e dEsenvolvimento de ferramentas moleculares inovadoras
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional 2023-2027
Principal Investigator:Dora Sofia Martins Henriques
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2024-06-30
Bee3Pomics - Omics insights into molecular effects of plant protection products in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
Funding body: FCT - RESTART
Principal Investigator:Dora Sofia Martins Henriques
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2024-06-30
BEEHAPPY - Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Health in the Azores: comparing ePidemiological Patterns in a unique natural laboratory
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020 - COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029871
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice Pinto
Start: 2018-06-01
End: 2022-05-31
BEEHOPE - Honeybee conservation centres in Western Europe - an innovative strategy using sustainable beekeeping to reduce honeybee decline
Funding body: ERA-NET
Reference: BiodivERsa/0002/2014
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice Pinto
Start: 2015-01-01
End: 2018-09-30

Total results: 34
Parejo M.,Alippi A.,Henriques D.,Bouga M.
Special issue on pests and pathogens in Apiculture: Navigating Old Challenges and Unveiling New Threats
Journal of Apicultural Research, 63, 219, 2024

Aguado-López D.,Bartolomé C.,Lopes A.R.,Henriques D.,Segura S.K.,Maside X.,Pinto M.A.,Higes M.,Martín-Hernández R.
Frequent Parasitism of Apis mellifera by Trypanosomatids in Geographically Isolated Areas with Restricted Beekeeping Movements
Microbial Ecology, 86, 2655-2665, 2023

Yadró C.A.,Lopes A.R.,Henriques D.,Musin E.,Wegener J.,Pinto M.A.
Genomic DNA extraction from honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen spermathecal content
Journal of Apicultural Research, , 2023

Lopes A.R.,Martín-Hernández R.,Higes M.,Segura S.K.,Henriques D.,Pinto M.A.
First detection of Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) of the Macaronesian archipelago of Madeira
Journal of Apicultural Research, 62, 514-517, 2023

García C.A.Y.,Rodrigues P.J.,Tofilski A.,Elen D.,McCormak G.P.,Oleksa A.,Henriques D.,Ilyasov R.,Kartashev A.,Bargain C.,Fried B.,Pinto M.A.
Using the Software DeepWings© to Classify Honey Bees across Europe through Wing Geometric Morphometrics
Insects, 13, , 2022

Jabal-Uriel C.,Barrios L.,Bonjour-Dalmon A.,Caspi-Yona S.,Chejanovsly N.,Erez T.,Henriques D.,Higes M.,Le Conte Y.,Lopes A.R.,Meana A.,Pinto M.A.,Reyes-Carreño M.,Soroker V.,Martín-Hernández R.
Epidemiology of the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in Four Mediterranean Countries
Insects, 13, , 2022

Lopes A.R.,Martín-Hernández R.,Higes M.,Segura S.K.,Henriques D.,Pinto M.A.
Colonisation Patterns of Nosema ceranae in the Azores Archipelago
Veterinary Sciences, 9, , 2022

Quaresma A.,Henriques D.,Godinho J.,Maside X.,Bortolotti L.,Pinto M.A.
Invasion genetics of the Asian hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax in Southern Europe
Biological Invasions, 24, 1479-1494, 2022

Henriques D.,Costa C.,Rufino J.,Pinto M.A.
The mitochondrial genome of Apis mellifera siciliana
Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 7, 828-830, 2022

Henriques D.,Lopes A.R.,Chejanovsky N.,Dalmon A.,Higes M.,Jabal-Uriel C.,Le Conte Y.,Reyes-Carreño M.,Soroker V.,Martín-Hernández R.,Pinto M.A.
Mitochondrial and nuclear diversity of colonies of varying origins: contrasting patterns inferred from the intergenic tRNAleu-cox2 region and immune SNPs
Journal of Apicultural Research, 61, 305-308, 2022

Henriques D.,Lopes A.R.,Chejanovsky N.,Dalmon A.,Higes M.,Jabal-Uriel C.,Le Conte Y.,Reyes-Carreño M.,Soroker V.,Martín-Hernández R.,Pinto M.A.
A SNP assay for assessing diversity in immune genes in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.)
Scientific Reports, 11, , 2021

Bouga M.,Parejo M.,Alippi A.M.,Bobis O.,Brodschneider R.,Chantawannakul P.,Corby-Harris V.,Dahle B.,Dimou M.,Gajda A.,Henriques D.,Kandemir I.,Pickard R.,Rangel J.,Soroker V.,Stevanovic J.
The 60th volume of the Journal of Apicultural Research - a look into the past and future
Journal of Apicultural Research, 60, 639-643, 2021

Henriques D.,Lopes A.R.,Ferrari R.,Neves C.J.,Quaresma A.,Browne K.A.,McCormack G.P.,Pinto M.A.
Can introgression in M-lineage honey bees be detected by abdominal colour patterns?
Apidologie, 51, 583-593, 2020

Groeneveld L.F.,Kirkerud L.A.,Dahle B.,Sunding M.,Flobakk M.,Kjos M.,Henriques D.,Pinto M.A.,Berg P.
Conservation of the dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera): Estimating C-lineage introgression in Nordic breeding stocks
Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica A: Animal Sciences, 69, 157-168, 2020

Ferreira H.,Henriques D.,Neves C.J.,Machado C.A.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Francoy T.M.,Pinto M.A.
Historical and contemporaneous human-mediated processes left a strong genetic signature on honey bee populations from the Macaronesian archipelago of the Azores
Apidologie, 51, 316-328, 2020

Parejo M.,Wragg D.,Henriques D.,Charrière J.D.,Estonba A.
Digging into the genomic past of Swiss honey bees by whole-genome sequencing museum specimens
Genome Biology and Evolution, 12, 2535-2551, 2020

Browne K.A.,Hassett J.,Geary M.,Moore E.,Henriques D.,Soland-Reckeweg G.,Ferrari R.,Mac Loughlin E.,O’Brien E.,O’Driscoll S.,Young P.,Pinto M.A.,McCormack G.P.
Investigation of free-living honey bee colonies in Ireland
Journal of Apicultural Research, 60, 229-240, 2020

Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Neves C.J.,Henriques D.,Pinto M.A.
A note to transfer a generic database pseudocode for storing chronological data from research in apiaries
Journal of Apicultural Research, 58, 486-488, 2019

Henriques D.,Chávez-Galarza J.,Quaresma A.,Neves C.J.,Lopes A.R.,Costa C.,Costa F.O.,Rufino J.,Pinto M.A.
From the popular tRNAleu-COX2 intergenic region to the mitogenome: insights from diverse honey bee populations of Europe and North Africa
Apidologie, 50, 215-229, 2019

Henriques D.,Wallberg A.,Chávez-Galarza J.,Johnston J.S.,Webster M.T.,Pinto M.A.
Whole genome SNP-associated signatures of local adaptation in honeybees of the Iberian Peninsula
Scientific Reports, 8, , 2018

Henriques D.,Browne K.A.,Barnett M.W.,Parejo M.,Kryger P.,Freeman T.C.,Muñoz I.,Garnery L.,Highet F.,Jonhston J.S.,McCormack G.P.,Pinto M.A.
High sample throughput genotyping for estimating C-lineage introgression in the dark honeybee: An accurate and cost-effective SNP-based tool
Scientific Reports, 8, , 2018

Henriques D.,Parejo M.,Vignal A.,Wragg D.,Wallberg A.,Webster M.T.,Pinto M.A.
Developing reduced SNP assays from whole-genome sequence data to estimate introgression in an organism with complex genetic patterns, the Iberian honeybee (Apis mellifera iberiensis)
Evolutionary Applications, 11, 1270-1282, 2018

Parejo M.,Henriques D.,Pinto M.A.,Soland-Reckeweg G.,Neuditschko M.
Empirical comparison of microsatellite and SNP markers to estimate introgression in Apis mellifera mellifera
Journal of Apicultural Research, 57, 504-506, 2018

Parejo M.,Wragg D.,Henriques D.,Vignal A.,Neuditschko M.
Genome-wide scans between two honeybee populations reveal putative signatures of human-mediated selection
Animal Genetics, 48, 704-707, 2017

Chávez-Galarza J.,Garnery L.,Henriques D.,Neves C.J.,Loucif-Ayad W.,Jonhston J.S.,Pinto M.A.
Mitochondrial DNA variation of Apis mellifera iberiensis: further insights from a large-scale study using sequence data of the tRNAleu-cox2 intergenic region
Apidologie, 48, 533-544, 2017

Chávez-Galarza J.,Henriques D.,Johnston J.S.,Carneiro M.,Rufino J.,Patton J.C.,Pinto M.A.
Revisiting the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) contact zone: Maternal and genome-wide nuclear variations provide support for secondary contact from historical refugia
Molecular Ecology, 24, 2973-2992, 2015

Muñoz I.,Henriques D.,Johnston J.S.,Chávez-Galarza J.,Kryger P.,Pinto M.A.
Reduced SNP panels for genetic identification and introgression analysis in the dark honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera)
PLoS ONE, 10, , 2015

Pinto M.A.,Henriques D.,Chávez-Galarza J.,Kryger P.,Garnery L.,Van Der Zee R.,Dahle B.,Soland-Reckeweg G.,De La Rúa P.,Dall'Olio R.,Carreck N.L.,Johnston J.S.
Genetic integrity of the Dark European honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) from protected populations: A genome-wide assessment using SNPs and mtDNA sequence data
Journal of Apicultural Research, 53, 269-278, 2014

Chávez-Galarza J.,Henriques D.,Johnston J.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Patton J.C.,Muñoz I.,De La Rúa P.,Pinto M.A.
Signatures of selection in the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) revealed by a genome scan analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms
Molecular Ecology, 22, 5890-5907, 2013

Pinto M.A.,Henriques D.,Neto M.,Guedes H.,Muñoz I.,Azevedo J.C.,De La Rúa P.
Maternal diversity patterns of Ibero-Atlantic populations reveal further complexity of Iberian honeybees
Apidologie, 44, 430-439, 2013