The scorpion team:

PhD students

Pedro CoelhoPedro Coelho

Pedro is now a PhD student, working on scorpion locomotion. As an MSc student, he worked on the genetics of the scorpions of the genus Androctonus.


Yuri Simone

Yuri Simone

Yuri has finished his MSc on the biomechanics of scorpion pincers, and is now continuing his research as a PhD student.


Pedro SousaPedro Sousa

Pedro has finished his PhD on the systematics and biogeography of scorpions of the Mediterranean area.In his work, Pedro combines morphological research with molecular phylogenetics and biogeography.

MSc Students

Mykola_RaskoMykola Rasko

Mykola has finished his MSc on venom metering in scorpions, and other aspects of how scorpions get the venom into their attackers.


Ana_NetoAna Neto

Ana is studying scorpion locomotion using high-speed video. She is comparing the locomotion of different scorpion species.


Diana PedrosoDiana Pedroso

Diana finished her MSc on the scorpions of the genus Buthus. Her main interest is genetics and molecular systematics.