RESEARCH TOPICS

  • High throughput sequencing data analysis applied to: vegetal and animal breeding; biological control; biotic and abiotic stress
  • Structural Bioinformatics: molecular modeling and dynamics; drug design; structure-function relationship studies
  • Synthetic Biology: development, production and phasing-in of alternative and sustainable biofuels with emphasis on natural and synthetic systems; prospection and production of synthetic biopolymers from compounds isolated from the biodiversity, including spiders and amphibians
  • Bioprospection of bioactive molecules from organisms of the biodiversity
  • Genetic engineering: development of nuclease engineering to introduce alteration in specific regions of plant, animal and microorganism genomes; development of transgenic plants
  • Metabolic engineering development for soybean and other organisms to manipulate lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and metabolites