Rodrigo Mendes

Researcher Embrapa Environment

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Office of the Deputy Head of: Research and Development

Role: Deputy Head of Research Center

Date of Hire: 01/12/2010

Registration: 349701

Mini-curriculum


Rodrigo Mendes is the Head of Research and Development Department at Embrapa Environment, where works as researcher at the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology. He is also a lecturer and PhD supervisor at Agricultural Microbiology Graduate School of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated as agronomist from the University of Sao Paulo with specialization in Biotechnology, where developed his first research on interactions between microbial communities and plants (FAPESP grant). Conducted his PhD (CNPq and FAPESP grants) at the Department of Genetics of University of Sao Paulo, with a period as a guest researcher (CAPES grant) at the Laboratory of Phytopathology of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Worked as a researcher at CanaVialis/Monsanto on the sugarcane breeding program and as associated researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow - NWO grant) at the Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University. He was a visiting scientist at Lausanne University, Switzerland, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA, at the Rothamsted Research, UK, and a visiting professor at the Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, UK. Mendes is the executive secretary of the international research program "Back to the Roots" [http://backrootsproject.wix.com/backroots] and his research focuses on soil and plant microbial communities to understand how the rhizosphere microbiome promotes plant development and protection [http://rrmendess.wix.com/rdgmendeslab].

Education


1994 - 1996

Ensino Médio em

Escola Técnica Estadual Trajano Camargo

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Obtained year: 1996


1994 - 1997

Escola Técnica Estadual Trajano Camargo

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Obtained year: 1997


1998 - 2002

Graduação em Engenharia Agronômica

Universidade de São Paulo

Title: Fungos Endofíticos de Soja: isolamento, caracterização e avaliação da interação com o hospedeiro.

Obtained year: 2002

Advisor: Aline Aparecida Pizzirani-Kleiner


2003 - 2008

Doutorado em Agronomia (Genética e Melhoramento de Plantas)

Universidade de São Paulo

Title: Diversidade e caracterização genética de comunidades microbianas endofíticas associadas à cana-de-açúcar

Obtained year: 2008

Advisor: Aline Aparecida Pizzirani-Kleiner


2009 - 2010

Pós-Doutorado em

Wageningen University

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Obtained year: 2010


Areas of expertise


  1. Grande área: Biological Sciences / Área: Microbiology / Subárea: Microbiologia Agrícola
  2. Grande área: Biological Sciences / Área: Microbiology / Subárea: Molecular and Microorganism Genetics
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