Rodrigo Mendes

Researcher Embrapa Environment

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Office of the Deputy Head of: Research and Development

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Date of Hire: 01/12/2010

Registration: 349701

Mini-curriculum


Researcher at Embrapa Meio Ambiente and professor in the Graduate Program in Agricultural Microbiology at the University of São Paulo. Holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of São Paulo. He served as Head of Research and Development at Embrapa Meio Ambiente from 2015 to 2022 and has experience as a researcher or visiting scientist at CanaVialis/Monsanto (Brazil), Wageningen University (Netherlands), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (USA), University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Rothamsted Research (UK), and the University of Cambridge (UK). His research focuses on studying microbial communities in soil and plants, aiming to understand how the rhizosphere microbiome influences both plant growth and protection.

Education


1994 - 1996

Ensino Médio em

Escola Técnica Estadual Trajano Camargo

Obtained year: 1996


1994 - 1997

Escola Técnica Estadual Trajano Camargo

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

Obtained year: 2010


2022 - 2023

Pós-Doutorado em

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Obtained year: 2023


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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