Profª. Anete Pereira de Souza

Anete Pereira de Souza completed a degree in Agricultural Engineering at ESALQ / USP in 1984 and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Universite de Paris XI (Paris-Sud) in 1992. She is currently Full Professor at the Department of Plant Biology at the State University of Campinas, in the area of Plant Genetics. It operates mainly in the areas of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, with emphasis on Molecular Genetic Mapping, Genetic Diversity Analysis, and Structure and Expression of Phytopathogenicity-Related Proteins.

Aline da Costa Lima Moraes

Graduation at Chemistry from State University of Campinas (2009). She works on genetic-genomic studies in plant species with emphasis on the molecular improvement of tropical forages, with experience in: Genotyping, RNA-Seq, Polyploidy, Molecular Markers, Mass Spectrometry Applied to SNP Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing, GBS, RNA -Seq. Currently, She is a technical researcher at the Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Analysis, Department of Plant Biology, IB - UNICAMP.

Carlos Corona

Admission to the State University of Campinas in 1977, as a Laboratory Technician, assisted faculty and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Genetics and Evolution, Institute of Biology. In 1993 concludes the course of Biological Sciences at the Faculty N. S. do Patrocínio in Itu SP. He is currently performing his duties at the profa Molecular Genetic Analysis laboratory. Dr. Anete Pereira Souza, where he gives technical support to graduate students.

Danilo Augusto Sforça

Biologist graduated from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 2009. During his undergraduate degree he undertook scientific initiation with Microsatellite Markers in legumes; genetic map construction and QTLs mapping in common bean. He is currently a doctoral student at the State University of Campinas (2010), working on the development of BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) Library in Sugar Cane. Has experience in Genetics and Molecular Biology, focusing on microsatellite molecular markers and genetic mapping.

Patrícia Zambon

Bachelor in Business Administration from Centro Universitário Salesiano São José - UNISAL (2017) and Technical in Chemistry from Colégio Politécnico Bento Quirino (2006). Currently working on Genetic and Molecular Analysis Laboratory and operates the Genetic Analyzer 3500XL in the Multiuser Laboratory of Genotyping and Sequencing.

Alessandro Alves-Pereira

Biologist, Bachelor degree in Genetics and Biotechnology (Federal University of Amazonas), Master degree in Genetics, Conservation and Evolutionary Biology (National Institute for the Amazon Research), PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding (Luiz de Queiróz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo). Currently I am a post-doctorate researcher at Department of Plant Biology, State University of Campinas (DBV/IB/Unicamp), developing studies about genetic characterization, conservation and evolution of Amazonian crops and other Brazilian native plants. I am interested in population genetics, population genomics, preparation of genomic libraries and identification of SNP markers, biometry of genetic markers.

Alexandre Hild Aono

Bachelor in Science and Technology (2016) and Computer Science (2018) at Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (ICT-Unifesp). He served as tutor of different disciplines of the institue, instructor of several Programming and Bioinformatics courses and participant of extension projects related to Computing/Mathematics teaching for different levels of knowledge and Applied Statistics to socioeconomic, cultural and environmental issues. For 4 years he was part of the Unifesp Group of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, acquiring experience in different research projects related to data mining and machine learning, manipulation of next generation sequencing data, analysis of the genetic variation of polyploid plants, metagenomic analysis of the intestinal microbiota of mice with induced obesity, proteomics of the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, among others. He is currently a master's student in the postgraduate program in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), under the supervision of Professor Anete Pereira de Souza.

Carla Cristina da Silva

Bachelors in Biology (Genetics) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2003. During the Master's course, she studied the interaction between Neurospora crassa mat A-2 and mat A-3 proteins using yeast two-hybrid system, receiving the title of Master in Genetics in 2005 (UFMG). As a trainee at the Alcides Carvalho Coffee Center of the Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), she participated in the annotation of the Coffee Genome project and studied the expression of genes involved in caffeine biosynthesis in the different phases of coffee fruits with normal caffeine content and naturally decaffeinated, analyzed the genome sequence of the caffeine synthase gene and developed markers for the "low caffeine" characteristic. At the PhD, developed at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), she worked with the construction and analysis of cDNA libraries, development of molecular markers (EST-SSR and SNP) and genetic mapping in rubber trees. She is currently developing a postdoctoral project at CBMEG and Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands, until January 15th 2019) to study the genomic structure of a region of agronomic interest in the sugarcane genome using BAC libraries, third generation sequencing and bioinformatics tools.

Cláudio Benício Cardoso-Silva

I conclude my graduate in Biology Science at UESB (2005-2009) and PhD in Genetic and Molecular Biology at the UNICAMP (2010-2015). Also, I finished the first step of my Postdoc at the same institution (2015-2018). During my PhD I used bioinformatic tools for genomic and transcriptomic analysis (RNA-Seq) in several organism, specially sugarcane. Currently, I am seeking new strategies for analyzing alternative splicing and gene expression in sugarcane, as well as other polyploid organisms during the BEPE-FAPESP period (2018-2019) at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Felipe Bitencourt Martins

Graduated in Biological Sciencies at the University of Campinas (2014-2017). During the graduation, he developed a Scientific Initiation project aiming to the identification of single copy genes in sugarcane at the LAGM. Currently he is a PhD student from the Postgraduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology of UNICAMP, where he is developing researches with species from the Urochloa group to build genetic maps and obtain GEBVs to the breeding programs. He has experience in the use of bioinformatic's techniques to analyze genomic data.

Felipe Roberto Francisco

Graduated in Biological Sciences at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (2013-1017). He worked during the graduation with genetics of populations spider in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Bioagents and construction of linkage maps in rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Plants (CBMEG). He is currently by the Graduate Program in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Unicamp in the CBMEG where he is the desenvelop the project entitled "Integraded Genetic Map and Winder Genomic Selection Looking at Characters of Economic Importence in Seringueira". Has experience in library development of microsatellites (SSRs) and development and analysis of markers Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs).

Fernanda Ancelmo de Oliveira

PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with exchange period at the University of Idaho (Evolutionary genomics Group) - USA; Master in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC); Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) and Degree in Biological Sciences (UNIPLENA). Currently is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Plant Biology at the State University of Campinas (DBV/IB/Unicamp), where develops studies with forage grasses in the area of genetics and genomics, with an emphasis on Molecular Plant Breeding. Has experience in: molecular biology, basic bioinformatics, population genetics, transcriptome (RNA-seq), genotyping by sequencing (RAD-seq and GBS), development of molecular markers (SSR, SNP), polyploidy and apomixis.

Geovani Luciano de Oliveira

Bachelor’s in Agronomy from Goiano Federal Institute (2014) and Master's degree in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture from Agronomic Institute of Campinas – IAC (2020). He has experience in plant breeding and molecular biology, with emphasis on the following topics: molecular markers, cultivar fingerprint, population genetics, grapevine, and characterization and conservation of plant genetic resources. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at UNICAMP, developing projects related to transcriptomics and co-expression networks in order to identify genes and metabolic pathways associated to agronomic traits in grapevine.

Guilherme Francio Niederauer

Graduated in Biological Sciences at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, 2014-2020). Has major interests in Bioinformatics and Plants Genomics. Currently is a Master's student of the Genetics and Molecular Biology Post-Graduation Program of the Biology Institute of UNICAMP, and works with RNAseq and Transcriptome analysis of grapevine at the Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Analysis (LAGM). Has experience with phytochemistry, molecular biology, programming and bioinformatics.

Isabela dos Santos Begnami

Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from the Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar (2020) and currently master’s student in the Postgraduate Program of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNICAMP, developing a project in partnership with Embrapa Southeast Liverstock to analyze the transcriptome of Paspalum regnellii infested with spittlebug. During the graduation, realized projects in the field of plant molecular genetics for the improvement of forages and pigeonpea, gaining experience with molecular markers SSR and ISSR.

Isabella Cotta Galvão

Undergraduate Student of Biological Sciences at State University of Campinas (2018-). Working with forage breeding, applying machine learning to identify genomic regions associated with resistance to spittlebugs.

Maria Augusta Crivelente Horta

Researcher in the field of Genetics of Microorganisms, with a degree in Biochemical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (2006) Master in Industrial Biotechnology (USP - 2009). Doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2010-2014) and Post-Doctorate (2014-2017) developed at the Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Analysis, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Post-doctorate developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, 2017-2020). My research contributes to the development of different bioprocesses, such as bioprospecting for secondary metabolites, biocontrol, and biodegradation through the study of global gene expression and genomic regions associated with the control of gene expression. Using bioinformatics tools, I try to find information in the genome of biodegrading fungi that help in the current enzymatic hydrolysis process, used for the production of bioethanol and other compounds resulting from the degradation of carbohydrates. Selecting and investigating relevant species of microorganisms and their phenotypic and genotypic interactions is one of the strategies used to develop the biotechnological potential of different species that participate in economically relevant processes. Coordinating and promoting the use and optimization of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of biological systems based on genomic data is a fundamental part of my research field. Currently, my work has helped to elucidate complex biological systems, through the construction and visualization of expression networks and complex interactions between genes.

Marishani Marin Carrasco

Biologist graduated (2017) at National University of San Antonio Abad Del Cusco (UNSAAC), Peru. Part of the junior research program (CANON-UNSAAC Project). Currently, part of the Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Analysis (LAGM) of the Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of the State University of Campinas (CBMEG / UNICAMP)studying for a master's degree in the program of Genetics and Molecular Biology (IB/UNICAMP).Working with sugarcane transcriptome data in conjunction with gene expression networks.

Michele Fernandes da Silva

Graduated in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas (2014-2017). During graduation he developed a project of Scientific Initiation in the Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Analysis (LAGM) to study the genetic basis of the phenotypic differentiation observed in common-garden of a species of Mangrove tree widely distributed along the Brazilian coast. She is currently a Master's Degree student in the Graduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNICAMP, where she develops a project in the field of Landscape Genomics, seeking to identify the relative contribution of environmental and spatial variables to the structure of neutral and non-neutral genetic diversity of two species of the genus Avicennia.

Mônica Letícia Turíbio Martins-Pessôa

Mônica L. T. Martins-Pessôa is a biologist graduated by State University of Campinas – UNICAMP. During her graduation, she worked predominantly with microorganism´s genetic wich has relation to virulence and antibiotic´s resistence of Escherichia coli. At the moment she is Master´s Degree student advised by Professor Doctor Anete Pereira de Souza and works with sugarcane´s genomic, searching indentify related genes wich operate to sugar´s production.

Paulo Henrique Campiteli de Azevedo

Degree on biological sciences – UNICAMP (2021). During his undergraduate studies he was involved in QTL studies of sugarcane cultivars (2017 – 2018) and analysis o genomic regions linked to biomass degradation on Trichoderma wild strains (2018 – 2020). Currently PhD student at PPGBM – UNICAMP (2021 – now) on studying wild Trichoderma strains. Integrating multiomic data using bioinformatic and experimental approaches to understand biomass degradation, bioprospect enzymes with high biotechnological potential, and explore regulation and genetic diversity of complex processes such biomass degradation, biosynthesis of metabolite and response to external stimulus on non-model species. Experience on molecular biology tools, NGS and Third generation Sequencing, bioinfortmatics and microbiology.

Rafaela Rossi Rosolen

Degree in Biological Sciences (2016) and Master in Genetics and Molecular Biology with an emphasis on Microorganism Genetics (2020) by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). During her graduation, she participated in scientific projects that encompassed (I) evaluation of the evolution of the Walker-256 tumor in senile rats through metabolomic analysis (Laboratory of Nutrition and Cancer); (II) quantification of bioethanol production capacity in sugarcane bagasse hydrolysates from different industrial strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Laboratory of Metabolic and Bioprocess Engineering); and (III) elucidation of the role of bacterial effectors in the interaction with plant prolyl-isomerases (National Biosciences Laboratory). During her master's degree, she acquired knowledge in heterologous protein expression, but mainly in bioinformatics analysis, including transcriptomics and systems biology (gene coexpression networks). She is currently a doctoral student in the postgraduate program in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNICAMP, under the supervision of Professor Anete Pereira de Souza. The project in question aims to study the influence of light on the expression of hydrolytic enzymes from Trichoderma spp. targeting the degradation of lignocellulosic compounds.

Rebecca Caroline Ulbricht Ferreira

BS in Biological Sciences from the Catolica Dom Bosco University (UCDB) (2012). Master in Genetics and Breeding from the State University of Maringa - UEM (2014). PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Campinas- UNICAMP (2018). Currently, she is developing an internship at Forage Breeding and Genetics Lab, University of Florida. Has experience in genetics and molecular biology of diploid and polyploid plant species, with emphasis on tropical forage grasses, SSR and SNP molecular markers, genotyping-for-sequencing, genetic mapping and transcriptomic.

Ricardo José Gonzaga Pimenta

I have a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with a sandwich placement at the University of York (2013-2017). During graduation, I took part in research involving the resistance of urban plagues, animal mitochondrial DNA (Biotechnology and Molecular Markers Lab. - UFMG), associative transcriptomics in rapeseed (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products - UoY) and wild plants population genetics (Population Genetics Lab. - UFMG). I am currently a PhD candidate in the Post Graduation Programme of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the State University of Campinas, where I investigate the resistance of sugarcane to viruses using genomics and transcriptomics. I have skills in genetics, molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics.

Stephanie Karenina Bajay

BS in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos (2009-2012). Master in Genetics and Molecular Biology in Plant Genetics and Breeding area at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (2014-2017). Currently, she is a PhD student in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at UNICAMP. She is developing an internship at Forest Genomics Lab, University of Florida, with a genomic selection project in tree species. She has experience in bioinformatics, population genetics, RNAseq, and techniques in molecular biology.

Yohans Alves De Moura

Master in Plant Biology from the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP (2016-2018), during this period developed research on the impacts of polyploidy and apomixis on the diploid-teraploid complex of Zygopetalum mackayi orchids through population studies using molecular markers. He is currently a PhD student at the Postgraduate Program in Plant Biology at the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP where he researches molecular and echo physiological responses of black mangrove - Avicennia schaueriana - under freezing temperatures.

People we trainned:

*Since 2014*

  • Adna Cristina Barbosa de Sousa
  • Adriano Rodrigues Azzoni
  • Alexandre César Pelloso
  • Aline Crucello
  • Ana Beatriz Cândido de Queiroz
  • Ana Paula Fortuna Perez
  • André da Silva Santiago
  • André Ricardo Oliveira Conson
  • Bianca Baccili Zanotto Vigna
  • Camila Campos Mantello
  • Camila Fornezari
  • Carlos Bernard Moreno Cerqueira-Silva
  • Cleiton Márcio Pinto Braga
  • Clelton Aparecido dos Santos
  • Cristina Baldauf
  • Déborah Aires Almeida
  • Elisa Susilene Lisboa dos Santos
  • Estela Araujo Costa
  • Fábio de Matos Alves
  • Fernanda Witt Cidade
  • Guilherme de Toledo e Silva
  • Gustavo Maruyama Mori
  • Isabela Aparecida de Araujo Andreotti
  • Jaire Alves Ferreira Filho
  • Jean Carlos de Souza Santos
  • João de Deus Vidal Júnior
  • Júlia Ronzella Ottoni
  • Lucas Borges dos Santos
  • Juliana Santos Silva
  • Juliano Sales Mendes
  • Lívia Moura de Souza
  • Luciano Henrique Braz dos Santos
  • Luís Paulo dos Santos
  • Maisa Ciampi-Guillardi
  • Marcelo Augusto Szymanski de Toledo
  • Maria Beatriz de Souza Cortez
  • Maria Lorenza Leal Motta
  • Mariana Araújo Barreto
  • Mariana Vargas Cruz
  • Marianna Teixeira de Pinho Favaro
  • Matheus Guimarães Tonon
  • Maurício Durigan
  • Melina Cristina Mancini
  • Melissa de Oliveira Santos Garcia
  • Mônica Conte
  • Patrícia Mara Francisco
  • Prianda Rios Laborda
  • Ramir Bavaresco Junior
  • Tânia Maria de Moura
  • Tatiana de Campos
  • Thaís de Andrade Eugênio
  • Thamiris Gatti Deo
  • Thiago Gibbin Marconi
  • Thiago Willian Almeida Balsalobre
  • Vinicius Lourenço Garcia de Brito


Where are we?

LAGM - Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Analysis

Departament of Plant Biology (DBV) - Institute of Biology (IB)
Center of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (CBMEG)
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Av. Cândido Rondom, 400
Campinas, SP
Brazil - CEP: 13418-900
+55 (19) 3521 1156 |