PhD, 1987, Biochemistry, University of São Paulo
409 Life Sciences East
My scientific interest emphasizes biological views of how and why simple eukaryotes decide to convert one functional molecule into another. Currently we are involved in a metaproteogenomic effort to determine biomass degrading enzymes which function at extreme high temperatures (95 0C). These enzymes are useful to further engineer crop plants (corn) the biomass source for biofuel production.
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