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About the Event

The event will celebrate the 20 years of Genomics and Bioinformatics in Brazil promoting scientific, technological and economic discussions among researchers, students, entrepreneurs and public managers through lectures, panels and poster sessions. Opportunities and challenges for the future will be discussed. The event will take place at the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) (https://www.lncc.br), located in the city of Petrópolis, RJ

Program

09:00

Registration

9:30

Welcome opening

Augusto Cesar Gadelha Vieira, Directorof LNCC
Ana Tereza R. de Vasconcelos, Coordinator of LABINFO/LNCC
10:00

Conference: “Why were the Genome Projects successful? Are there lessons for increasing the impact of Brazilian science?”

Speaker: Andrew Simpson, Orygen Biotecnologia
11:00

Symposium : Discussions with entrepreneurs focusing on genomics and bioinformatics

Chair: Maria Sueli Soares Felipe, Universidade Católica de Brasília

Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, Unicamp
João Bosco Oliveira, Genomika Diagnósticos
Luiz Felipe Valter de Oliveira, Neoprospecta
Michael Butterfield - Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC)
Paulo Arruda – Unicamp
12:30

Coffee Break + Poster Session

14:30

Conference: "Overview of CT&I in Brazil"

Speaker: Ildeu de Castro Moreira, President SBPC
15:00

Conference: “Perception of bioinformatics and genomics”

Speaker: Luisa Massarani, Fiocruz
15:30

Panel: Discussion with leaders of agencies and ministries

Chair: Augusto Schrank, UFRGS

Representantive of MCTIC
Representantive of CAPES
Representantive of CNPq
Representantive of FAPESP
Jerson Lima Silva, President of FAPERJ
Paulo Sérgio Lacerda Beirão, Director of FAPEMIG
Marco Aurélio Krieger, Vice-President of Fiocruz
Carlos Frederico Martins Menck, Coordinator of CB1 area - CAPES, USP
Marcio de Castro Silva Filho, President of FOPROP, ESALQ/USPbiob
17:00

Confraternization

19:00

End of day

9:30

Panel: Human resources in genomics and bioinformatics

Chair: João Carlos Setubal, USP

Ana Carolina Ramos Guimarães, Fiocruz/RJ
Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, LNCC
Glória Regina Franco, UFMG
João Paulo Matos Santos Lima, UFRN
Mauro Antônio Alves Castro, UFPR
Pedro Geraldo Pascutti, UFRJ
11:00

Panel: Bioinformatics: Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Sandro José de Souza, UFRN

Helder Takashi Imoto Nakaya, USP
João Meidanis, Unicamp
Paulo Costa Carvalho, Fiocruz-PR
Richard Charles Garrat, USP/São Carlos
12:30

Coffee Break + Poster Session

14:30

Conference: “The Genomic Revolution in Medicine”

Speaker: Sérgio Danilo Junho Pena, UFMG
15:00

Panel: The impact of genomics on the C&T scenario in Brazil

Chair: Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, LNCC

Ana Maria Benko Iseppon, UFPE
Anamaria Aranha Camargo, Hospital Sírio-Libanês
Mariangela Hungria, EMBRAPA-CNPSOJA
Santuza Maria Ribeiro Teixeira, UFMG
17:00

End of Day

9:30

Panel: Advanced topics in genomics and bioinformatics

Chair: Emmanuel Dias-Neto, AC Camargo Cancer Center

Andrea Kely Campos Ribeiro dos Santos, UFPA
Anete Pereira Souza, Unicamp
Arnaldo Zaha, UFRGS
Célia Maria de Almeida Soares, UFG
Kaline Rabelo Coutinho, USP
Lygia da Veiga Pereira, USP
11:00

Panel: Future of genomics and bioinformatics

Chair: Samuel Goldenberg, Fiocruz-PR

Carlos Morel – Fiocruz
Eduardo Emrich Soares - BioMinas Brasil
Elizabeth Pacheco Batista Fontes, UFV
Guilherme Corrêa de Oliveira, Vale Technological Institute
Renato Santana de Aguiar, UFMG
12:30

Closing remarks

Speakers

Ana Carolina Ramos Guimarães

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

PhD in Sciences (Postgraduate in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Instituto Oswaldo Cruz / FIOCRUZ. Specialization in Bioinformatics by the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing - LNCC / MCT (2003). She is currently a Researcher at the Laboratory of Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute/FIOCRUZ and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Computational Biology and Systems (IOC/FIOCRUZ). Has experience in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, with emphasis on identification of cytotoxic substances for drug development.

Ana Maria Benko Iseppon

Federal Universityof Pernambuco, Brazil

PhD in Natural Sciences (Taxonomy and Plant Genetics) at the University of Vienna, Austria (1992). Postdoctoral degree in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Frankfurt (1998-1999). She is a Full Professor at the Department of Genetics at the Federal University of Pernambuco, where she heads the Laboratory of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Systematics, Plant Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics Applied to Genomics and Transcriptomics, Cytogenetics and Cytotaxonomy (with emphasis on the study of native tropical species) and Plant Genetic Mapping, as well as evolution analyzes based on DNA markers.

Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos

National Laboratory of Scientific Computing, Brazil

PhD in Biological Sciences (Genetics) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2000). She is currently a researcher at the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing, an accredited professor in the Department of Genetics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She participated in the creation and was the first president of the Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (AB3C). She is coordinator of the Computational Genomics Unit Darcy Fontoura de Almeida. She is also coordinator of the Associated International Laboratory (CNRS) in the area of Bioinformatics. She has experience in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology acting on the following subjects: Genomics, Development of mathematical methods and computational tools applied to genomics and genome annotation.

Anamaria Aranha Camargo

Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, Brazil

PhD in Sciences at the University of São Paulo (1997). Since the beginning of his scientific activities, he has been dedicated to the study of the genomic organization of various organisms. Participated in the coordination of the Xylella fastidiosa Genome Sequencing Project and the Human Cancer Genome Project. He also participated actively in the National Bacterial Genome Sequencing Network formed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. She is currently coordinator and researcher at the Center for Molecular Oncology and research manager at the Syrian-Lebanese Institute of Education and Research. Its main line of research is the study of genetic and epigenetic changes that occur in the tumor cell, aiming at the development of new tools for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the disease.

Andrea Kely Campos Ribeiro dos Santos

Federal University of Pará, Brazil

PhD in Genetics at the University of São Paulo, FMRP (1996) and Postdoc at Indiana University (2006). Full Professor at the Federal University of Pará. Professor in the postgraduate courses: Genetics and Molecular Biology (PPGBM); and Oncology and Medical Sciences (PPOCM) both from UFPA. Has experience in Human Genetics (Medical, Populations, Forensics, Pharmacogenetics and Bioanthropology), Genomics and Bioinformatics.

Andrew Simpson

Orygen Biotecnologia

PhD in Biochemistry at the National Institute for Medical Research and Postdoctoral at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. He worked at the Ludwig Cancer Research Institute (LICR) at its São Paulo branch office. His research focus at the LICR in Brazil was the development of large-scale genomic projects. In 2002 he was part of the international administration of the New York-based LICR where he was appointed Executive Director for Operations and Programs in 2004 and Scientific Director in 2007. He remained in New York until 2012 leading the Institute's emergency with an international effort as a not-for-profit biotech, with regard to the development and production of monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of cancer in biotechnology. Has extensive research experience in the fields of infectious diseases and cancer. He is currently the scientific director of the company OrygenBiotecnologiaS.A..

Anete Pereira Souza

Campinas StateUniversity, Brazil

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Universite de Paris XI (Paris-Sud) in 1992. He is currently Full Professor at the Department of Plant Biology at the Campinas State University, in the field of Plant Genetics. He works mainly in the areas of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, with emphasis on Molecular Genetic Mapping, Genetic Diversity Analysis and Phytopathogenicity-Related Protein Structure and Expression.

Arnaldo Zaha

Federal Universityof Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

PhD in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) at the University of São Paulo in 1981, with part of the work done at the Max-Planck InstitutfürBiologie, Tübingen, Germany. He is currently Full Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Biosciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He also serves as a research group leader at the Center for Biotechnology (CBiot), UFRGS. He works in the area of molecular biology, mainly in studies of gene organization, expression regulation and genomic studies.

Augusto Schrank

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Ph.D in Molecular Biology at the University of Manchester, UK, he is a Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has vast experience in Genetics, mainly in pathogenicity determinants and infection mechanisms, genomics, differential expression analysis and in genetic transformation systems to construct functional mutants in fungi.

Carlos Frederico Martins Menck

University of São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo (1982). He is currently a full professor at the University of São Paulo. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Genetics and Microorganisms, acting on the following subjects: DNA repair, mutagenesis, ultraviolet and gene transfer with viral vectors. It is also interested in the use of interference RNA in silencing DNA repair processes in order to understand its mechanisms and potentiate the effects of chemotherapy in the treatment of tumors.

Carlos Morel

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

PHD in Biophysics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro He was director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute and was president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. He is currently Director of Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS) at Fiocruz. Has experience on the areas of technological development, scientific and technological networks and innovation management, with a focus on neglected health and diseases.

Célia Maria de Almeida Soares

Federal University of Goiás, Brazil

PhD in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1989). He has a postdoctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati, Division of Infectious Diseases, in 1997. He is currently a full professor at the Federal University of Goiás. Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, with emphasis on in the molecular aspects of pathogen-host interaction and in genomics, being part of the Brazilian Genome National Network and the Midwest Genomic Network. He is currently also developing projects in the area of proteomics.

Eduardo Emrich Soares

Biominas Brasil, Brazil

General manager and manager of operations of Biominas, a company dedicated to create and develop biobusiness in Brazil, working with incubation, seed capital investment and consulting services. He is responsible for negotiation of strategic partnerships in Brazil and abroad, scouting, analysis of projects and products, new business development, and investment in startup companies.

Elizabeth Pacheco Batista Fontes

Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

PhD in Molecular Biology - North Carolina State University (1991). She is currently a full professor at the Federal University of Viçosa. and coordinator of INCT in Plant-Prague Interactions. Has experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, focusing on Plant Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, acting on the following subjects: geminivirus-host interactions and resistance mechanisms, cellular signaling, responses to typical endoplasmic reticulum stress and water stress.

Emmanuel Dias-Neto

A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1997) and Post Doctorate in Cancer Genomics at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (1999). He has been a senior research fellow at the Ludwig Cancer Research Institute, deputy director of the Neuroscience Laboratory (LIM-27) at the Institute of Psychiatry at the USP School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is currently an assistant scientist at the International Research Center of the AC Camargo Cancer Center, where he coordinates the Laboratory of Medical Genomics. Has experience in Molecular Biology and Genomics.

Glória Regina Franco

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1996) and Senior Postdoctoral at Garvan Institute of Medical Research (2014). She was President of the Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - AB3C (2012-2016). She is currently Full Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Bioinformatics at UFMG (2017-2019). Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, acting on the following subjects: genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, bioinformatic analysis of DNA and RNA sequences, sequencing, functional studies and evolution of genes and genomes, analysis of differential gene expression by RNASeq and proteomic analyzes.

Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira

Campinas StateUniversity, Brazil

PhD in Molecular Genetics at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Full Professor at the Institute of Biology / UNICAMP. He was Associate Researcher at LNBIO/CNPEM and Director of the National Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory - CTBE. He was GranBio co-founder and Chief Scientist. Member of the Biotechnology Committee, Member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences, European Community Expert for BioEconomy and Advisor to the World Economic Forum for Biotechnology. Since 2017, he has been part of the Scientific Committee of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology - CIEGB/MCTIC as representative of the Industrial Area. Coordinator of the Integrated Graduate Program in Bioenergy. Coordinates the Genomics and Expression Laboratory (Unicamp). His area of expertise includes gene regulation, synthetic and systems biology and biotechnology, working on bioenergy (High Performance Biomass, Enzymes and Microorganisms), plant pathology and tropical agricultural crops (sugarcane, cocoa, soy, coffee, macaúba, among others).

Guilherme Corrêa de Oliveira

Vale TechnologicalInstitute, Brazil

Ph.D in Molecular Biology at the Texas A&M University, USA and post-doctor at the René Rachou Research Center of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Minas Gerais,Brazil, currently he is a researcher of the Vale Technological Institute where he leads the group of Biodiversity and Biotechnology and Professor of the Bioinformatics Program at the federal University of Minas Gerais. His area of expertise is molecular and genomic studies of Amazonian biodiversity.

Helder Takashi ImotoNakaya

Universityof São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, IQ USP. The doctorate was focused on the area of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. From 2008 to 2011, as a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, Atlanta (USA) researched the mechanism of action of vaccines in immune system cells using large-scale techniques. He became an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology at Emory University in 2011, where he uses systems biology to predict and understand the immune response to different vaccines. He is currently a professor at the Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USP and an adjunct professor at Emory University.

Ildeu de Castro Moreira

Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência – SBPC

PhD in Physics from UFRJ, Professor of the Institute of Physics and postgraduate program in History of Sciences, Physics Teaching and History of Physics at UFRJ, and Master of Science (Fiocruz / UFRJ / MAST / JBRJ). He works in the areas of theoretical physics (nonlinear systems), history of science, particularly the history of science in Brazil, and public communication of science. He coordinated the National Science and Technology Week from 2004 to 2012. He was Director of the MCTI Department of Popularization and Dissemination of Science and Technology (2004-2013). He was a member of CAPES Superior Council. He is President of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science - SBPC (2019-2021).

Jerson Lima Silva

Federal Universityof Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PhD in Biophysics at the Institute of Biophysics, UFRJ. He is a Full Professor at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry of UFRJ. He works in the field of structural biology, protein folding, viral assembly, and understanding the mechanisms responsible for protein misfolding, important in many human diseases, including Cancer, prion diseases, and Parkinson's disease. He is the Coordinator of the Jiri Jonas National Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (CNRMN - UFRJ). Coordinates the INCT for Structural Biology and Bioimaging. He served as Scientific Director of the Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) from 2003 to 2018 and since January 2019 serves as President of this foundation.

João Bosco Oliveira

Genomika Diagnósticos

PhD in Pathology at the University of São Paulo and PhD in Experimental Immunology at the University of Amsterdam. Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health. Graduated in Medicine at the University of Pernambuco (1998), residency in Clinical Medicine at the Federal University of Pernambuco. He is currently Executive Director and Technician of Genomika Diagnostics and professor of the Pediatrics Department of the Pernambuco Maternal Infant Institute (IMIP). Has experience in Medicine, focusing on Immunology and Genetics, acting on the study of primary immunodeficiencies and other rare diseases.

João Carlos Setubal

Universityof São Paulo,Brazil

Full Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo. PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington (1992). He was a professor at the Unicamp Computing Institute, a professor/researcher at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the Virginia Tech Computer Science Department, and a collaborating professor at the Virginia Tech Biocomplexity Institute. He works in the field of bioinformatics. He is the coordinator of the Interunits Program of Postgraduate in Bioinformatics at USP.

João Meidanis

Campinas StateUniversity, Brazil

PhD in Computer Science - University of Wisconsin - Madison (1992). He is currently director of Scylla Informática and full professor at the Campinas State University. His areas of expertise include algorithm analysis, graph theory, computational biology and optimization.

João Paulo Matos Santos Lima

Federal Universityof Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry at the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, Dr. Lima is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, where he is also vice-coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Bioinformatics and member of the Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment. His main research lines are: Bioinformatics / Structural Bioinformatics (Analysis of Genomes / Transcriptomes, In silico Analysis of Gene Interaction Networks, Data Mining, Computational Modeling of Protein Structures); Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Genes and Metabolic Routes; Biochemistry and Antioxidant Metabolism in Plants.

Kaline Rabelo Coutinho

University of São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in physics from the University of São Paulo (1997). Full Professor in physics from the University of São Paulo Has experience in Physics and Molecular Modeling, focusing on Computer Simulation, acting on the following subjects: solvent effect, quantum calculations, interfaces, liquid mixtures and nanotechnology. Additionally, she is involved in the development of computational codes applied to Molecular Modeling and Visualization.

Luisa Massarani

Fundação Osvaldo Cruz

He has a doctorate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, postdoctoral at Oregon State University. She ha sex[erience research and practice activities in Scientific Dissemination, an area in which she has worked since 1987. She coordinates the National Institute of Public Communication in Science and Technology, based at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). CNPq Research Group Leader Science, Communication & Society. Member of the Scientific Committee of PCST Network, the international network for Public Communication of Science and Technology. SciDev.Net Coordinator (www.scidev.net) for Latin America and the Caribbean. Executive Director of Red Pop-UNESCO, the science and technology popularization network for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Luiz Felipe Valter de Oliveira

Neoprospecta

PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He is co-founder of the biotechnology startup Neoprospecta, where he is the scientific and operations director, coordinating the development of new technologies and the implementation and improvement of operational processes. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, acting on subjects related to large-scale sequencing, RNAseq, small-RNAs (siRNA and microRNA), metagenomics and development of molecular markers.

Lygia da Veiga Pereira

Universityof São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Mount Sinai Graduate School, City University of New York (1994). She is currently Full Professor and Head of the National Embryonic Stem Cell Laboratory (LaNCE), Head of the Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of São Paulo, and a member of CEPID-FAPESP Center for Cell Therapy. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Human and Medical Genetics, acting on the following subjects: Marfan syndrome, animal models, embryonic stem cells, epigenetic inheritance and X chromosome inactivation.

Marcio de Castro Silva Filho

Universityof São Paulo/ESALQ, Brazil

PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Louvain (1994), Belgium. Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2003) and Ohio State University, USA (2016-2017). Full Professor, Department of Genetics, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo. President of the Brazilian Society of Genetics (2018-2020) and Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies at USP. President of the National Forum of Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (FOPROP) in 2019. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Plant Genetics, acting on the following subjects: intracellular protein transport and plant-insect interaction -pathogen.

Marco Aurélio Krieger

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

PhD in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1997). He is currently a Full Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Parasitology, acting on the following subjects: Trypanosoma cruzi, gene expression, functional genomics, cell differentiation and the use of Molecular Biology techniques for the development of diagnostic test inputs.

Maria Sueli Soares Felipe

Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of São Paulo and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - UK - Sandwich Doctorate (1992). She was a professor at the University of Brasilia from 1980-2010 and retired as a full professor. Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, differential gene expression in P. brasiliensis dimorphism, pathogen-host interaction, molecular biology of dimorphic and pathogenic fungi, prokaryotic genomics and eukaryotes, nanobiotechnology and production of recombinant proteins of biotechnological interest in the area of human and animal health. Advisory Member of the ICGEB Scientific Committee - International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, with MCTI. She has been a professor at the Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB) since 2010. At the moment she is the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Genomic Sciences and Biotechnology at the Catholic University of Brasilia. She is also Chairman of the National Technical Biosafety Commission – CTNBio.

Mariangela Hungria

BrazilianAgriculturalResearch Corporation, Brazil

PhD in Agronomy (Soil Science) at UFRRJ - Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (1985) and postgraduate at Cornell University, USA (1989), University of California, Davis, USA (1991) and University of Sevilla, Spain (1998). She has been a researcher at Embrapa since 1982. She is a professor at Londrina State University, in the postgraduate courses in Microbiology and Biotechnology and at UFTPR, in the Bioinformatics course. Has experience in Agronomy, focusing on Soil Biotechnology, acting on the following subjects: biological nitrogen fixation; microbial biodiversity; prokaryote taxonomy and phylogeny; microbial ecology; soil microbiology; plant growth promoting bacteria; inoculant production; inoculation technologies; structural and functional genomics and proteomics of prokaryotes; molecular markers in plants related to biological nitrogen fixation; culture collections of microorganisms; soil quality bioindicators; metagenomics; physiology of legume-rhizobia symbiosis and agronomic aspects of biological nitrogen fixation.

Mauro Antônio Alves Castro

Federal University of Parana, Brazil

PhD (2009) in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Postdoctorate from Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge (2012). Adjunct Professor at UFPR, works mainly in Oncogenomics.

Michael Butterfield

Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC)

PhD in Genetics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Currently he is manager of the sugarcane breeding programme at CTC, Piracicaba. Previously was Discovery Lead for Sugarcane at Monsanto in Brazil, and Global Theme Leader for Biotechnology at ICRISAT in India. Experience and interest in sugarcane breeding, genetics and genomics and currently is Co-IP on a DOE Joint Genome Institute project to re-sequence 300 Saccharum accessions to accelerate enabling technologies for sugarcane improvement.

Paulo Arruda

UNICAMP

PdD in Genetics at UNICAMP, postdoctoral fellow at the Biochemistry Department, Rothamsted Experimental Station, England. He coordinated the implementation of the Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (CBMEG). His main research topic is the regulation of gene expression. He was a founding partner of the company Alellyx Applied Genomics, the first Brazilian company in applied plant genomics.

Paulo Costa Carvalho

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

PhD in Systems Engineering in Computing (2010) COPPE / UFRJ with sandwich period at Scripps Research Institute, California. He coordinates the Structural and Computational Proteomics Laboratory at Fiocruz, Paraná. He is a professor of postgraduate studies in Biosciences and Biotechnology at ICC-Fiocruz, postgraduate studies in Biochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry of UFRJ and supervised by the Systems Engineering and Computing Program at COPPE/UFRJ. He was awarded in the patent category by the Fleury Laboratory on the theme Diagnostic Artificial Intelligence (2018) and most recently awarded by the Institut Pasteur at Talent Award 2019.

Paulo Sérgio Lacerda Beirão

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

PhD at Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics, UFRJ, and postdoctoral at the University of Leicester, U. K. (1993). He is currently a retired Full Professor at the UFMG Department of Biochemistry and Immunology. He was Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College (1976-1977) and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester (1992-1993). He demonstrated the mechanism of action of several Phoneutria spider toxins on sodium, calcium and potassium channels. Proposed and demonstrated molecular mechanism of action of scorpion toxins, as well as control of rapid inactivation in sodium channels. He has formed a strong electrophysiology group, nationally and internationally recognized. He is Director of Science, Technology and Innovation at FAPEMIG.

Pedro Geraldo Pascutti

Federal Universityof Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PhD in Physics at the University of São Paulo, post-doctorate in Molecular Biophysics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ (1998) and at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, United States (2018). He is Assistant Professor IV at the Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics at UFRJ. Has experience in theoretical and experimental Molecular Biophysics. He works in computational modeling and molecular dynamics in protein folding, biomembranes, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions and enzyme inhibitor drug planning.

Renato Santana de Aguiar

Federal University of Minas Gerais

PhD in Genetics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2006) and Post Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Genetics, Ecology and Evolution at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and was an Associate Professor at the Department of Genetics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Has experience in Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology with emphasis on Molecular Virology, working on projects that evaluate the molecular interactions between viral and cellular factors and their role in viral pathogenesis. He also participates in projects involving epigenetics, regulation of gene and genomic expression in viral models and the development of new antiviral agents. Develops projects involving HIV, HCV, SIV, Dengue, Chikungunya, Oropouche, Zika, Yellow Fever and more recently Mayaro. In addition, he works on projects that assess the development of antiretroviral resistance used to treat HIV infection in the Ministry of Health's AIDS Program.

Richard Charles Garrat

Universityof São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in Crystallography - University of London (1989). He is currently a full professor at the University of São Paulo. Has experience in Structural Biology using techniques of protein crystallography and molecular modeling. His areas of expertise currently include septins, superoxide dismutases, the purine rescue pathway for parasites, nuclear receptors, protein structure-based drug and vaccine planning, protein engineering, and the development of teaching tools for teaching structural biology.

Samuel Goldenberg

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

Doctorate (DoctoratDEtatès Sciences) at the Université de Paris VII (1981). He is Full Researcher of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. He was the coordinator of the Fiocruz installation in the state of Paraná through the creation of the Paraná Molecular Biology Institute (IBMP) and the Carlos Chagas Institute (ICC). Has experience and training in Molecular Biology, focusing on Molecular Parasitology, acting on the following subjects: differentiation of Trypanosoma cruzi, regulation of gene expression in parasites, functional genomics and development of diagnostic inputs. He is coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) for Diagnosis in Public Health.

Sandro José de Souza

Federal Universityof Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of São Paulo, and Pew Latin American Fellow at Harvard University, Dr. de Souza was one of the pioneers of genomics and bioinformatics in Brazil. He was an associate member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, elected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009, and Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, USA. Currently, he is a professor of the Brain Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where he coordinates the Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment (BioME), with the mission to promote bioinformatics at the regional and national scenario, acting in the levels of, teaching, research, service sector, and corporate program.

Santuza Maria Ribeiro Teixeira

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of São Paulo, and Pew Latin American Fellow at Harvard University, Dr. de Souza was one of the pioneers of genomics and bioinformatics in Brazil. He was an associate member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, elected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009, and Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, USA. Currently, he is a professor of the Brain Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where he coordinates the Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment (BioME), with the mission to promote bioinformatics at the regional and national scenario, acting in the levels of, teaching, research, service sector, and corporate program.

Sérgio Danilo Junho Pena

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

PhD at the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Manitoba, Canada (1977) and Postdoctorate at the Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London. He is currently Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology and Director of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory of the Medical School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is also Scientific Director of GENE - Medical Genetics Center of Minas Gerais and the Central Genealogical GeneType of Animals. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Human and Medical Genetics, acting on the following subjects: genomic diversity and human evolution, formation and structure of the Brazilian population, Trypanosoma cruzi population structure, development of PCR-based tests for disease diagnosis Humanities and Application of New Generation Genomics in Clinical Medicine.

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Ana Tereza Vasconcelos
Laboratório de Bioinformática – LNCC/MCTIC

Luisa Massarani
Coordenadora do Instituto Nacional de Comunicação Pública da Ciência e Tecnologia

Sandro Souza
Instituto do Cérebro - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Organization

Scientific Comittee:

Coordinator:
Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos (LNCC)

Members:

Ana M. Benko-Iseppon (UFPE)
Augusto Schrank (UFRGS)
Célia Maria de Almeida Soares (UFG)
Gloria Franco (UFMG)
Luciane Prioli Ciapina (LNCC)
Lucymara F. Agnez Lima (UFRN)
Maria Paula Schneider (UFPA)
Maria Sueli Felipe (UnB)
Marie-Anne Van Sluys (USP)
Marilene Vainstein (UFRGS)
Miguel Ortega (UFMG)
Samuel Goldenberg (Fiocruz)
Sandro José de Souza (UFRN)
Santuza Maria Ribeiro Teixeira (UFMG)

Local Organizing Comittee:

Members:
Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos (LNCC)
Gisele Tomazella (UFRN)
Luciane Prioli Ciapina (LNCC)
Marisa Fabiana Nicolás (LNCC)
Miguel Ortega (UFMG)
Sandro José de Souza (UFRN)

Sponsored by

Supported by

About the venue

The National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC), has established itself as the leading institution in Scientific Computing and Computational Modeling in Brazil, acting as a scientific research and technological development unit of the Ministry of Science and Technology and as a government agency providing high performance computer infrastructure for the national scientific and technological community. This is a result of its pioneering proposal within the framework of the mathematical and computational sciences and the quality that has always impressed his research and service activities. For more information about LNCC, please visit https://www.lncc.br/

About Petrópolis

Petrópolis is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil, inside the Rio de Janeiro state. Also known as The Imperial City, Petrópolis was the summer residence of the Brazilian Emperors and aristocrats in the 19th century, and its culture is directly linked to imperial period of Brazil, with a large collection of theaters, museums, and palaces that refer to the period. Yet, Petrópolis was the city chosen by Santos Dumont, a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer. Nowadays, his house is a museum, filled with imaginative mechanical gadgetry. For more information about what to do in Petrópolis, please visit http://www.visitepetropolis.com/

Contact

labinfo@lncc.br
+55 (24) 2233-6054
+55 (24) 2233-6101