AL 07 - Insects-Nematodes: Creation and Bioassays

Laboratory Activities with PlantStress Biotech INCT
  • Organize, maintain and share an in vivo bank of the innovation assets obtained in the project shared by INCT members.


Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

Team Leader

Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (2005). The Master's course in Biochemistry was held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (2007). With a doctorate concluded by the Genomic Science and Biotechnology program at the Catholic University of Brasília (2012). Has experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Acting on the following topics: Cloning and expression of proteins in heterologous systems; Bioprospecting of proteins with entomotoxic activity (vicillins, lectins, proteinase inhibitors and Cry toxins) aiming at the control of dipterous, lepidopteran and coleopteran insects; and development of gene silencing strategies via interfering RNA (RNAi) for the control of insect pests.


Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

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