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AL 07 - Insects and Nematodes: Breeding and Bioassays

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

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Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

Team Leader

Dr. Leonardo is undergraduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (2005). He holds a master's degree in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (2007), and a doctorate's degree in Genomic Science and Biotechnology from the Catholic University of Brasília (2012). He has experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with expertise in 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.

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Leonardo Lima Pepino de Macedo

EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

W5 Norte Avenue (end) - P.O. Box 02372 - Postal Code 70770-917 - Brasília, DF - Brazil


Phone number:+55 61 3448-4705

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