Graduate Program in Agronomy “Cropping Systems” Ilha Solteira (50 but still single! Island) Campus Paulo Ceresini, PhD, Coordinator
Theme: Bioeconomy Bioenergy Crops and Biofuels Conversion Technology Lab Sustainable production of biomass from Jatropha curcas for industrial use and bioenergy generation Research team: Prof. Enes Furlani Junior and 07 graduate students Funding: US$ 1 million from Petrobras; CNPq. Contact: email@example.com https://bv.fapesp.br/en/pesquisador/2677/enes-furlani-junior/
Theme: Bioeconomy Evolution of Plant Pathogens in the Agroecosystem Lab Novel real-time disease surveillance and fungicide resistance monitoring tools to foster a smart and sustainable crop protection platform in Brazil. Research team: Prof. Paulo Ceresini and 09 graduate students Funding: FAPESP + BBSRC Newton Fund UK; CNPq. Partnership: Rothamsted Research (UK) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org https://bv.fapesp.br/en/pesquisador/7620/paulo-cezar-ceresini/
Theme: Bioeconomy Food crops biofortification, Nutritional genomics, Microbial-Improved Plant Nutrition an Bioremediation Research Group: Research team: Prof. Dr. André Reis (AR) email@example.com , Prof. Dr. Liliane de Camargos (LC) firstname.lastname@example.org , Prof. Dr. Marcelo Teixeira (MT)email@example.com , Prof. Dr. Orivaldo Arf (OA) firstname.lastname@example.org , Prof. Dr. Thiago Nogueira (TN) email@example.com , and 23 graduate students Source: FAPESP Magazine. The Quilombola Bioeconomy Funding: CNPq; FAPESP; FINEP. Partnership: Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham (UK)
Theme: Bioeconomy Food crops biofortification, Nutritional genomics, Microbial-Improved Plant Nutrition and Bioremediation Labs: • Food crops biofortification with essential micronutrients (iron, iodine, selenium, and zinc) for human and animal health, physiological genomics of nutrients uptake in cowpea, forage grasses and rice (AR). • Stress tolerance and seed priming in major staple crops (AR). • Beneficial soil microbial resources for improving nitrogen fertilizers efficiency on corn, rice and wheat crops in the Cerrado increases profitability and reduces ground water pollution (MT and OA) • Phytoremediation potential of tropical legumes in soils contaminated with copper, boron, and manganese (LC and TN).
Theme: Bioeconomy Forest Conservation Genetics Research Group Research team: Dr. Alexandre Sebbenn (AS), Prof. Dr. Mario Moraes (MM), Dr. Miguel Freitas (MF), Dr. Ananda de Aguiar (AA), and 14 graduate students Funding: CNPq; FAPESP. Partnership: São Paulo State Forest Institute EMBRAPA Forests Thünen Institute of Forest (Germany). Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Theme: Bioeconomy Forest Conservation Genetics Research Group • Population and quantitative genetics, genetic breeding and conservation genetics of native tree species from both the Brazilian Amazon and the Cerrado biomes (AA, AS, MF and MM). • Optimization of seed collection sample sizes for the establishment of ex-situ genetic conservation and environmental restoration (AS, AA, MF and MM). • Impacts of selective logging on the mating system, contemporary pollen and seed dispersal/flow and the genetic diversity of Brazilian native forest tree species to ensure genetic sustainability and legal timber availability (AS). • Application of DNA fingerprints based on SNPs for timber assignment test analyses to identify the origin of the internationally traded wood (AS).