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Sergio Verjovski Almeida

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Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). Instituto Butantan  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated in Medicine from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1974), master's in Biophysics and Biochemistry from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1976) and Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1979) under the supervision of Dr. Leopoldo de Meis. Visiting Researcher at the Department of Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1991-1992), with Dr. Carolyn W. Slayman. Scientist and professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, from 1979 to 1993, becoming full professor in that Department in 1992. Since 1994 is Full Professor at Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química da Universidade de São Paulo, and since November 2014 is Retired Full Professor, Senior Collaborator in that Department. Is presently Scientific Leader in Parasitology at Instituto Butantan, fellow of Fundação Butantan. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 1986. Admitted to the class of Comendador of the National Order of the Scientific Merit of the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil in 2006. Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: schistosoma mansoni, cancer, large scale gene expression. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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La batalla contra un gusano 
The battle against a worm 
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BRITO, GLAUBER COSTA; FACHEL, ANGELA A.; VETTORE, ANDRE LUIZ; VIGNAL, GISELLE M.; GIMBA, ETEL R. P.; CAMPOS, FRANZ S.; BARCINSKI, MARCELLO A.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO; REIS, EDUARDO M.. Identification of protein-coding and intronic noncoding RNAs down-regulated in clear cell renal carcinoma. Molecular Carcinogenesis, v. 47, n. 10, p. 757-767, . Web of Science Citations: 29. (02/13283-6)

AMARAL, MURILO S.; MACIEL, LUCAS F.; SILVEIRA, GILBERT O.; OLBERG, GIOVANNA G. O.; LEITE, JOAO V. P.; IMAMURA, LUCAS K.; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; MIYASATO, PATRICIA A.; NAKANO, ELIANA; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. Long non-coding RNA levels can be modulated by 5-azacytidine in Schistosoma mansoni. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/10046-6, 18/19591-2, 18/23693-5, 18/24015-0)

AMARAL, MURILO SENA; GOULART, ERNESTO; CAIRES-JUNIOR, LUIZ CARLOS; MORALES-VICENTE, DAVID ABRAHAM; SOARES-SCHANOSKI, ALESSANDRA; GOMES, ROSELANE PAIVA; OLBERG, GIOVANNA GONCALVES DE OLIVEIRA; ASTRAY, RENATO MANCINI; KALIL, JORGE E.; ZATZ, MAYANA; et al. Differential gene expression elicited by ZIKV infection in trophoblasts from congenital Zika syndrome discordant twins. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 14, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/03620-2, 13/08028-1, 14/50931-3, 18/23693-5)

PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; VASCONCELOS, ELTON J. R.; PIRES, DAVID S.; ASIF, HUMA; DASILVA, LUCAS F.; MORALES-VICENTE, DAVID A.; CARNEIRO, VITOR C.; ANGELI, CLAUDIA B.; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; et al. Inhibition of histone methyltransferase EZH2 in Schistosoma mansoni in vitro by GSK343 reduces egg laying and decreases the expression of genes implicated in DNA replication and noncoding RNA metabolism. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 12, n. 10, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (14/24560-8, 16/10046-6, 14/06863-3)

VASCONCELOS, ELTON J. R.; DASILVA, LUCAS F.; PIRES, DAVID S.; LAVEZZO, GUILHERME M.; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. The Schistosoma mansoni genome encodes thousands of long non-coding RNAs predicted to be functional at different parasite life-cycle stages. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (14/24560-8, 16/10046-6)

PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; SILVEIRA, GILBERT O.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; ALMEIDA, V, SINARA M.; OLIVEIRA, JAMERSON F.; LIMA, MARIA C. A.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. In vitro activity of aryl-thiazole derivatives against Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula and adult worms. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 11, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/24015-0)

LOBO-SILVA, JESSICA; CABRAL, FERNANDA J.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; MIYASATO, PATRICIA A.; DE FREITAS, RAFAELA PAULA; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; KHOURI, I, MARIANA; BARBOSA, MAYRA M. F.; RAMOS, PABLO I. P.; LEITE, LUCIANA C. C.; et al. The antischistosomal potential of GSK-J4, an H3K27 demethylase inhibitor: insights from molecular modeling, transcriptomics and in vitro assays. PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 13, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (15/06366-2, 17/07364-9)

YUNUSOV, DINAR; ANDERSON, LETICIA; DASILVA, LUCAS FERREIRA; WYSOCKA, JOANNA; EZASHI, TOSHIHIKO; ROBERTS, R. MICHAEL; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. HIPSTR and thousands of lncRNAs are heterogeneously expressed in human embryos, primordial germ cells and stable cell lines. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, . Web of Science Citations: 14. (14/03620-2)

ANDERSON, LETICIA; AMARAL, MURILO S.; BECKEDORFF, FELIPE; SILVA, LUCAS F.; DAZZANI, BIANCA; OLIVEIRA, KATIA C.; ALMEIDA, GIULLIANA T.; GOMES, MONETE R.; PIRES, DAVID S.; SETUBAL, JOAO C.; et al. Schistosoma mansoni Egg, Adult Male and Female Comparative Gene Expression Analysis and Identification of Novel Genes by RNA-Seq. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 9, n. 12, . Web of Science Citations: 27. (10/51687-8)

SHERIDAN, MEGAN A.; YUNUSOV, DINAR; BALARAMAN, VELMURUGAN; ALEXENKO, ANDREI P.; YABE, SHINICHIRO; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO; SCHUST, DANNY J.; FRANZ, ALEXANDER W.; SADOVSKY, YOEL; TOSHIHIKO, EZASHI; et al. Vulnerability of primitive human placental trophoblast to Zika virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 114, n. 9, p. E1587-E1596, . Web of Science Citations: 44. (10/51152-7, 14/03620-2)

MACIEL, LUCAS F.; MORALES-VICENTE, DAVID A.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. Dynamic Expression of Long Non-Coding RNAs Throughout Parasite Sexual and Neural Maturation in Schistosoma Japonicum. NON-CODING RNA, v. 6, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/03620-2, 18/19591-2, 18/23693-5)

LOBO-SILVA, JESSICA; CABRAL, FERNANDA J.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; MIYASATO, PATRICIA A.; DE FREITAS, RAFAELA PAULA; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; KHOURI, I, MARIANA; BARBOSA, MAYRA M. F.; RAMOS, PABLO I. P.; LEITE, LUCIANA C. C.; et al. The antischistosomal potential of GSK-J4, an H3K27 demethylase inhibitor: insights from molecular modeling, transcriptomics and in vitro assays. PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 13, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (15/06366-2, 17/07364-9)

AMARAL, MURILO S.; MACIEL, LUCAS F.; SILVEIRA, GILBERT O.; OLBERG, GIOVANNA G. O.; LEITE, JOAO V. P.; IMAMURA, LUCAS K.; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; MIYASATO, PATRICIA A.; NAKANO, ELIANA; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. Long non-coding RNA levels can be modulated by 5-azacytidine in Schistosoma mansoni. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (18/24015-0, 16/10046-6, 18/19591-2, 18/23693-5)

BRITO, GLAUBER COSTA; FACHEL, ANGELA A.; VETTORE, ANDRE LUIZ; VIGNAL, GISELLE M.; GIMBA, ETEL R. P.; CAMPOS, FRANZ S.; BARCINSKI, MARCELLO A.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO; REIS, EDUARDO M.. Identification of protein-coding and intronic noncoding RNAs down-regulated in clear cell renal carcinoma. Molecular Carcinogenesis, v. 47, n. 10, p. 757-767, . Web of Science Citations: 29. (02/13283-6)

AMARAL, MURILO SENA; GOULART, ERNESTO; CAIRES-JUNIOR, LUIZ CARLOS; MORALES-VICENTE, DAVID ABRAHAM; SOARES-SCHANOSKI, ALESSANDRA; GOMES, ROSELANE PAIVA; OLBERG, GIOVANNA GONCALVES DE OLIVEIRA; ASTRAY, RENATO MANCINI; KALIL, JORGE E.; ZATZ, MAYANA; et al. Differential gene expression elicited by ZIKV infection in trophoblasts from congenital Zika syndrome discordant twins. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 14, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/03620-2, 13/08028-1, 14/50931-3, 18/23693-5)

TAHIRA, ANA C.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO; FERREIRA, SERGIO T.. Dementia is an age-independent risk factor for severity and death in COVID-19 inpatients. ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/23693-5)

VASCONCELOS, ELTON J. R.; DASILVA, LUCAS F.; PIRES, DAVID S.; LAVEZZO, GUILHERME M.; PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. The Schistosoma mansoni genome encodes thousands of long non-coding RNAs predicted to be functional at different parasite life-cycle stages. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (16/10046-6, 14/24560-8)

PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; SILVEIRA, GILBERT O.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; ALMEIDA, V, SINARA M.; OLIVEIRA, JAMERSON F.; LIMA, MARIA C. A.; VERJOVSKI-ALMEIDA, SERGIO. In vitro activity of aryl-thiazole derivatives against Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula and adult worms. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 11, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/24015-0)

PEREIRA, ADRIANA S. A.; AMARAL, MURILO S.; VASCONCELOS, ELTON J. R.; PIRES, DAVID S.; ASIF, HUMA; DASILVA, LUCAS F.; MORALES-VICENTE, DAVID A.; CARNEIRO, VITOR C.; ANGELI, CLAUDIA B.; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; et al. Inhibition of histone methyltransferase EZH2 in Schistosoma mansoni in vitro by GSK343 reduces egg laying and decreases the expression of genes implicated in DNA replication and noncoding RNA metabolism. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 12, n. 10, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (16/10046-6, 14/24560-8, 14/06863-3)

Patent applications

XANTHOMONAS GENES ASSOCIATED WITH PLANT PATHOGENICITY PCT/BR2003/000060 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Ana Claudia Rasera da Silva; Ronaldo Bento Quaggio; Fernando de Castro Reinach; Jesus Aparecido Ferro; Julio César Franco de Oliveira; Marcelo Luiz de Laia; João Carlos Setubal; Luiz Roberto Furlan - April 2003, 22

ISOLATED S. MANSONI NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF PCT/BR2004/000170 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Sergio Verjovski-Almeida; Ricardo De Marco - September 2004, 10

MÉTODO PARA IDENTIFICAR O LOCAL DE INSERÇÃO DE UM SEGMENTO DE DNA CUJA SEQÜÊNCIA É CONHECIDA, INSERIDO EM TRECHO DE LOCAL IGNORADO DO DNA GENÔMICO DE UM ORGANISMO, MÉTODO PARA DETERMINAR A SEQÜÊNCIA DE UM TRECHO DESCONHECIDO DE DNA GENÔMICO DE UM ORGANISMO NA VIZINHANÇA DE UM TRECHO CONHECIDO, PREPARAÇÃO PARA IDENTIFICAR O LOCAL DE INSERÇÃO DE UM SEGMENTO DE DNA CUJA SEQÜÊNCIA É CONHECIDA, INSERIDO EM LOCAL DESCONHECIDO NO DNA GENÔMICO DE UM ORGANISMO, KIT PARA IDENTIFICAR O LOCAL DE INSERÇÃO DE UM SEGMENTO DE DNA CUJA SEQÜÊNCIA É CONHECIDA, INSERIDO EM LOCAL DESCONHECIDO NO DNA GENÔMICO DE UM ORGANISMO E USO DA CITADA PREPARAÇÃO PI0300337-0 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Sergio Verjovski-Almeida; Ana Claudia Rasera da Silva - February 2003, 05

MÉTODO PARA DETECTAR POR SEQUENCIAMENTO A PRESENÇA DO RNA DA APIRASE DE S. MANSONI, MÉTODO PARA DETECTAR POR SEQUENCIAMENTO A PRESENÇA DO RNA DA APIRASE DE S. MANSONI, MÉTODO PARA DETECTAR A PRESENÇA DO GENE DA APIRASE EM DNA GENÔMICO DE S.MANSONI, MÉTODO PARA PRODUÇÃO DE FRAGMENTO VACINAL DE APIRASE EM ORGANISMO RECOMBINANTE, PLASMÍDEO DE EXPRESSÃO, MÉTODO DE PRODUÇÃO DE ANTICORPO ANTI-APIRASE DE S.MANSONI, ANTICORPO ANTI-APIRASE, VACINA, MÉTODO PARA DETECTAR A PRESENÇA DA PROTEÍNA DE APIRASE DE S.MANSONI, MÉTODO PARA PRODUÇÃO DE ORGANISMO RECOMBINANTE EXPRESSANDO O GENE DA APIRASE, ORGANISMO RECOMBINANTE, VETOR DE DNA, VETOR, PROTEÍNA APIRASE DE S.MANSONI, USO DA PROTEÍNA APIRASE, MOLÉCULA DE ÁCIDO NUCLÉICO ISOLADA, POLIPEPTÍDEO ISOLADO, KIT PARA DETECTAR ANTICORPO DE ANTI-APIRASE DE S.MANSONI, CDNA DO GENE DA APIRASE DE S.MANSONI PI0303114-4 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Sergio Verjovski-Almeida; Ricardo De Marco - February 2003, 24

MOLÉCULAS ISOLADAS DE ÁCIDO NUCLÉICO DE S. MANSONI E USO DESTAS PI0413944-5 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP); Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Sergio Verjovski-Almeida; Luciana Cezar de Cerqueira Leite; Leonardo Paiva Farias; Patricia Aoki Miyasato; Toshie Kawano; Ricardo Cassiano Demarco; Julio Cesar Levano Garcia; Elizabeth Angelica Leme Martins; Paulo Lee Ho; Ana Lucia Tabet Oller do Nascimento; Emmanuel Dias Neto; João Carlos Setubal; Carlos Frederico Martins Menck; Alda Maria Backx Noronha Madeira; Vanderlei Rodrigues; Cybele Gargioni - September 2004, 10

MÉTODO DE IDENTIFICAÇÃO DE GENES QUE SE ENCONTRAM NOS ÍNTRONS PRESENTES EM DNA DE CROMOSSOMOS HUMANOS PI0401911-3 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP); Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Sergio Verjovski-Almeida; Eduardo Moraes Rego Reis; Aline Maria da Silva - June 2004, 04

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