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Tsai Siu Mui


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated and licensed in Agronomic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1971), with a master's degree (1974) in Sciences (Nuclear Energy in Agriculture) and a PhD (1978) in Agronomy (Soils and Plant Nutrition) from USP, specialization in Microbiology from the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO-Canberra, Australia (1975), postdoctoral fellow in microbial ecology and in genetic studies of biological nitrogen fixation in common bean, at the University of California - Davis (1989-1992). Prof. Associate Professor in Plant Biotechnology (1997) and Prof. Holder of USP in 2006, develops research at the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CENA-USP). Currently, she coordinates the PPG-Ciências at CENA / USP, has supervised undergraduate students (125), postgraduate-51 Masters (3 in progress) and 50 Doctors (8 in progress), 17 Post-Doctors and 4 Young Researchers. His research is based on microbiology and, especially, soil microbiology, the common thread that has guided his research throughout his career, leading to greater scientific successes in the area of sustainable agriculture through the management of agroecosystems with the use of bioinputs. Coordinated several projects (25) with international cooperation (US National Academy of Science BOSTID and National Science Foundation-FAPESP BIOTA, NWO-Netherland Scientific Organization) and with Brazilian collaborators from universities, research institutes and private companies, focusing mainly on environmental studies , conservation of biodiversity and sustainable agricultural production, in addition to the development of technologies to certify the safety of agricultural products for export purposes. Elected full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in May 2008 and of the World Academy of Sciences in November 2018, she has been a CNPq 1A researcher since 2004. She is the author/co-author of 256 articles in national and international journals, 2 books, 26 book chapters, is on the list of the most influential scientists in the world in Agricultural Sciences (2021, 2023), with h=55 (Web of Sciences), h=55 (Google Scholar), h=57 (ResearchGate), Scopus (47 ). She was a member of the Management Committee of the Agribusiness Sectoral Fund as a representative of the academic-scientific sector of the MCTI-DF (2012-2014, 204-2015), member of CA- Agricultural Sciences (2009-2012, 2013-2014). Recipient of the Scientific and Technological Merit Medal by the Government of the State of São Paulo, USP Merit (2000), Scopus-Elsevier Latino Award (2008), Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award by the Association of Eng. plant-microorganism interaction, symbiosis, molecular markers, genome sequencing, plant defense genes, microbial ecology, deforestation and land use conversion with a focus on biogeochemical cycles. Studies with common bean focus on the determination of tolerance to water stress in elite genotypes in association with microsymbionts. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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