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Maria de Lourdes Teixeira de Moraes Polizeli


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry (1982) from the current Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, FCFRP, University of São Paulo, USP. Master's degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP (1986) and PhD in Biochemistry from the same institution (1991). Post-doctorate in Cell Biology (1992/1993). Professor at the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto, FFCLRP, USP, since 1993. Full Professor at the Department of Biology at FFCLRP-USP from 2018. Worked on the Commission Research FFCLRP-USP as a member (2015-2016), Vice-President (2016-2018) and President (2018-2019); in the Course Coordinating Committee (CoC) of the Biological Sciences Course was a member (1996-1999) and Vice-Coordinator (1999-2002); Mmember of the Graduation Committee of the FFCLRP (CG) representing the Department of Biology (1994 to 2000). She served as Vice-President of the Internal Biosafety Commission of FFCLRP-USP (2017-2019) and was a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee with FCFRP, representing FFCLRP (2004 to 2014). At graduation, she teaches the disciplines Cellular Biology and Bioprospecting for Biotechnological Processes, in addition to various disciplines of Internships and Course Conclusion. In the Post-graduation teaches the disciplines Cellular Signaling and Enzyme Immobilization. Research interests are focused on the areas of Cell Biology, Microbiology, Bioprocesses and Fermentation, Biochemistry and Enzymology. It mainly works on the following themes: filamentous fungi, lipases, amylases, xylanases and other enzymatic systems that act in the degradation of plant cell walls. Coordinated thematic projects with support from CNPq and FAPESP related to Biodiversity (SISBIOTA) and Bioenergy / Biofuels. Maintain international research interactions with several countries. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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