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Alessandra Koltun


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética (CBMEG)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Brazilian agronomist with a semester completed at the University of Arkansas in the USA and an additional year at the University of Newcastle-England. Experience in maize genetic improvement (research and rural extension) and soil microbiology. Master in Science with emphasis on plant biotechnology with dissertation on sugarcane ammonium transporters. PhD in plant genetics, investigating water-stress related genes in soybean and genomic editing using CRISPR-Cas aiming at improving the nutritional quality of the grain for animal feed. Finally, an enthusiastic molecular biologist that loves to observe nature and apply its techniques to improve food production. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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