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Clelton Aparecido dos Santos


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

Graduated in Biological Sciences (2007) and Master in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2009) from State University of Londrina, UEL. PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2013) from State University of Campinas, UNICAMP having carried out Post-Doctoral internships with the following groups: Laboratory of Protein Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry/UNICAMP, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, CBMEG/UNICAMP; Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group, Department of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, NUIG, Dupree Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, CAM, Cambridge, UK. Currently is a Research Scientist in Structural Enzymology and Protein Engineering at the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory/LNBR of the The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials/CNPEM. His research focuses on the Biochemical and Biophysical characterization of proteins with biotechnological potential related to the degradation of lignocellulosic substrates and the deconstruction of plastics such as PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) for the production of advanced chemicals with high added value.He has experience in the area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with an emphasis on Protein Engineering, working mainly on the following subjects: Cloning, Heterologous Expression of Proteins, Purification of Recombinant Proteins, Genetics and Ecology of Microorganisms, and Biosafety. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals in the field of biochemistry including Frontiers in Microbiology and Sustainability, being also a contributing author of CAZypedia (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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