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Klaus Hartmann Hartfelder

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Alemanha

Klaus Hartfelder is a Full Professor of the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo (FMRP-USP). He studied Biology at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, concluding with a Diploma (Master's) obtained in 1982, followed by a Doctoral degree in Zoology in 1986 from the same university, with a two-years stay (1983 and 1985) at the Departmento de Genética da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo (FMRP-USP). After a postdoctoral period in Tübingen (1986-1989), he spent a year as postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in insect endocrinology. After returning to Tübingen as Assistant Professor (1991 1998) he obtained the Habilitation in 1993. While still in Tübingen he temporarily was the coordinator of the bilateral Pro Mata Project with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. In 1998 he made the definitive move to Brazil, first as Visiting Professor (CAPES/DAAD) from 1998-2003 at the Departamento de Biologia of the Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP-USP), and then accepting a position as Associate Professor at the Departamento de Biologia Celular e Molecular e Bioagentes Patogênicos da FMRP-USP, where he became Full Professor in 2013. As President of the International Relations Office (2007-2014) he organized several academic exchange agreements with universities abroad, before then becoming the Head of the Department for two periods (2016-2020). Currently he is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Genetics of FMRP-USP and a collaborator with the Graduate Program in Entomology at INPA in Manaus. With more than 100 publications that obtained more than 5,000 citations, he is the Assistant Editor of the journal Genetics and Molecular Biology published by the Brazilian Society of Genetics, and since 2003 he is Associate Editor of Apidologie (Springer). As President of the International Union of the Studies of Social Insects. (IUSSI) from 2014-2018 he organized the international congress of IUSSI for the first time in Latin America, in Guarujá, SP in 2018. He was the founding President of the Brazilian chapter of IUSSI from 2013 to 2018, and currently is the treasurer of this society. He received invitations for seminar talks from various institutions in Brazil and also abroad, including the United States, Germany, France, and Norway, and he organized symposia for several international and national congresses. Collaborative research projects are under way with colleagues abroad (The University of Sydney in Australia and two universities in Germany, Freiburg and Hohenheim). Interested in the genomics of social bees he participated in various large international consortia. He has experience in Developmental Biology and in Evolutionary Biology, with research projects focusing on the genomics and epigenetics of social bees, on regulatory pathways underlying caste development and the division of labor in social insects, and on insect endocrinology. Contact: klaus@fmrp.usp.br. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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