Dr. Glaucia Mendes Souza is a Full Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo. Her lab focuses on sugarcane biotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics. Dr. Souza started her career as a molecular biologist. Her PhD degree versed on the cellular decision to transition from growth to development. She did two postdoctoral trainings in molecular genetics in the US at the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation and Baylor College of Medicine. She is currently developing a genomics platform for plant improvement to select future-climate resilient plants and working on a systems biology approach in sugarcane to identify metabolites that might be of interest for bio-based chemicals applications and yield improvement. Read more