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Senior Scientist : Microbiology

Andre completed his BSc in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, followed by a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.  Andre worked on several environmental microbiology projects, from isolating uncultured bacteria from Antarctica to extremophilic yeasts from the Atacama desert. Also, during his PhD, he explored antimicrobial resistance pathways in model bacteria.  In his postdocs at University College London and at the MRC – Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Andre worked with extremophilic Archaea and created new methods to study these microbes by live-microscopy.  


At Bactobio, Andre is working on the discovery of novel bacterial isolates, as well as optimization of the isolation platform.


In his free time, Andre enjoys hiking, playing video games and cooking.