Dr Andre Pulschen
Andre completed his BSc in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, followed by a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. Throughout his career, he worked on several microbiology projects, from uncultured bacteria from Antarctica to extremophilic yeasts from the Atacama desert. In addition, he explored the regulation of different metabolic pathways in the bacteria B. subtilis using a combination of strain engineering, biochemical and microscopy strategies. During his postdocs at University College London and at the MRC – Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, Andre worked with cell biology and genetic manipulation of extremophilic Archaea and created a new device to study these microbes by live-microscopy. At Bactobio, Andre is working on finding novel bacteria, genetic engineering of unusual and environmental microbes, as well as new strategies for discovering new active molecules.
In his free time, Andre enjoys hiking, playing video games and cooking.
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