Jose Luiz Proenca Modena
Since 2015, José is professor in the Department of Genetics, Evolution, Microbiology and Imunology, Institute of Biology at University of Campinas (Unicamp). Currently, he heads a Laboratory of Emerging Viruses (LEVE) where he is conducting researches about pathogenesis of Oropouche virus (OROV), Zika virus (ZIKV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and the recently discovered new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). During COVID-19 pandemics, Proença-Modena worked to mitigate the social and public health impact of this disease in the metropolitan region of Campinas, having a leading role for molecular diagnosis, scientific dissemination, and development of research that has contributed to the understanding of new epidemiological, evolutionary and pathophysiological aspects of COVID-19. He published 62 papers in indexed journals and wrote two book chapter in virology and microbiology.
Clarisse Palma da Silva
Bachelor's at Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2000), master's at Genetics and Molecular Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2003) and PhD at Genetics and Molecular Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2008). Post-doc at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and UFRJ. I am a Professor at UNICAMP, Department of Plant Biology. I am Head of the Evolutionary Ecology and Genomics Laboratory. I am mainly interested in studing Evolutionary Biology of Neotropical Plants. My main research projects are focus on molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics, population genetics and genomics, evolutionary genomics and transcriptomics; phylogeography and reproductive biology.
Sílvio Roberto Consonni
The main purpose of our lab is to recognize the effects of multiparity and ageing in cells and extracellular matrix during postpartum recovery at birth canal (pubic symphysis, uterine cervix and vagina) in mice. We pay particular interest to understand how birth and ageing have a significant effect in tissue homeostasis, which could help us to understand the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and preterm. We focus on the connective tissue - an important site of cellular, molecular and hormonal signaling - and ask how this tissue responds (or not) to changes during and after first and multiple pregnancies. Using morphological, biochemical and molecular assays, we identified that recovery processes are regulated by cells and molecules in the birth canal and multiparity and ageing led them to not recover in the reproductive matrix mice.