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Dr. Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem

Professor of Plant Evolutionary Genomics
Department of Botany
ICB (Institute of Biological Sciences)
UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
Belo Horizonte-MG
Brazil
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Master’s Students

 
Ramon Oliveira
Project:
Evolution and functional genomics of plant GT47 gene family. The project is focused on understanding the functional diversification of GT47 associated with the emergence of terrestrial charophytes that eventually gave rise to land plants.
Program: MSc in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Wenderson Rodrigues
Project: 
The origins of land plants genetic toolkit. The project aims to establish the origin of land plant’s conserved genes, focusing on genetic mechanisms that emerged before the origin of land plants and might be associated with colonization of land by early streptophytes.
Program: MSc in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Ingridy Moura
Project: Unraveling the evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships in the fern genera Amauropelta (Thelypteridaceae). The project aims to elucidate the phylogenetic relations between Amauropelta species and reconstruct the biogeographic history of the genera using sequence data.
Program: MSc in Plant Biology (UFMG)
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PhD Students

 
Breno Lisboa
Project:
Metagenomics of terrestrial communities of microalgae. The project aims to understand the species composition and gene repertoire of terrestrial communities of microalgae and the interacting taxon. The main idea is to use those communities as models to understand the early colonization of land environments by photosynthetic microorganisms in the context of Del-Bem’s Theory of the Microforest.
Program: PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Beatriz Moura
Project:
The cryptic diversity of streptophytic green algae. The project aims to reveal the diversity of the microalgae that are evolutionary related to land plants focusing on terrestrial/subaerial communities using a combination of metagenomics and molecular phylogenetics.
Advisor: Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem
Program: PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Fenícia Brito
Project: Evolution of tRNA in cellular life. The project focus on the evolution of tRNA loci and its role in the evolution of complexity.
Advisor: Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem
Program: PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Rosiane Santos
Project: Evolution of glycosyltransferases in green plants (Viridiplantae). The project aims to shed light into the origin and diversification of glycosyltransferase gene families and how they shaped the plant cell wall in the context of the major transitions in plant evolution.
Advisor: Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem
Program: PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Thiago Mendonça
Project: Diversity and functional biology of microorganisms in photosynthetic soil crusts. The project aims to use metagenomic data to understand the diversity of microorganisms in soil crusts composed primarily by microalgae. Experimental approaches will be used to determine the capacity of soil aggregation of terrestrial algae in an evolutionary context to help determine key events in the origin and evolution of Earth’s soils.
Advisor: Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem
Program: PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG)
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Co-supervised students


Alison Menezes
Project: Unraveling protein domains associated with the emergence of the vascular system in plants. The project investigate protein domains over-represented in copy number in genomes of tracheophytes that might be associated with the evolution of vascular system in land plants. Mutagenesis in the non-vascular liverwort Marchantia polymorpha will be used to uncover new functions in plant biology that might be associated with the origin of the vascular system.
Advisor: Francisco Lobo (ICB-UFMG)
Co-advisor:  Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem
Program: PhD in Genetics (UFMG)
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