Meet our team of researchers and board members at GCCRC

GCCRC - scientific board- dirk inze
Dirk Inzé
Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dirk Inzé is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) and the scientific director of the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology. His research interest is on the molecular networks underpinning yield and organ growth both under standard as well as mild drought stress conditions in Arabidopsis and the C4 crop maize.
Harris Lewin
College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, USA
Harris A. Lewin is an American biologist , professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, Lewin won the Wolf Prize in Agriculture for his research into cattle genomics. Lewin chairs the working group for the Earth BioGenome Project, a moonshot for biology that aims to sequence, catalog, and characterize the genomes of all of Earth’s eukaryotic biodiversity over a period of 10 years.
Elibio Leopoldo Rech
Embrapa/Cenargen, Brasilia
Elibio Rech is an agronomist of EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology. He created and leads a research group, which is currently a national and international reference in the expression of heterologous proteins in plants and animals. He has been actively involved in different segments of the Federal Government on the issue of law-making, biosafety activities and Science and Technology policies.
Michel Eduardo Beleza Yamagishi
Embrapa/Cnptia, Campinas
Michel Eduardo Beleza Yamagishi was born in Manaus (AM). He is graduated in applied and computational mathematics by the University of Campinas (Unicamp), where he did his master and doctorate. He is currently a senior researcher of Embrapa Informática (Brazilian Agricultural Research Company).
Unicamp/FCM, Campinas
Aníbal Eugênio Vercesi graduated is professor at School of Medical Sciences of University of Campinas (Unicamp). His area of research comprises the themes: metabolism, mitochondrial bioenergetics, ions’ homeostasis and oxidative stress in protozoans, fungi, plants and mammals.
GCCRC - scientific board- paula mazzafera
Unicamp/IB, Campinas
Paulo Mazzafera is an agronomist and full professor at the Institute of Biology from the University of Campinas (Unicamp) where he teaches plant physiology. His background is in Plant Physiology, having worked on several subjects, but with a greater focus on physiology and secondary metabolism / secondary products in coffee, eucalyptus and sugar cane.