Phycology

 


Estela Maria Plastino

Prof. Dr Estela Maria Plastino
Intraspecific diversity in algae: physiological and genetic approaches
The major goal is to understand the intraspecific diversity of seaweeds. Laboratory cultivation is used as a tool for strain selection, in studies of color inheritance, and in tests of abiotic stress. Physiological approaches allow the characterization of strains and species, as well as the recognition of ecotypes. Population genetics is used to recognize the genetic structuring of species with wide geographical distribution.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7544
Email: emplasti@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4789730Y2
Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/lam/ingindex.html

 


Fanly Fungy Chow Ho

Prof. Dr Fanly Fungyi Chow Ho
Integrative physiology of marine algae and application
My research area is related to multidisciplinary aspects of applied phycology focused in integrative physiology with functional and chemical biodiversity approaches of marine algae. The studies address physiological responses to environmental abiotic conditions and global climate change including growth, photosynthetic performance, enzymatic activity, secondary metabolites, oxidative stress and regulatory processes. Knowledge on the functional and chemical biodiversity might contribute for the potential prospection of marine algae as sources of natural products.
Contact: +55 11 3091-8068
Email: fchow@ib.usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4779389E4
Lab Website: http://cursosextensao.usp.br/enrol/index.php?id=56
Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/lam/ingindex.html

 


Flavio Augusto de Souza Berchez

Prof. Dr Flávio A.S. Berchez
The Coastal Ecosystems Project studies primarily the structure of benthic communities in South America and how these communities are affected by global climate changes. Besides, the project develops, apply and evaluate transdisciplinary models of education directed to primary and secondary schools, related to the teaching at the natural environment.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7540
Email: fberchez@ib.usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?metodo=apresentar&id=K4785419H8
Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/ecosteiros2

 


Mariana Cabral de Oliveira

Prof. Dr Mariana Cabral de Oliveira
Origin, evolution and diversity of algae
Our group has primarily focused on the evolutionary history of different groups of algae (with emphasis on Rhodophyta), their interrelationships, physiology and the origin and distribution of their biological diversity. For this we combine taxonomic analysis, molecular phylogenetics and genomics.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7630
Email: mdolive@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4723276Y7
Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/lam/ingindex.html

 


Valria Cassano

Prof. Dr Valeria Cassano
The research interest is focused on understanding the diversity of marine macroalgae and their phylogenetic relationships. The studies address both traditional and molecular taxonomy, including the use of DNA barcoding technique.
Contact: +55 11 3091-7544
Email: vcassano@usp.br
CV: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4790199Z9
Lab Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/lam/ingindex.html