Henrique Marques de Souza

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Cargo: Professor Doutor I

PhD, Cologne University, Germany




  • Biotechnology

Research lines

  • Plant Genetics and Breeding
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology

Personal presentation

"Dr. Henrique Marques-Souza is an assistant Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology at the University of Campinas - UNICAMP. He is an Agricultural Engineer by the University of Londrina, Master in Sciences by the Center of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, of the University of São Paulo and Ph.D. by the University of Cologne, Germany. Prof. Marques-Souza did a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Research Associate of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His carrier has been dedicated to understand the role of gene regulatory networks controlling cell fate decisions in animal development and regeneration by the use of technologies such as RNAi interference, Genome Editing (CRISPR-Cas9) and transcriptome analysis. Currently, the main focus of Prof. Marques-Souza's lab is to develop biotechnological solutions to control agricultural pests and diseases."

Research activities

Screening for molecules controlling essential biological processes in insects through gene silencing (RNAi), genomic editing (CRISPR-Cas9) and global gene expression analysis (RNA-seq) techniques aiming at the development of sustainable biotechnological solutions to control agricultural pests.

Teaching activities

Teaching of Tissue Biology, Developmental Biology and Embryology classes for the Undergraduate courses in Biological Sciences and Speech Therapy at Unicamp.

Selected Publications

Savard, J; marques-souza, H.; Aranda, M; Tautz, D; A Segmentation Gene in Tribolium Produces a Polycistronic mRNA that Codes for Multiple Conserved Peptides. Cell (Cambridge), v.126, p. 559-569, 2006 [ doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.05.053 ]

marques-souza, H.; Aranda, M.; Tautz, D.; Delimiting the conserved features of hunchback function for the trunk organization of insects. Development (Cambridge), v.135, p. 881-888, 2008 [ doi:10.1242/dev.018317 ]

Sensiate, L. A.; marques-souza, H.; Bone growth as the main determinant of mouse digit tip regeneration after amputation. Scientific Reports, v.9, p. 9720-, 2019 [ doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45521-4 ]