Renato Vicentini dos Santos

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Cargo: Professor Doutor I

PhD, University of Campinas

Laboratório de Biologia de Sistemas, Departamento de Genética, Evolução, Microbiologia e Imunologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP


  • Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity

Research lines

  • Plant Genetics and Breeding
  • Bioinformatics

Personal presentation

bachelor's at Engenharia de Computação from Universidade São Francisco (2004) and doctorate at Genetics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2008). Has experience in Genetics, acting on the following subjects: sugarcane, microarray, in silico, mysql and genômica mitocondrial.

Research activities

Several molecular mechanisms responsible for the cross talk between different regulatory elements and signaling pathways, and their diversification in plants, still need to be elucidated to better understand plant growth patterns and biomass production. Our laboratory applies genetic and computational approaches to integrate molecular and systems biology to improve the knowledge about several biological mechanisms in plants. Recently we are elaborating ways to analyze regulatory network and dynamic metabolic models in sugarcane related with sucrose biosynthesis, and define the diversification of different signals programs among angiosperms.

Selected Publications

Cardoso-silva, Claudio Benicio; Costa, Estela Araujo; Mancini, Melina Cristina; Balsalobre, Thiago Willian Almeida; Canesin, Lucas Eduardo Costa; Pinto, Luciana Rossini; Carneiro, Monalisa Sampaio; Garcia, Antonio Augusto Franco; De Souza, Anete Pereira; vicentini, Renato; De Novo Assembly and Transcriptome Analysis of Contrasting Sugarcane Varieties. Plos One, v.9, p. e88462-, 2014 [ doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088462 ]

vicentini, Renato; Bottcher, Alexandra; Brito, Michael Dos Santos; Dos Santos, Adriana Brombini; Creste, Silvana; Landell, Marcos Guimarães De Andrade; Cesarino, Igor; Mazzafera, Paulo; Large-Scale Transcriptome Analysis of Two Sugarcane Genotypes Contrasting for Lignin Content. Plos One, v.10, p. e0134909-, 2015 [ doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134909 ]

Alves, Leonardo Cardoso; Llerena, Juan Pablo Portilla; Mazzafera, Paulo; vicentini, Renato; Diel oscillations in cell wall components and soluble sugars as a response to short-day in sugarcane (Saccharum sp.). BMC PLANT BIOLOGY, v.19, p. 215-, 2019 [ doi:10.1186/s12870-019-1837-4 ]

Menechini, J. R. V.; Henrique, P.; Romanel, Elisson; Brito, Michael S; Scarpari, M. S.; Jackson, S.; Pinto, Luciana R.; vicentini, R.; Transcriptomic Analysis of Changes in Gene Expression during Flowering Induction in Sugarcane Under Controlled Photoperiodic Conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, v.12, p. 635784-, 2021 [ doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.635784 ]