Paulo Mazzafera

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Cargo: Professor Titular

State University of Campinas

Dep. BIOLOGIA VEGETAL, IB, Unicamp, Campinas, SP


    Linha de pesquisa

    • Biologia molecular, bioquímica e fisiologia vegetal


    PM is a CNPq 1A Researcher, Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Full Member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo. He was Head of Department (11/03/1997 - 23/08/1998 and 25/08/2000 - 08/05/2003), Assistant to the Unicamp Dean of Research (15/05/2003 - 28/09/2006), director of the Institute of Biology (30/09/2006 - 29/09/2010), Assistant to the Unicamp Rector (14/10/2011 22/03/2013) and Director of the National Lab. Science and Technology of Bioethanol CTBE (8 /2015-9/2016). He was a member of the Botany Advisory Committee (CA-BO) of CNPq (July 2007 to July 2010). Member of the Coordination of Agricultural Sciences at Fapesp, from 04/2009-4/2018. Member of the Biotechnology Sectoral Fund, FINEP, as academic representative for the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, since 2019. Principal Investigator of the Center for Chemical Biology of Protein Kinases: leveraging drug development through open access research (FAPESP 2013/50724-5). Member of the Management Committee of the Unit for Research in Genomics Applied to Climate Change - UMIP GenClima/Embrapa/Unicamp. He was a Visiting Professor at ESALQ-USP from 2/2017 to 31/12/2021.

    Atividades de pesquisa

    Paulo Mazzafera graduated in Agronomy (1982) and obtained his Ph.D. at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil), where he holds a Full Professorship position in Plant Physiology. Crop productivity and secondary metabolism are the focus of his research, mainly on coffee, sugarcane, and eucalyptus. He also investigates the responses of plants to low P and how plants positively respond to biostimulant molecules, with a particular interest in root growth and P acquisition. Mazzafera has published over 200 papers and has been the editor of several journals. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science of São Paulo Academy of Sciences.

    Publicações destacadas

    Polo, Carla; Pereira, Luciano; mazzafera Paulo; Flores, Denisele; Mayer, Juliana Lischka S.; Guizar-sicairos, Manuel; Holler, Mirko; Westfahl, Harry; Meneau, F.; Correlations between lignin content and structural robustness in plants revealed by X-ray ptychography. Scientific Reports, v.10, p. 6023-, 2020 [ doi:10.1038/s41598-020-63093-6 ]

    Feltrim, D.; Gupta, B.; Gundimeda, S.; Kiyota, Eduardo; Domingues Jr, A.P.; Cintra, L. C.; mazzafera, Paulo; Exposure of Eucalyptus to varied temperature and CO2 has a profound effect on the physiology and expression of genes related to cell wall formation and remodeling. Tree Genetics & Genomes, v.18, p. 1-23, 2022 [ doi:10.1007/s11295-022-01537-y ]