Principal Investigator. Scientist Laboratory of Regulation Study in Genic Expression Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Paulo Arruda is Professor of the Department of Genetics at the Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the State University of Campinas and has pioneered the area of plant molecular biology and plant genomics in Brazil. His research interests are directed towards understanding the regulation of gene expression and its impact on amino acid metabolism and stress response. Professor Arruda is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and The National Order of Scientific Merit of the Brazilian Republic Government. He has received Scientific and Technological Merit Award from the Government of State of São Paulo, Brazil for the sequencing of the complete genome of the plant pathogenic bacteria Xylella fastidiosa. Professor Arruda was co-founder and Scientific Director of the plant biotechnology company Alellyx Applied Genomics. Currently, he is heading, in partnership with Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) the creation of the Kinase Chemical Biology Center for Drug Discovery through open-access research and the Embrapa/UNICAMP joint Institute of Genomics for Climate Change.