26/10/2018 - Congratulations to Pamella for her PhD qualification!

Pamella Santa Rosa is now qualified for her PhD. We are happy and proud of you Pam!


25/10/2018 - Luciana Belmont at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA

Luciana just arrived at the UTK and she will be doing part of her PhD with Prof. Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes in his Insect Physiology and Molecular Pathology lab. Success and lots of fun Lú!


12 to 14 October - Brazilian Bee Meeting at Federal University of Uberlandia, MG

Our team was there with one oral presentation on “Metatranscriptome at first glance in stingless bees” and “gut bacterial colonization in Meliponini”  


25/07/2018 - Congratulations to Sabrina for her Master Science dissertation defense!

Sabrina Meirelles defended her MSc dissertation about yeasts associated with stingless bees from Amazon. Congratulations Sabrina!!! We are so thrilled with the great results!


International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2018), August 5-10, 2018 in Guarujá, Brazil.

We are at the IUSSI-Brazil presenting our team work! 


29/06/2018 - Congrats to Jessica! Our undergraduate student publish her enzymology results in the local University Journal!

To publish is not an easy task, but as undergrad Jessica could coupe this hard work and show her results in a local scientific journal! Congrats! Title: Determinação das Características Físico-químicas da Atividade β-glucosidase presente no Complexo Enzimático de Aspergillus versicolor Jéssica Batista de Oliveira , Carlos Gustavo Nunes-Silva , Pamella Suely Santa-Rosa*. Scientia Amazonia, S1, 94-103, 2018 Revista on-line http://www.scientia-amazonia.org ISSN:2238.1910


28/06/2018 - Luciana Belmont has qualified!

Congrats Luciana for the qualification!! You did a terrific job!!!


22/06/2018 - Welcome to the new exchange student Daniela Marin

Daniela from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR) has arrived in our lab (22nd June 2018). Welcome!!!


15/03/2018 - Welcome back Prof. CG

Prof. Carlos Gustavo is now back after his short research visit to University of Hohenheim in Germany. Thanks to Prof. Martin Hasselmann and team for the great scientific environment,  warm welcome and all they provide for the stay! Also making sure to mention and be grateful to the financial aid provided by  the Food Security Center from the University of Hohenheim.

03/12/2017 University of Hohenheim

Prof. Carlos Gustavo is now as visiting researcher at the University of Hohenheim in the Department of Livestock Population Genomics (Institute of Animal Science) leaded by our collaborator Prof. Dr. Martin Hasselmann. Good and proficuos stay in Germany!

New Manuscript

New manuscript accepted at Eletronic Journal of Biotechnology. Congrats to all!

SANTA-ROSA, P. S. ; SOUZA, A. L. ; ROQUE, R. A. ; ANDRADE, E. V. ; ASTOLFI-FILHO, S. ; MOTA, A. J. ; NUNES-SILVA, C.G.  Production of thermostable β-glucosidase and CMCase by Penicillium sp. LMI01 isolated from the Amazon region. ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 31, p. 84-92, 2017. 

19 to 21/10/2017 - Detection and Quantification of cellulolytic activity in insects

We had the great opportunity and honor of having Prof. Juan Luis Jurat Fuentes from University of Tennessee leading and teaching how to detect and quantify endogenous insect cellulase activity ! We are very grateful for this initiative and for the support of the  “Rede IFFA Insetos Fragmentadores e Fungos da Amazônia”

29/08/2017 - Lorena defended her phD thesis

Lorena Nacif Marçal  defended her PhD defense in Associated bacteria to Melipona bees. We all congratulate her in this great moment of her academic life! We are all proud of you Lo!

31/07 to 11/08/2017 - Brazilian/Argentinian Biotech Cooperation Course - CBAB

Luciana Belmont participated in the CBAB course “Micoprospección: de la naturaleza al producto biotecnológico. Producción en biorreactores y downstream processing” held at PROIMI in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province, Argentina.

03/2017 - New students in our the lab

We welcome the new students who are joining the team! Hayssa and Elizangela for PhD studies and  Hudison for MSc. 

14/07/2016 - PhD exchange student at the University of Hohenheim

Lorena Nacif Marçal  is our first PhD  going to a university abroad as exchange student. She is working in associated microbiota in stingless bees and will have part of her work done under supervision of Prof. Martin Hasselmann  with the financial aid from the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.


We are at Federal University of Amazonas – Department of Genetics (Biology Institute), Manaus (Amazonas, Brazil).


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