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Dr. Edroaldo Lummertz da Rocha, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Immunology and Systems Biology at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. Dr. Lummertz da Rocha received training in stem cells, cancer and systems biology in the laboratory of George Q. Daley at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he focused on the development of systems biology approaches to reconstruct cell differentiation trajectories and gene regulatory networks to reprogram cell identity. In 2019, he established his independent research group at UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil.

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Marick Starick
PhD candidate

Currently a Ph.D. student in Pharmacology at Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), with a thesis related to complement system activation during Tuberculosis infection. Márick has expertise in Immunology, Computational Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Clinical Analysis, with an emphasis on molecular biology, pathogenic mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, rapid tests for diagnosis of HIV / Syphilis, parasitological diagnosis, flow cytometry, and handling of animals in the laboratory

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Bachelor of Biological Sciences (2016), Master (2019), and PhD candidate (2019 - 2023) in Pharmacology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, with a thesis related to the prediction of response to anti-cancer drugs. He has experience in genomics, transcriptomics, machine learning, and molecular techniques.

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Renan Silva

Master's Degree Student

Graduated in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Pará. Currently a master's student in pharmacology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Renan is using Systems Biology to identify candidate drugs to treat Covid-19, the disease caused by Sars-CoV-2.

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Graduated in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Amazonas. Currently a master's student in Biotechnology and Bioscience at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Mylla is is using Systems Biology to study pre-metastatic niches, metastasis and lymphoid tissues.

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Breno Corã
Master's Degree Student

Graduated in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Santa Catarina-UFSC. Currently a master's student in Biotechnology and Biosciences - UFSC. Breno is using Systems Biology to study cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the microenvironment of multipotent stem cells and immune system development.

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Julia Rozicki
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Pharmacy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Julia is investigating how the immune system develops using systems biology approaches.

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Currently studying Automation and Control engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Rafael is developing a computational platform for multi-modal analysis of single-cell genomics data.

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Mateus Pessoa
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Mateus is investigating the development of T lymphocytes in the thymus from bone marrow precursors to create new cell therapies for regenerative medicine and cancer immunotherapy.

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Currently studying Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Giovanni is deeply passionate about complexity science, systems biology, and networks. Right now he is developing a system to integrate multiple networks of single-cell genomics data.

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Johann Soretz
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Biological Sciences (Biology) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

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Natália Comelli
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Pharmacy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina

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Cássio Ramos
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Pharmacy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.