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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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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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Johann Soretz
Undergraduate student

Currently studying Biological Sciences (Biology) 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.