Equipe

Arlete Beatriz Becker Ritt

Posição: Graduated with posterior collaboration

Email: arlete.ritt@ulbra.edu.br

Vínculo Profissional:

Associate professor – Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), Canoas, RS.

Linhas de Pesquisa:
Plant Ureases
Ureases - non-catalytic properties
Ureases – structural aspects

Formação Acadêmica:

Academic Degree:
B.S. Chemistry (1998, UNIJUI)
M.Sc.:
Cellular and Molecular Biology (2001, UFRGS) – supervisor Célia Carlini
Ph.D.:
Cellular and Molecular Biology (2005, UFRGS) – supervisor Célia Carlini

Objetivos:

– Cloning and heterologous expression of ureases in E. coli

– Studies on the mechanism of antifungal action of ureases

– Transformation of maize and sugarcane with jaburetox aiming resistance of the transgenic plants to insect pests

– Studies on the cytotoxicity of Jaburetox in mammal cells and in Drosophila

– Regulation of expression of genes encoding soybean ureases

Currículo: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0507623976463891

Vida no Laboratório:

– Post-doctoral training with Dr. Joseph Polacco, Univ. Missouri, MO (2006-2007)

– Collaboration with Dr. Helaine Carrier, at ESALQ-USP, for sugar cane transformation (2011)

– Collaboration with Dr. Axel Mithofer, Chemical Ecology Max Planck Institute, Jena, Germany, for studies on regulation of soybean urease genes expression (started 2014)

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