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Grant number: 17/19721-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): November 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Edson Rodrigues Filho
Grantee:Willian Garcia Birolli
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The data released by the Brazilian National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance showed that chemical groups of pesticides developed more recently such as strobilurins and pyrethroids already are among the most found in food samples, with emphasis on the strobilurin compounds pyraclostrobin, azoxystrobin and trifloxystrobin and, the pyrethroids lambda-cyhalothrin, bifenthrin, cypermethrin, fenpropathrin and etofenprox, which are among the 30 active ingredients most found as contaminants by the Brazilian Program of Pesticides Analysis in Food. In the recovery of extensive agricultural areas contaminated with pesticides, the most promising method is the bioremediation with microorganisms, since they eliminate pollutants in mild conditions in places of difficult removal, characterizing a sustainable method of decontamination. However, few studies of soil biodegradation have been conducted and large-scale bioremediation methodologies are not available in the literature. In this way, this work has the objective of studying the biodegradation of pyrethroid and estrubilurinic pesticides (widely used in Brazil) aiming the application of environmental microorganisms from different origins and the achievement of an applied bioremediation methodology.

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; ARAI, MARYLYN S.; NITSCHKE, MARCIA; PORTO, ANDRE L. M.. The pyrethroid (+/-)-lambda-cyhalothrin enantioselective biodegradation by a bacterial consortium. PESTICIDE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, v. 156, p. 129-137, . (14/18257-0, 12/19934-0, 17/19721-0, 14/08558-3)
BIROLLI, WILLIAN GARCIA; DA SILVA, BIANCA FERREIRA; RODRIGUES-FILHO, EDSON. Biodegradation of the fungicide Pyraclostrobin by bacteria from orange cultivation plots. Science of The Total Environment, v. 746, . (16/09690-8, 08/10449-7, 17/19721-0)
GARCIA, ANUSKA C. F. S.; BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; ARAUJO, BRUNO R.; MARQUES, CARLA G.; BARBOSA-JUNIOR, ANTONIO M.; DINIZ, LEANDRO E. C.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.. Biodegradation of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Fluoranthene by Fungi Strains from a Brazilian Tropical Peat. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 32, n. 9, p. 1874-1883, . (16/20155-7, 19/07654-2, 17/19721-0)
HOLANDA, FABRICIO H. E; BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; MORAIS, EDMILSON DOS S.; SENA, IRACIREMA S.; FERREIRA, ADRIANA M.; FAUSTINO, SILVIA MARIA M.; SOLON, LILIAN GRACE DA S.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M.; FERREIRA, IRLON M.. Study of biodegradation of chloramphenicol by endophytic fungi isolated from Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nuts). BIOCATALYSIS AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 20, . (17/19721-0)
BIROLLI, WILLIAN GARCIA; DOS SANTOS, ALEF; PILAU, EDUARDO; RODRIGUES-FILHO, EDSON. New Role for a Commercially Available Bioinsecticide: Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner Biodegrades the Pyrethroid Cypermethrin. Environmental Science & Technology, v. 55, n. 8, p. 4792-4803, . (16/09690-8, 17/19721-0)

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