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Massuo Jorge Kato


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Química (IQ)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1981), master's in Chemistry at Universidade de São Paulo (1984) and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Universidade de São Paulo (1989). Carried out a sabbatical at Institute of Biological Chemistry (WSU, Pullman, WA, USA; 1992-93) and at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany, 2016). Has experience in Chemistry of the Natural Products working on isolation and structural determination of secondary compounds, ecophysiology and evolution of natural products. Supervise students in the Graduate Program in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Internunities in Biotecnology. Member of the Editorial board of Phytochemistry (2002-2018), Frontiers in Plant Science (Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity), The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal, Revista Facultad de Cienciajs Basicas and Encyclopedia of Life Support System (UNESCO) on Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy, The Eclética Química Journal and Plants. Editor of the Research Topic The ecology of plant chemistry and how it drives multi-trophic interactions in Frontiers in Plant Science. Coordinator of the Thematic Project ?Dimensions US-Biota São Paulo: chemically mediated multi-trophic interaction diversity across tropical gradients? (2015-2020). Current Head of Department of Chemistry of IQUSP. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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