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Rodrigo Mendes


Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Embrapa Meio-Ambiente  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Rodrigo Mendes is visiting scientist at Berkeley Lab, University of California Berkeley, research scientist at Embrapa Environment and professor in the Agricultural Microbiology Graduate School at the University of São Paulo. Former Head of Research and Development Department at Embrapa Environment (2015 to 2022). Graduated in Agronomic Engineering with Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He worked as a researcher at CanaVialis/Monsanto and at Wageningen University (NWO Postdoctoral Fellow). He was a visiting researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, United States, at Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom, and at the Isaac Newton Institute at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Member of the scientific advisory board of the Promise Program (NIOO-KNAW), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and executive secretary of the International Research Program "Back to the Roots". His research focus on soil and plant microbial communities to understand how the rhizosphere microbiome promotes plant growth and protection. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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