Thalita Peixoto Basso
Thalita Peixoto Basso received her B.Sc. degree in Agriculture Engineering in 2008 by UEL (Brazil). During this period she studied fermentation characteristics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from industrial process for production of ethanol. She was conferred her M.Sc. degree in Science by Food Science and Technology Department from College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz” (ESALQ/USP, Brazil) in 2010. During this period she isolated and selected fungi that hydrolyses sugarcane bagasse. She received her Ph.D. in Science by Agriculture Microbiology Department from ESALQ/USP, with period of one year as Visiting Scholar at University of California Berkeley and Energy Bioscience Institute. During this period she worked on improvement of S. cerevisiae by hybridization for increased tolerance towards inhibitors from second-generation ethanol substrates. She has recently initiated her Postdoctoral at Genetic Department from ESALQ/USP.