Luiz Carlos Basso

University of Sao PauloBrazil

Luiz Carlos Basso holds bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering (1969) from University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP), master’s degree (1973) in Soil and Plant Nutrition (ESALQ/USP), PhD in Biological Science from UNESP and postdoctoral from Institut des Produits de la Vigne, Montpellier (1989) and from Superior Technical Institute, Lisbon. Since 1980 he is involved with Yeast Biochemistry and Physiology, aiming an increase in ethanol yield using the fed-batch industrial process. During the last 15 years conducted a yeast selection program resulting in the most widely used Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains (PE-2 and CAT-1) in the Brazilian ethanol industry. Currently he is a senior professor at University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP), teaching Biochemistry (for undergraduate), Biochemistry and Physiology of Yeast Fermentation (for graduate), and selecting tolerant strains for lignocellulosic inhibitors.

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