Thiago Olitta Basso
Thiago Olitta Basso is an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. Currently, he is involved with teaching and researching microbial physiology, microbial interactions, and strategies of metabolic and evolutionary engineering for the biotechnology sector. He worked at Novozymes as a senior scientist in its R&D Department, acting as a project leader in yeast physiology and fermentation optimization for traditional (1G) and advanced (2G) biofuels. He holds a BS in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from USP and an MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Abertay, Scotland, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from USP, under Andreas Gombert´s supervision. Part of his Ph.D. was done at the Delft University of Technology, in the group of Prof. Jack Pronk.