Thiago Olitta Basso

University of Sao Paulo

Thiago Olitta Basso is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Sao Paulo (USP). 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 B.S. degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry by USP and a MSc. degree in Biotechnology by the University of Abertay, Scotland, UK. He obtained his PhD in Biotechnology at USP, under Andreas Gombert´s supervision. Part of his PhD was done at Delft University of Technology, in the group of Prof. Jack Pronk.

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