Network research activities

The Microbiological Collections of Paraná Network (CMRP-Taxonline) interacts with the different microbiological areas to preserve biodiversity, including consumption and disposal actions duly regulated by standards bodies, regulatory authorities, and public policy makers and with scientific production. The CMRP research team develops research projects according to the research areas:

  1. Molecular characterization of fungi and bacteria of clinical and biotechnological relevance.

  2. Applied microbiology and biotechnology.

  3. Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of microorganisms.

Current research projects

  • Plasmid and mammalian cell collections, expansion and consolidation of the Paraná Network of Microbiological Collections / Taxonline – UFPR; (Coordinators: Vânia A Vicente and Emanuel S. Maltempi).

  • Models of disease reproduction and new molecular tools for the study of black yeasts of clinical and environmental origin (Coordinator: Vânia V. Vicente).

  • Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of yeasts focusing on safe bioremediation (Coordinators: Vânia A. Vicente and Sybren de Hoog).

  • Bioprospecting of endophytic microorganisms isolated from plants in the Pantanal and Cerrado from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Coordinator: Chirlei Glienke).

  • Biodesign aimed at studies on the fungus-host relationship and preclinical research of potential antifungals (Coordinator: Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski).

  • Applying synthetic biology to promote plant growth through bacterial production of cytokinins (Coordinator: Emanuel S. Maltempi).

  • Know to preserve and apply in the future: UTFPR Microbiological Collection of Biotechnological Interest as a subsidy for the dissemination of biodiversity knowledge (Coordinator: Juliana Vitoria Messias Bittencourt).

  • Molecular eco-epidemiology of strains of the Brazilian Network of Black Fungi (Coordinators: Flavio Q. Telles, Daniel Wagner Santos and Arnaldo L. Colombo).

  • Biotechnological potential of endophytic fungi and isolated from the environment (Coordinator: Vanessa Merlo Kava).

  • Bioprospecting of corn endophytic rhizobacteria (Zea mays L.) regarding the effect of promoting plant growth and control of diseases caused by fungi (Coordinator: Lygia Vitória Galli Terasawa).

  • Resistance of Pathogens to Fungicides in important crops for the state of Paraná (Coordinator: Louise Larissa May De Mio).