André Luis Souza dos Santos
Associate Professor, General Microbiology Department
Microbiology Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Over the last years, his group has focused on the identification, biochemical characterization and discovery of biological functions of proteases produced by microorganisms, with emphasis in trypanosomatids and fungi. More recently, they have started to study protease inhibitors in an attempt to use these bioactive compounds as a new therapeutic proposal against eukaryotic pathogenic microorganisms. His work group is distinguished by its multidisciplinary nature, with direct involvement of different research institutions from Brazil and other countries, generating productive and effective collaborations.