Samuel Goldenberg

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Samuel Goldenberg

Dr. Goldenberg studied at the University of Brasilia (Universidade de Brasilia, www.unb.br), where he got B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Molecular Biology. He finished his PhD (Doctorat d’État) at the University of Paris VII, in 1981.

In 1982 he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC, FIOCRUZ, www.fiocruz.br/ioc), heading the Department from 1985 to 1989. Upon arrival at Fiocruz he started to study the mechanisms involved in gene expression regulation in Trypanosoma cruzi and he made important contributions to this field, including the development of a diagnostic kit for Chagas disease using recombinant antigens. He was also involved in the development of the first T. cruzi micro-array, paving the way to functional genomics studies of this parasite.

In 2001 he created with his co-workers the Paraná Molecular Biology Institute (Instituto de Biologia Molecular do Paraná, IBMP, ibmp.org.br) and in 2004 the Fiocruz Unit Carlos Chagas Institute at Curitiba.

He is member of several international and national scientific societies including the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (www.abc.org.br). He was in the Direction Board of the Brazilian Society of Genetics (SBG, 2005-2006).

Dr. Goldenberg was President of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology (SBPz, www.sbpz.org.br 2006-2007). He was awarded with the Brazilian Scientific Merit Order and Medical Merit Order Commendations.

He is presently the President of the Brazilian Society of Genetics (www.sbg.org.br 2013-2014).