Douglas Domingues

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I am an Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, whose research interests are plant genome and transcriptome studies, analyzing genes, non-coding RNAs and transposable elements. Based on these studies, I aim to unravel the molecular response of plants to abiotic stresses and climate change. I also aim to understand the function and evolution of gene families encoding key compounds of (specialized) metabolism, thus understanding the genomic basis of plant metabolism - with basic gene discovery and biotechnological applications. My research is mostly focused on plants relevant to Brazilian Agriculture, Biodiversity & Bioeconomy. During my stay as a Fulbright Scholar, my plant system of study will be coffee.

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