Bruno Oreques Fonseca
Lariza Benedetti, Ph.D.
Lariza is a postdoctoral fellow and supervised by Profº Luis Antonio de Avila. Her research project aims to study the effect of heat and drought stress combined with the application of sublethal dose of recurrent herbicide in Echinochloa colona on the evolution of resistance and on the relationship of gene expression with the transgenerational response to chemical control. In addition, to study the effect of stress by applying sublethal doses of salt and recurring herbicides, with different mechanisms of action, in Echinochloa colona in the transgenerational response to chemical control. She is a native of David Canabarro, RS. She joined the Agronomy University Graduate at the Federal University of Pelotas, where she graduated in 2014. In March 2014, she started the master’s course in the Plant Physiology Program at the same university, completing it in July 2015. On that date, she joined the doctoral program in the Crop Protection Graduate Program(UFPel) , under the guidance of Prof. Ph.D. Luis Antonio de Avila, completing it in October 2019. In 2018-19, she participated in the Sandwich Doctorate Program abroad at the University of Arkansas, for one year, under the guidance of Dr. Nilda Roma Burgos. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Weed Science Research Group (CEHERB), working mainly on the topics: Weed resistance, Plant physiology, Abiotic stresses, Soybeans, Irrigated rice, Molecular biology and Herbicide dynamics.
Vívian Ebeling Viana, Ph.D.
Vívian is a post-doctoral student and supervised by Profº Luis Antonio de Avila. Her research project aims to validate the efficiency of specific weed control using different molecules of dsRNA, MdsRNA and dsRNA internalized in nanocapsules with exogenous application directed to genes of the basal metabolism of plants as an alternative way in weed control. Born in Pelotas, RS, Vívian is a biologist and PhD in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Pelotas. Works using molecular biology and biotechnology techniques in plants since 2009 during her scientific initiation.