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Dr. Milton Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, 85212)
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Dr. Maryline Vian (Green Extraction Team, Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Avignon, France)
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Dr. Cirano J. Ulhoa (Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil)
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Dr. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes (Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil)
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Dr. Sujay Ray (Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, India)
Dr. Arundhati Banerjee (Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India)
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Dr. Ronald P. de Vries (CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Eduardo Jacob-Lopes Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria (Brazil) Biography
Biography of Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Prof. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently associate professor at the Department of Food
Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. He has more than 15 years of
teaching and research experience. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several
companies, agencies and scientific journals. He has 500 publications/communications which
include 8 books, 28 book chapters, 80 original research papers, 380 research communications in
international and national conferences and has registered 15 patents. His research interest
includes bioprocess engineering with emphasis on microalgal biotechnology and environmental