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Manoel Teixeira

Manoel Souza is the Director-General of Embrapa Agroenergy. He has been a Researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) since March 1990, and is also a Professor at the Graduate Program in Plant Biotechnology of the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil.

Dr. Souza has experience in agronomy with emphasis on genetic control of biotic stresses (viruses and fungi), having worked in particular with genomics, pathogen x host interaction, protection mediated by RNA, biotechnology and development of systems for molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens. Dr. Souza holds a B.Sc. degree in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Brasília (1987), a M.Sc. in Agronomy (Plant Breeding and Genetics) from the Federal University of Lavras (1991) and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology - Plant Molecular Biology from Cornell University (1999).