Gabriel Lencioni Lovate, M. Sc.
Main research focus
As a graduate student, I am interested in integrating RNA probing techniques with RNA structure prediction algorithms. I am currently working with lab partners to develop a pipeline for analyzing RNA proximity ligation (specifically SPLASH) datasets. We are using these techniques to understand the determinants of genome packaging in influenza A viruses. Subsequently, our tool is extended to include additional probing techniques, such as SHAPE, so that we can further refine our structure models. We plan to apply our pipeline to study RNA interactions in other viral families.
During my bachelor's and master's degrees in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo, I was involved in synthetic biology, focusing on developing cell-based biosensors. During this time, I participated extensively in outreach initiatives such as the iGEM competition and a preparatory course for prospective low-income students. After a brief time in industry, I used functional metagenomics to study antibiotic resistance in hospitals during my master's degree.
When I'm not in the dry lab, I can be found consuming sitcoms, cooking delicious meals, playing with my RaspberryPi 400, or exploring Jena and its surroundings.
- "The International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2022."
F. Hufsky, D. Beslic, D. Boeckaerts, S. Duchene, E. González-Tortuero, A.J. Gruber, J. Guo, D. Jansen, J. Juma, K. Kongkitimanon, A. Luque, M. Ritsch, G. Lencioni Lovate, L. Nishimura, C. Pas, E. Domingo, E. Hodcroft, P. Lemey, M.B. Sullivan, F. Weber, F. González-Candelas, S. Krautwurst, A. Pérez-Cataluña, W. Randazzo, G. Sánchez, and M. Marz.
- "Combining Functional Genomics and Whole-Genome Sequencing to Detect Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Bacterial Strains Co-Occurring Simultaneously in a Brazilian Hospital"
T. C. Borelli, G. L. Lovate, A. F. T. Scaranello, L. F. Ribeiro, L. Zaramela, F. M. Pereira-dos-Santos, R. Silva-Rocha, and M.-E. Guazzaroni
Antibiotics, 10, 419
- "Genetically Engineered Proteins to Improve Biomass Conversion: New Advances and Challenges for Tailoring Biocatalysts"
L. F. Ribeiro, V. Amarelle, L. de Fátima Alves, G. M. Viana de Siqueira, G. L. Lovate, T. C. Borelli, and M.-E. Guazzaroni
Molecules, 24, 2879
"Systems and Synthetic Biology Approaches to Engineer Fungi for Fine Chemical Production"
L. Martins-Santana, L. C. Nora, A. Sanches-Medeiros, G. L. Lovate, M. H. A. Cassiano, and R. Silva-Rocha
Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 6:117
"Metagenomic Approaches for Understanding New Concepts in Microbial Science"
L. de Fátima Alves, C. Antunes Westmann, G. L. Lovate, G. M. Viana de Siqueira, T. Cabral Borelli, and M.-E. Guazzaroni
International Journal of Genomics, vol. 2018, 2312987