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Mariangela Hungria

Posted by | February 28, 2021


Mariangela Hungria

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Researcher of Embrapa Soja, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil; Professor State University of Londrina


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B.S. Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz” (Universidade de São Paulo) 1976-79 (Agronomy)
M.S. Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz” 1980-81 (Soil and Plant Nutrition)
Ph.D. Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro 1982-85 (Soil Science)
Pos-doc. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University 1988-89 (Soil Microbiology)
Pos-doc. University of California, Davis 1989-1991 (Plant-Bacteria Molecular Signaling)
Pos-doc. Universidad de Sevilla 1997-98 (Rhizobial genetics)


1982-1991: Researcher at Embrapa Agrobiology, Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1991-now: Researcher at Embrapa Soybean, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
1992-now: Professor at the Microbiology Department at the State University of Londrina
2004-now: Professor at the Biotechnology Department at the State University of Londrina
2015-now: Professor at the Bioinformatics Department at the Federal University of Technology of the State of Paraná


1992-now: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. and pos-doc supervisor of more than 200 students
1992-1994: President, Organization of the III Brazilian Symposium of Microbiology
1993-2012 Coordinator of the Soil Microbiology Area of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology
1997-1999 General Secretary, Organization of the 13° International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation
1999-2001 President, Organization of the XXVIII Brazilian Congress on Soil Science
1999-2001 President of the Brazilian Society of Soil Science
1986-now: Reviewer of scientific papers of more than ten international journals, of projects of Brazilian Institutions, USDA, INCO, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Field Crops Research since 1999, Biology and Fertility of Soils since 2005, Soil Biology and Biochemistry since 2009, Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo since 2009, among others.
2003-now: Brazilian Coordinator of the “Red Iberoamericana de Biofertilizantes Microbianos para la Agricultura (BIOFAG)”, and now “AgroMicrobios”, Net of CYTED, Cooperación Iberoamericana, subprograma Red
2004-now: Coordination Group of the Soil Microbiology Area of the Brazilian Society for Soil Science
2010-now Steering committee of the project N2Africa, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2012-2016 President of the RELARE (Brazilian net of researchers and industries of inoculants)
2014 and 2016 President, Organization of the XVII and XVIII RELARE (Net of Laboratories for the Recommendation, Standards and Technology Transfer of Microbial Inoculants of Agricultural Interest)
2013-2016 President of the ALAR (Latin-American Association of Rhizobiology)
2016 President, Organization of the XXVII RELAR (Latin-American Rhizobiology Meeting)


1992-now Research Fellow, CNPq, level 1A since 2009
2008 Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
2009 The Rural Development Administration (RDA) Overseas “Honorary Scientist & Advisor on Agricultural Green Technology”
2009 Women in Science, SETI, Government of Paraná State. “Environment and Renewable Energy”
2009 Commander of the Order of Scientific Merit, Brazilian Government
2011 Prize Johanna Döbereiner: Brazilian National Curator of Microorganisms
2012 Prize Frederico de Menezes Veiga, category of “Agriculture of Low Emission of Carbon”
2015 Prize “Revista Claudia”, of Women in Science
Research Areas:

  • Biological nitrogen fixation
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genomics of Prokaryotes

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