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Curriculum Vitae - F.B. Da Costa

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Academic Career 

 2013 - presentAssociate Professor 3
- Pharmacognosy, FCFRP, University of São Paulo 
2018Visiting Researcher
- Plant metabolomics and chemoinformatics, EMBRAPA, Fortaleza, CE
2012 - 2013 Chair Professorship (Gastdozent)
- Natural Products Chemistry and Chemoinformatics, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry (IPBP), WWU Münster, Germany
 2008 Associate Professor
- Pharmacognosy, FCFRP, University of São Paulo
2006 Post Doctoral Research
- Chemoinformatics, Computer Chemie Centrum (CCC), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2003 - 2005 Post Doctoral Research
- Chemoinformatics, Computer Chemie Centrum (CCC), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
 1996  Assistent Professor
- Pharmacognosy, FCFRP, University of São Paulo
1992 - 1996 Doctorate
- Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, FFCLRP, University of São Paulo
1989-1992 Master
- Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, FFCLRP, University of São Paulo
1986-1989 Graduate Degree 
- Pharmacy, FCFRP, University of São Paulo

Undergraduate program
  • Pharmacognosy (1996 – present)
Graduate program
  • Secondary metabolism (2010 – present)
  • Topics in chemoinformatics (2009 – present)
  • Drugs from higher plants (1998 – 2009)
  • Chemical aspects of the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites (1998 – 2002)

  • Phytochemistry: extraction, isolation and purification of secondary metabolites from higher plants using chromatographic and hyphenated techniques; compound identification by spectroscopic methods; dereplication and metabolomics studies
  • Evaluation of biological activities: in vitro and in vivo biological assays of plant extracts, fractions and secondary metabolites as well as synthetic derivatives
  • Chemoinformatics: use of data sets of small organic molecules for modeling and property prediction using machine learning tools and data mining

  • American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)
  • Brazilian Society of Pharmacognosy (SBF)
  • Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ)
  • Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE)
  • Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Products Research (GA)

Honor and Awards
  • 2017, poster award: Inhibition of Leishmania major dihydroorotate dehydrogenase by Asteraceae species; in: Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE) Young Scientists’ Meeting Lille 2017: Natural Products in Health, Agro-Food and Cosmetics, France
  • 2015, poster award: Response surface methodology (RSM) applied to extraction optimization towards plant metabolomics; in: 5th Brazilian Conference on Natural Products (5th BCNP) and XXXI RESEM, Brazil
  • 2015, best poster: Cafeic acid ester derivatives and flavonoids of Tithonia diversifolia (Heliantheae, Asteraceae): a source of compounds for the dereplication of Dasyphyllum spp. (Barnadesioideae, Asteraceae); in: 10th International Congress of Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences (CIFARP 2015), Brazil
  • 2006, best poster: The anti-inflammatory activity of budlein A sesquiterpene lactone depends on the inhibition of cytokine release and action; in: 38th Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFTE) Congress, Brazil
  • 2004, best poster: Analysis of the mechanisms underlying the vasorelaxant action of kaurenoic acid (KA) in the isolated rat aorta; in: 36th Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFTE) Congress, Brazil
  • 1999, best poster: Phytochemical study of Viguiera quinqueremis Blake by glandular trichome microsampling; in: 22nd Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ), Brazil
  • 1998, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2017: Professor honored by undergraduate students of FCFRP-USP
Lectures (highlights)
  • Metabolomics tools applied to bioactive compounds, environment and biogeography. Univ. Paris Descartes, Paris, France, 2017
  • Screening of inhibitors for Leishmania major dihydroorotate dehydrogenase from Asteraceae. Univ. Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia, 2016
  • Naturally occurring natural products from Asteraceae against protozoan parasites. University of Münster, Germany, 2016
  • Metabolomics and chemoinformatic methods in natural products chemistry. University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, 2015
  • Plant metabolomics, environment and biogeography: two case studies5th Brazilian Conference on Natural Products (5th BCNP) and XXXI RESEM, Atibaia, Brazil, 2015
  • Metabolomica de plantas aplicado al estudio de productos naturales. Workshop de Productos Naturales: Desafíos y Oportunidades, Univ. Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2015
  • Metabolomics and in silico tools in the search of natural compounds from plants with anti-inflammatory potential. Tsukuba Global Science Week -TGSW, Tsukuba, Japan, 2014
  • Chemical and biological potential of South American Asteraceae. Univ. Heidelberg, Germany, 2013
  • Pharmacognosy and chemoinformatics: real, virtual or both? VIII Brazilian Symposium on Pharmacognosy and I International Symposium on Pharmacognosy, Ilhéus, BA, Brazil, 2012
  • Terpenoids from the Brazilian cerrado against human parasites. Research Initiative on Natural Products Against Neglected Diseases, Univ. of Münster, Germany, 2011
  • State of the art and future perspectives in phytochemical studies of South American Compositae. South American Compositae Meeting, FAPESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2011
  • Understanding anti-inflammatory and toxic properties of medicinal plants: chemical and biological tools. Humboldt Kolleg, Havana, Cuba, 2010
  • Study of medicinal plants by holistic approach. Institut für Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften, Univ. Freiburg, Germany, 2009. 
  • Chemical and biological potential of the Brazilian Asteraceae. Univ. Münster, Germany, 2008
  • Estimation of retention times for reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) of natural products. Analyticon Discovery GmbH, Potsdam, Germany, 2006
  • Application of neural networks in chemosystematics: a new tool in the study of Asteraceae using sesquiterpene lactones. Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, 2004
  • Chemistry, chemotaxonomy and biological activities of some Brazilian Heliantheae (Asteraceae). Univ. Freiburg, Germany, 2002

  • Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy
  • Ad-hoc reviewer of the following scientific journals: Acta Amazon., An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc.Anal. Chim. ActaBiochem. Syst. Ecol.Curr. Med. Chem., J. Agric. Food Chem.J. Braz. Chem. Soc.J. Ethnopharmacol., J. Mag. Reson., J. Nat. Prod., J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal.Molecules, Nat. Prod. Commun.Phytochemistry, Phytochem. Lett.Phytother. Res., Plant Syst. Evol.Planta Med.Quím. Nova, Rev. Bras. Pharmacog. (Braz. J. Pharmacogn.), Sci. Rep.,Taxon.
  • Member of the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia Commission (2011-2013)
  • Director of the Natural Products Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2010 - 2012)
  • Accounting officer of the Natural Products Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2008 - 2010)