Luciana Gonzaga de Oliveira

Department of Organic Chemistry

University of Campinas

Luciana Gonzaga de Oliveira
Assistant Professor


Luciana de Oliveira is Assistant Professor in the Organic Chemistry Department, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at UNICAMP, and a Ph.D. from the same University.

During Dr. de Oliveira’s training, she developed a keen focus on total synthesis of natural products. As a post-doctoral fellow (2005 to 2008) in Prof. Anita Marsaioli research group she studied biocatalysis and screening optimization for whole cells activity. In 2007 she joined Prof. Manfred Reetz group in Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung to learn directed evolution to tune biocatalysts for enantioselectivity and thermoestability. As Associate Professor, in 2012 Dr. de Oliveira spent an academic year working with contemporary approaches to natural products research under supervision of Prof. Peter Leadlay at Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.

Dr. de Oliveira was recruited as faculty at University of Campinas in 2008 and introduced genome mining to promote dereplication of secondary metabolites. Her research interests include genome mining for new enzyme functions and metabolites, engineered enzymes, MS-guided genome mining, biosynthesis and heterologous expression of whole biosynthetic gene clusters in order to get better insights into the biosynthetic and enzymatic potential of some promising actinobacteria isolated from Brazilian territory.