We are part of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Our research group is dedicated to researching biological systems involved in important industrial and environmental applications such as biofuels, protein purification, solid and liquid waste treatment, gene therapy and animal cell culture. Our group is also constituted by postdoctoral and D.Sc. (Ph.D.) researchers as well as M.Sc. and undergraduate students. Scholarships are available through national funding agencies for Brazilian and foreign students.