Dr. Renata Callegari Ferrari


I am interested in plant responses to the environment, including both abiotic and biotic factors. By exploring the physiological and genetic basis allowing plants to respond and adapt, I seek to contribute to a better understanding of the plant metabolism, and to create strategies that may be useful for bioengineering or conservation purposes. More specifically, I am interested in photosynthesis and carbon concentrating mechanisms, especially in a drought stress context.

Currently, I am focused on photosynthetic responses in barley under drought and varying potassium availabilities. I was awarded a Georg Forster Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for this project.

For more information you can find me on twitter [at] _renatacferrari

Master’s student (Oct – now): Johannes Koch

Professional experience
Since 09/2022: Postdoctoral researcher funded by AvH, Department of Crop Sciences, Division Plant Nutrition and Crop Physiology/ Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
Since 03/2022: Postdoctoral researcher/Research Associate, Büsgen Institut, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
10/2021 – 02/2022 Contract teacher for the course ‘’English for Agricultural Sciences B2.2’’ at Zentrale Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen, (ZESS) - Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany

2016 – 2021: PhD at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Visiting researcher at University of Liverpool, UK. Funded by FAPESP and the Royal Society UK.
2013 – 2014: International student at University of Manchester, UK, funded by the ‘’Science without Borders’’ program from the Brazilian government.
2010 – 2016: BSc Biology and Licentiateship degree at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) – Campus Rio Claro, Brazil. Awarded three student research grants by Brazilian agencies FAPESP and CNPq.

See Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qlf-NhoAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao) and Research Gate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Renata-Callegari-Ferrari)