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Prof Dr. Silvia Machado, Biologia Vegetal Award, Best Paper Award

Professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil


Prof. Dr. Silvia Machado is a distinguished researcher and educator in the field of botany, specializing in plant morphology and anatomy. She earned her PhD in Plant Anatomy from Sao Paulo University (USP) in 1991 and has since dedicated her career to advancing the understanding of plant structure and function. With over three decades of experience, she has served as a Professor in Plant Morphology at the Department of Botany, UNESP, Campus de Botucatu, Brazil, from 1980 to 2017.

Throughout her career, Prof. Machado has been actively involved in research, teaching, and academic leadership roles. She has authored numerous publications and has been a reviewer for several prestigious international journals. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, including the ultrastructural features of plant cells, secretory processes in plants, plant-environment interactions, and plant-animal interactions.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Dr. Silvia Machado has had a distinguished professional career in the field of botany and plant morphology, spanning over several decades. 

  • Research Associate: Since 2017, she has served as a Research Associate at the Department of Botany and Electron Microscopy Center (UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil.
  • Professorship: From 1980 to 2017, Prof. Machado held the position of Professor in Plant Morphology at the Department of Botany (UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil. During this time, she contributed significantly to the field through her teaching, research, and academic leadership.
  • Editorial Board Member: Prof. Machado is actively engaged in academia and scholarly publishing. She serves as an Editorial Board Member for Acta Botanica Brasilica and Brazilian Journal of Botany, where she contributes her expertise to shaping botanical research and scholarship.
  • Reviewer: She has served as a reviewer for numerous international journals, including prestigious ones such as American Journal of Botany, Annals of Botany, New Phytologist, and PLoS ONE. Her critical evaluations have contributed to maintaining the quality and rigor of scientific publications.
  • Grant Reviewer: Prof. Machado has also served as a reviewer for grant applications for various funding agencies, including FAPESP, FACEP, FUNDECT, and CNPq in Brazil. Her expertise in evaluating research proposals has helped in the selection of promising projects for funding, thereby advancing scientific research in Brazil.

Throughout her career, Prof. Machado has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing botanical science through research, teaching, and scholarly contributions. Her expertise in plant anatomy and ultrastructure has been instrumental in deepening our understanding of plant biology and its applications.

Research Interest:

Plant Anatomy and Ultrastructure: Prof. Machado is interested in studying the anatomical organization and ultrastructural features of plant cells, tissues, and organs. Her research explores the diverse morphological adaptations of plants and their implications for physiological processes.

Secretory Processes in Plants: She investigates the mechanisms underlying the secretion of specialized metabolites and compounds in plants. This includes studying the cellular machinery involved in the synthesis, storage, and release of secretory products such as resins, oils, and secondary metabolites.

Plant-Environment Interactions: Prof. Machado explores how plants respond to environmental cues and stressors at the cellular and anatomical levels. This includes examining adaptations in plant structure and function in response to factors such as light, temperature, water availability, and soil composition.

Microscopy Techniques: Her research involves the development and application of advanced microscopy techniques for studying plant morphology and ultrastructure. This includes transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), among others.

Plant-Animal Interactions: Prof. Machado investigates the structural and functional aspects of plant tissues involved in interactions with animals, such as herbivory, pollination, and seed dispersal. Her research sheds light on the co-evolutionary dynamics between plants and animals.

Publication Top Noted:

Anatomy of extrafloral nectaries in Fabaceae from dry-seasonal forest in Brazil

  • Authors: Y. Melo, S.R. Machado, M. Alves
  • Journal: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Volume: 163
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 87-98
  • Year: 2010
  • Citations: 61

Comparative wood anatomy of root and stem in Styrax camporum (Styracaceae)

  • Authors: S.R. Machado, V. Angyalossy-Alfonso, B.L. De Morretes
  • Journal: IAWA Journal
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 13-25
  • Year: 1997
  • Citations: 58

Composição botânica da dieta de bovinos em pastagem nativa na sub-região da Nhecolândia, Pantanal

  • Authors: S.A. Santos, C. Costa, G.S. Souza, A. Pott, J.M. Alvarez, S.R. Machado
  • Journal: Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia
  • Volume: 31
  • Pages: 1648-1662
  • Year: 2002
  • Citations: 57

Estrutura e desenvolvimento de canais secretores em frutos de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

  • Authors: S.R. Machado, S.M. Carmello-Guerreiro
  • Journal: Acta Botanica Brasilica
  • Volume: 15
  • Pages: 189-195
  • Year: 2001
  • Citations: 56

Ontogenesis, structure and ultrastructure of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae) colleters

  • Authors: É.A. Sousa Paiva, S. Rodrigues Machado
  • Journal: Revista de Biologia Tropical
  • Volume: 54
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 943-950
  • Year: 2006
  • Citations: 54



Silvia Machado | Biologia Vegetal Award | Best Researcher Award

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