Full professor

phone: 5519981219477

Curriculum vitae

Carlos Alberto Labate
Full Professor
Max Feffer Laboratory of Plant Genetics
Departament of Genetics
College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”
University of São Paulo
Av. Pádua Dias Nº11, 13418-900, Piracicaba-SP, Brazil
Tel. 55 19 3435 4755/3429 4248, Cell Phone 55 19 981219477, e-mail:

1.0 University Education and Research Experience

1978-81 Graduated in Agriculture Engeneer at College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”, University of São Paulo – SP, Brazil
1982-84 Degree of Master Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Department of Genetics, College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”, University of São Paulo – SP, Brazil. Research on: A comparative study of net photosynthesis in primitive and modern genotypes of maize (Zea mays L.), under the supervision of Dr. João Rubens Zinsly.
1985-89 PhD at Robert Hill Institute for Photosynthesis, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK. Research on: The influence of temperature on the regulation of photosynthetic carbon assimilation in leaves of Hordeum vulgare L., under the supervision of Dr. Richard C. Leegood.
1991-92Post-Doctoral at Department of Biology, Queen`s University, Kingston-Ontario, Canada. Research on: Carbon metabolism in cianobacteria. Under the supervision of Dr. David T. Canvin.
2001 Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, College of Agriculture-University of São Paulo
2012 Associate Professor A3, Department of Genetics, College of Agriculture-University of São Paulo
2013-14 Director of the National Laboratory for Science and Technology of Bioethanol – CTBE/CNPEM, Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Campinas-SP, Brazil
2014-17 Coordinator of the Integrated PhD Program on Bioenergy – USP-UNICAMP-UNESP
2016-18 Head of the Department of Genetics, College of Agriculture – University of São Paulo.
ResearcherID: L-2183-2015 (

a. Recent Publications

Calderan-Rodrigues, M.J., Fonseca, J.G., de Moraes, F.E., Setem, L.V., Begossi, A.C., Labate, C.A. Plant cell wall proteomics: a focus on monocot species, Brachypodium distachyon, Saccharum spp. and Oryza sativa. International J. of Molecular Sciences, 2019 (accepted)

Ployet, R., Labate, M.T.V., Cataldi, T.R., San Clemente, C.M., Favreau, B., Tomazello-Filho, M., Laclau, J.-P., Labate, C.A., Chais, G., Grima-Pettenati, J. and Mounet, F. Water deficiency and potassium supply trigger interconnected signals to modulate wood formation in Eucalyptus grandis. New Phytologist 2019 (accepted)

Bonatelli, M.L., Cataldi, T.R., Lenczac, J.L., Labate, C.A. Sugarcane Must Fed-batch fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae: impact of sterilized and non-sterilized sugarcane must. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2019 (accepted) DOI: 10.1007/s10482-019-01250-2

Santos, I.B., Lopes, M.S, Bini, A.P., Tschoeke, B.A.P., Verssani, B.A.W., Figueredo, E.F., Cataldi, T.R., Marques, J.P.R., Silva, L.D., Labate, C.A., Quecine, M.C. The Eucalyptus cuticular waxes contribute in preformed defense against Austropuccinia psidii. Frontiers in Plant Science January 2019, v.9 DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01978

Fonseca, J.G., Calderan-Rodrigues, M.J., de Moraes, F.E., Cataldi, T.R., Jamet, E., Labate, C.A. Cell Wall Proteome of Sugarcane Young and Mature Leaves and Stems. Proteomics – Dataset brief, 18, 1700129 (1-4), 2018.

Guidolin, A.S., Cataldi, T.R., Labate C.A., Francis, F., Consoli, F.L. Spiroplasma affects host aphid proteomics feeding on two nutritional resources. Scientific Reports (in press), 2018.

Schaker, P.D.C., Peters, L.P., Cataldi, T.R., Labate, C.A., Caldana, C., Monteiro-Vitorello, C.B. Metabole dynamics of smutted sugarcane reveals mechanisms involved in disease progression and whip emission. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 882-898, 2017.

Cordeiro, F.B., Cataldi, T.R., do Vale-Teixeira da Costa, L., de Souza, B.Z., Montani, D.A., Fraietta, R., Labate, C.A., Cedenho, A.P., Lo Turco, E.G. Metabolic profiling in folicular fluid of patients with infertility-related deep endometriosis. Metabolomics 13, 120-132, 2017.

Bini, A.P., Quecine, M.C., da Silva, T.M, Silva, L.D., Labate, C.A. Development of a quantitative real-time PCR assay using SYBR Green for early detection and quantification of Austropuccinia psidii in Eucalyptus grandis. European J. Plant Pathology DOI 10.1007/s10658-017-1321-7, 2017.

Silva FP, Cataldi TR, Lima TML, Starzynski PN, Barbeiro HV, Labate MTV, Machado MCC, Souza HP, Labate CA. Proteomic profiling identifies N-acetylmuramoyl- l -alanine amidase as a novel biomarker of sepsis. Biomarkers in Medicine, September DOI 0.2217/bmm-2016-0184, 2016.

Pires RH, Cataldi TR, Franceschini LM, Labate MTV, Fusco-Almeida AM, Labate CA, Palma MS, Mendes-Giannini MJS. Metabolic profiles of planktonic and biofilm cells of Candida orthopsilosis (2016) Future Microbiology vol. 11 (10), 1299-1313, DOI 10.2217/fmb-2016-0025, 2016.

Budzinski, I.G.F., Moon, D.H., Morosini, J.S., Linden P., Bragatto, J., Moritz T., Labate, C.A. Integrated analysis of gene expression from carbon metabolism, proteome and metabolome, reveals altered primary metabolism in Eucalyptus grandis bark, in response to seasonal variation BMC Plant Biology 16, 149: 1-15, DOI 10.1186/s12870-016-0839-8, 2016.

Budzinski, I.G.F., Moon, D.H., Linden P., Moritz T., Labate, C.A. Seasonal Variation of Carbon Metabolism in the Cambial Zone of Eucalyptus grandis. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: article 932, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00932, 2016.

Schmitz, G., Andrade, J., Valle, T., Labate, C.A., Nascimento. Comparative proteome analysis of the tuberous roots of six cassava (Manihot esculenta) varieties reveals proteins related to phenotypic traits. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64, 7: 1635-1647, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b04376, 2016.

Calderan-Rodrigues, M. J., JAMET, E., Douché, T., Bonassi, M. B. R., Cataldi, T. R., Fonseca, J. G., San Clemente, H., Pont-Lezica, R., Labate, C. A. Cell wall proteome of sugarcane stems: comparison of a destructive and a non-destructive extraction method showed differences in glycoside hydrolases and peroxidases. BMC Plant Biology: 3,8130, v.16, p.1 - 17, 2016.

Alves, L. C., Magalhães, D. M., Labate, M. T. V., Guidetti-Gonzalez, S., Labate, C. A., Domingues, D. S., Sera, T., Vieira, L. G. E., Pereira, L. F. P. Differentially Accumulated Proteins in Coffea arabica Seeds during Perisperm Tissue Development and Their Relationship to Coffee Grain Size. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2,9120, v.64, p.1 - 13, 2016.

Quecine, M. C., Leite, T. F., Bini, A. P., Cataldi, T.R., Franceschini, L. M., Budzinski, I. G. F., Marques, F. G., Labate, M. T. V., Guidetti-Gonzalez, Simone, Moon, D. H., Labate, C. A. Label-Free Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Puccinia psidii Uredospores Reveals Differences of Fungal Populations Infecting Eucalyptus and Guava. Plos One, v.11, p.e0145343 - 19, 2016.

Fialho, M. B., De Aandrade, A., Bonatto, J. M. C., Salvato, F., Labate, C. A., Pascholati, S. F. Proteomic response of the phytopathogen Phyllosticta citricarpa to antimicrobial volatile organic compounds from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiological Research (Print). v.183, p.1 - 7, 2016.

Mattiello, L., Riaño-Pachón, D., Mauricio, M., Marina C. M., Da Cruz, L. P., Bassi, D., Marchiori, P. E. R., Ribeiro, R. V., Labate, M.T.V., Labate, C.A., Menossi, M. Physiological and transcriptional analyses of developmental stages along sugarcane leaf. BMC Plant Biology (Online). v.15, p.1 - 21, 2015.

Guerrero E.B., Arneodo J., Campanha R.B., de Oliveira P.A., Labate M.T.V., Cataldi T.R., Campos E., Cataldi A., Labate C.A., Rodrigues C.M., Talia P. Prospection and Evaluation of (Hemi) Cellulolytic Enzymes Using Untreated and Pretreated Biomasses in Two Argentinean Native Termites. Plos One 27, 1-23, 2015.

De Oliveira, H., Da Silva, J., Matsumoto, M., Marcos, C., Peres da Silva, R., Moraes da Silva, R., Labate, M.T.V., Labate, C.A., Fusco A. A., Mendes G. M. J. Alterations of protein expression in conditions of copper-deprivation for Paracoccidioides lutzii in cthe presence of extracellular matrix components. BMC Microbiology (Online), v. 14, p. 302, 2014.

Quecine, M.C., Bini, A.P., Romagnoli, E.R., Andreote, F.D., Moon, D.H., Labate, C.A. Genetic variability in Puccinia psidii populations as revealed by PCR-DGGE and T-RFLP markers. Plant Disease, 98 (1) 16-23, 2014.

Carvalho, M.E., Gasparin, G., Poleti, M.D., Rosa, A.F., Balieiro, J.C.C., Labate, C.A., Nassu, R.T., Tullio, R. R., Regitano, L.C. de A., Mourão, G.B., Coutinho, L.L. Heat shock and structural proteins associated with meat tenderness in Nellore beef catle, a Bos indicus breed. Meat Science, 96 1318-1324, 2014.

Silva, R.R., Jourdan, F., Salvanha, D.M., Letisse, F., Jamin, E.L., Guidetti-Gonzalez, S., Labate, C.A., Vêncio, R.Z.N. ProbMetab: an R package for Bayesian probabilistic annotation of LC-MS based metabolomics. Bioinformatics, February 3, 1-2, 2014.

Calderan-Rodrigues, M.J., Jamet, E., Bonassi, M.B. C-R., Guidetti-Gonzalez, S., Begossi, A. C., Setem, L.V., Franceschini, L.M., Fonseca, J.G., Labate, C.A. Cell wall proteomics of sugarcane cell suspension cultures. Proteomics, 14, 738-749, 2014.

Lima, M.A., Gomez, L.D., Steele-King, C.G., Simister, R., Bernardielli, O.D., Carvalho, M.A., Rezende, C.A., Labate, C.A., de Azevedo, E.R., McQueen-Mason, S.J., Polikarpov, I. Evaluating the composition and processing potential of novel sources of Brazilian Biomass for sustainable biorenewables production. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10, 2-19 (18 january), 2014.

Cuzzuol, G.R.F., Milanez, C.R.D., Gomes, J.M.L., Labate, C.A. Canal, E.C. Relationship between N, P, and K and the quality and stem structural characteristics of Caesalpinia echinata Lam. plants. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-013-0894-9, 2013.

Lima, M.A., Lavorente, G.B., da Silva, H.K.P., Bragatto, J., Rezende, C.A., Bernardinelli, O.D., de Azevedo, E.R., Gomez, L.D., McQueen-Mason, S.J., Labate, C.A., Polikarpov, I. Effects of preteatment on morphology, chemical composition and enzymatic digestibility of eucalyptus bark: a potentially valuable source of fermentable sugars for biofuel production – part 1. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6: 75-92, 2013.

Carvalho, J.G., Leite, A.L., Perez-Buzalaf, C., Salvato, F., Labate, C.A., Everett, E. T., Whitford, G. M., Buzalaf, M. A. R. Renal Proteome in Mice with Different Susceptibilities to Fluorosis. Plos One, v. 8, p. e53261, 2013.

Nogueira, S.B., Labate, C.A., Gozzo, F.C., Pilau, E.J., Lajolo, F.M., Oliveira do Nascimento, J.R. Proteomic analysis of papaya fruit ripening using 2DE-DIGE. Journal of Proteomics, v. 75, p. 1428-1439, 2012.

Rossi, G. D., Labate, M. T.V., Labate, C. A., Vinson, S.B., Cônsoli, F. L. Characterization of a Toxoneuron nigriceps (Viereck) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) derived chitinase and its potential for pest control. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, v. 104, p. 96-102, 2012.

Cogo, K., de Andrade, A., Labate, C. A., Bergamaschi, C. C., Berto, L. A., Franco, G. C., Gonçalves, R. B., Groppo, F. C. Proteomic analysis of Porphyromonas gingivalis exposed to nicotine and cotinine. Journal of Periodontal Research, v. 1, p. no-no, 2012.

Zanotti, R. F., Motta, L. B., Bragatto, J., Labate, C. A., Salomão, A. N., Vendrame, W. A., Cuzzuol, G. R.F. Germination, carbohydrate composition and vigor of cryopreserved Caesalpinia echinata seeds. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, v. 55, p. 661-669, 2012.

Leite, T. F. Moon, D. H. Lima, A. C. M. Labate, C.A. Tanaka, F.A.O. A simple protocol for whole leaf preparation to investigate the interaction between Puccinia psidii and Eucalyptus grandis. Australasian Plant Pathology, v. 42, p. 79-84, 2012.

1.2 Book Chapters

Calderan-Rodrigues, MJ; Fonseca, JG; Labate, CA; Jamet E. Cell Wall Proteomics as a Means to Identify Target Genes to Improve Second‐Generation Biofuel Production (2016) In: Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuels, Ed. Jacob-Lopes, E. and Zepka, LQ, ISBN 978-953-51-2892-2,, Chapter 2, pp 5-24

Regiani, T.; Budzinski, I. G. F.; Gonzalez, S.G.; Labate, M.T.V.; Cotinguiba, F.; Marques, F.G.; de Moraes, F.E.; Labate, C.A. Eletroforese, Cromatografia e Espectrometria de Massas. In: Ômicas 360°: Aplicações e Estratégias para o Melhoramento de Plantas. Eds. Borém, A. e Fritsche-Neto, R. 2013, Cap. 06, p.123-152, Suprema Gráfica e Editora Ltda, ISBN: 978-85-8179-041-1

Budzinski, I.G.F.; Regiani, T.; Labate, M.T.V.; Gonzalez, S.G.; da Silva, D.I.R.; Rodrigues, M.J.C.; Borges, J. de S.; Mozol, I.; Labate, C.A. Proteômica. In: Ômicas 360°: Aplicações e Estratégias para o Melhoramento de Plantas. Eds. Borém, A. e Fritsche-Neto, R. 2013, Cap. 07, p.153-179, Suprema Gráfica e Editora Ltda, ISBN: 978-85-8179-041-1

Silva, M. A ; dos Santos, C.M ; LABATE, C. A. ; Gonzalez SG ; Borges, J.S ; de Lima, R.O ; Fritsche-Neto, R. Melhoramento para eficiência no uso da água. In: Roberto Fritche-Neto e Aluízio Borém. (Org.). Melhoramento de Plantas Para Condições de Estresses Abióticos. 01ed.Viçosa-MG: Suprema Gráfica e Editora, 2011, v. 01, p. 127-149.

Labate C.A., Celedon, P.A.F., Andrade, A., Meireles, K.G.X. Proteômica Florestal. In: Biotecnologia Florestal ed. Viçosa-MG, Suprema Gráfica e Editora Ltda, 2007, p. 297-316.

Labate, Carlos Alberto (Teotonio Francisco de Assis, Shinitiro Oda, Eduardo Jose de Mello, Edson Seizo Mori, Mario Luiz Teixeira de Moraes, Luis Pedro Barrueto Cid, Esteban Roberto Gonzalez, Acelino Couto Alfenas, Edival A. Valverde Zauza, Celso Foelkel, David H. Moon, Mayra Cos), Eucalyptus, in Kole, C. and Hall, T. C. (eds.), “Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Forest Tree Species”, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2008, pp 35-1

1.3 Post-graduate students supervised: MS (23), PhD. (26), Post-Docs (10)

1.4. Post-graduate students under current supervision: PhD. (07), Post-Docs (03)

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