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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2011-02-08 19:52 UTC (roberta.lima@itamaraty.gov.br)
Date of last update
2016-05-12 20:29 UTC (andrade@ufpe.br)
Date of publication
2018-06-18 14:02 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Brazil
Profile of the Expert
Paulo Paes de Andrade holds a position as Full Professor of Genetics at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.
He obtained his PhD in Biophysics (Cell Biology) in 1983 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As a Alexander von Humboldt fellow, he did his post-doc in immunology and molecular genetics at the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Federal Republic of Germany (1990-1991).
In the last fifteen years Dr. Andrade has been working on genetics and molecular biology of parasites and plants, as well as on genomics, transcriptomics and biosafety. He was the representative of the Ministry of External Relations at the National Authority for Biosafety (CTNBio) in Brazil from October 2006 to September 2012.
Personal Information
Professor Paulo Paes de Andrade
Dept. Genetics, Federal University of Pernambuco, Av. Moraes Rego s/n
Recife, Pernambuco
Brazil, 50670-901
Phone:+ 55 (81) 21 26 85 69,+ 55 (81) 99 67 59 44
Fax:+ 55 (81) 21 26 85 69
  • Male
  • Brazilian
Date of birth
Place of birth
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Federal University of Pernambuco
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Department of Genetics
Start date
Main responsibilities
Research and teaching on genetics, molecular biology, immunology and parasitolgogy. Through collaborations with other research intitutions in Brazil and abroad Prof. Andrade has established himself as an expert on GMO risk assessment, with many publications (books, book chapters and papers) devoted to risk assessment and GMO regulatory questions.
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Brazil
  • United States of America
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B. Sc. in Physics
Name of academic institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Physics Institute, Brazil
Start date
Ending date
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M. Sc. in Biophysics
Name of academic institution
Federal University of Pernambuco, Biophysics Institute
Start date
Ending date
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
D. Sc. in Biophysics
Name of academic institution
Federal University of Pernambuco, Biophysics Institute
Start date
Ending date
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Post-doc in Immunology and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, as a Alexender von Humboldt Foundation fellow - 1990-1991
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Scientific and technical expertise
  • LMO monitoring
  • Risk assessment
  • Biotechnology
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Abiotic stress tolerance (drought, heat, cold, etc)
  • Biotic stress resistance (bacterial, fungus, nematode resistance)
  • Insect resistance
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Andrade P.P., Paiva E., Nepomuceno A.L., Carneiro Vieira M.L. & Colli W. - The scientific bases of the [Brazilian] coexistence normative for genetically modified corn [As bases científicas das normas de coexistência do milho geneticamente modificado]. June/2009, Ministry of Science and Technology (Brazil), 31 refs., 33 pp.
Melo, M., Kido, E. A., Andrade, P.P.(in press) - Post-market monitoring: legal framework in Brazil and first results. J. Cultivated Plants (Germany)
Aragão, F.J.L., Andrade, P.P, Borem, A. (2010) - Plants with stacked events [Variedades com eventos piramidados]. Chap. VII of Genetically Modified Plants: Challenges and Opportunities for the Tropcis [Plantas GM: Desafios e oportunidades para os Tropicos], Ed. Borem, A & Almeida, G. Editora UFV (Viçosa, MG, Brazil), 534 pp.
List of other publications
Oliveira, V. C. S. ; Moura, D.M. ; Lopes, J.A. ; Andrade, P. P. ; Silva, N.H. ; Figueiredo, R.C. . Effects of essential oils from Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf., Lippia sidoides Cham., and Ocimum gratissimum L. on growth and ultrastructure of Leishmania chagasi promastigotes. Parasitology Research, v. 104, p. 1053-1059, 2009.
Andrade, P. P. ; Balbino, V.Q. ; Coutinho-Abreu, I.V. ; Sonoda, I.V. ; Melo, M.A. ; Castro, J.A.F. ; Rebêlo, J.M. ; Carvalho, S.M.S ; Ramalho-Ortigão, M. . Genetic structure of natural populations of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian northeastern region . Acta Tropica, Available online 14 February, 2006.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
FINEP- Brazilian Northeast Award - Technological Inovation - 2000 (Development of new diagnostic methods for leishmaniasis
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
National Authority for Biosafety (CTNBio) - Brazil, from October 2006 to September 2016, as a representative of the Ministry of External Relations - Brazil. Responsibilites: risk analysis of GMOs for research, product development, commercial release and introduction into the environment.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Portuguese
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Dra Maria Sueli Felipe Soares
National Technical Biosafety Comission (CTNBio)
Setor Policial Sul -SPO Área 5 Quadra 3 Bloco B - Térreo Salas 08 à 10
Brasília, DF
Brazil, CEP - 70610-200
Phone:(5561) 3411-5151
Fax:(5561) 3317-7475
Url:National Technical Biosafety Comission
Additional Information
Additional Information
Specif fields of expertise (other than those regarding Organism traits, above-mentioned):

Legal expertise:
- Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, confidential information)
- National biosafety legal systems

Policy and regulatory expertise:
- Risk assessment advise
- Risk management advise
- Risk assessment audit

Biosafety systems development and implementation expetise:
- Biosafety legislation and regulation
- Risk assessment and risk management