Raquel Brandt Giordani

Chemistry, Life Sciences

Raquel Giordani is a seasoned pharmacist with an extensive career. She completed her undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in pharmaceutical sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), located in her native region. However, upon completing her post-doctorate fellowship, Raquel accepted a position at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, a location vastly different from her previous home. The transition was challenging, but her dedication to scientific research provided a sense of balance. Her work primarily involves exploring plant physiology, focusing on potential human applications. When she’s not immersed in research, Raquel enjoys cooking pasta and risotto for her husband and daughter, a cherished activity that allows her to connect with her Italian heritage from the southernmost part of the country.


Unveiling the Molecular Secrets of the Caatinga: A journey with omics technologies
Science / Life Sciences

Molecular and bioinformatics tools are revolutionizing plant studies, expanding our understanding of plant physiology, and paving the way for future biotechnological interventions. This project aims to integrate transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome data from Brazilian medicinal plants prevalent in the Caatinga, along with the bioprospecting of bioactive alkaloids. The findings could enhance our comprehension of plants’ secondary metabolism under multiple concurrent stress factors, particularly in a uniquely Brazilian biome undergoing desertification. This research represents a significant stride towards harnessing the power of nature for the benefit of mankind.

Amount invested

R$ 75,000.00

Open Calls

Science Call 1
  • Topics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Caatinga
  • Desertification
  • Omics technologies
  • plants