Carolina Santacruz

Science Officer, Regional Focal Point for the Latin American and Caribbean Region

Carolina Santacruz-Perez has been developing projects as a scientist in national and international renowned institutions since 2002.

A specialist in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, she has a multidisciplinary training that includes the areas of Microbiology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular-Cellular-Structural Biology, Bioinformatics and Photochemistry.

She has published several works in high-impact scientific journals, managed the implementation of the quality program in food companies such as GDS (Brazil), and served ad a Scientific Advisor to the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP) and a Reviewer of the international journal PLoS ONE.

Santacruz-Perez has strong experience in Research, Project Analysis, Team Training, Academic Teaching, Biosecurity and Scientific Writing. She is the winner of the 2013 edition: “Award for the Recognition of Latin American Highlights in Sao Paulo – Category: Science and Technology”.

She is the Founder of BRAINS – Innovation in Education, a company that developed a scientific and technological program for international schools, focused on STEAM principles, the use of prototyping spaces and entrepreneurship for children.

Santacruz-Perez is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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