Yuri Pinheiro Alves De Souza
PhD student

Phone: +49 89 3187-43043
Building/Room: 43a / 110


Yuri is a PhD student at the Research Unit of Comparative Microbiome Analysis since September 2018. Heaving experience molecular biology and bioinformatics related with extremophillic nitrogen fixation bacteria, oil industry and Antarctic microbiology, his current research line is in the frame of Biodiversity Exploratory initiative and focused on the metabolic contribution of bee´s microbiome to the host and how this relationship changes with land use.


2017: MSc in Plant Biotechnology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Thesis: Metagenomics and Comparative Genomics in the search for alternative nitrogen fixation systems in a thermophilic and autotrophic bacterial consortium

2015: BSc in Microbiology and Immunology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Thesis: Cultivation and microscopic and molecular characterization of thermophilic aerobic andnitrogen fixing bacteria isolated from soil


2017-2018 – Biologist and Lab manager, Centro de Pesquisas Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello - Petrobras, Brazil
2014 – 2015 Environmental Technician, National Institute of Technology, Brazil


  • Y. P. A. Souza; A.S. Rosado. Book chapter on Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era – “Opening the black box of thermophilic autotrophic bacterial diversity”. Corresponding author Dr. Surajit Das, National Institute of Technology, Odisha, INDIA. Published by Academic Press/Elsevier -2018
  • Y. P. A. Souza; F. F. Mota; A. S. Rosado. 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of Geobacillus sp. LEMMY01, a Thermophilic Bacterium Isolated from the Site of a Burning Grass Pile. Genome Announcements vol. 5 no. 19.
  • J. Shultz, Y.P.A. Souza, M.C.P.P.R, Mansur, A.B., Vermelho, F. F. Mota; A. S. Rosado. 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of Microbacterium sp. Strain LEMMJ01, Isolated from Antarctic Ornithogenic Soil. GENOME ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 5, p. e00672-17.
  • C.T.C.C. Rachid, F.C. Balieiro, R.S. Peixoto, Y.A.S. Pinheiro, M.C. Piccolo, G.M. Chaerd, A.S. Rosado. 2013. Mixed plantations can promote microbial integration and soil nitrate increases with changes in the N cycling genes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. V 66, pgs 146 – 153.