Dr. Daniel Giddings Vassao
Daniel is a technician in the Biochemistry laboratory of the Department of Archaeology of the MPI-SHH, focusing on the chemical analysis of small molecules from plant and fungal origins. He is responsible for the operation, method development and maintenance of LC-MS and occasionally GC-MS instruments, as well as the organization of the laboratory and the training of students.
Daniel obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with an emphasis on natural product chemistry. He performed his Ph.D. work at Washington State University, USA, studying the biosynthesis of plant aroma/flavor compounds. More recently, Daniel worked as a post-doctoral researcher and group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, focusing on the chemistry and enzymology of the detoxification of plant toxins in insects and fungi.
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