Felipe Borim Corrêa


Felipe Borim Corrêa
Research Associate

Working Group Microbial Interaction Ecology
Department of Applied Microbial Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 6025 2108

Felipe Borim Corrêa

CV / Scientific Career

03/2022 present

Research Associate - Microbial Interaction Ecology group, Department of Applied Microbial Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

09/2017 03/2022

PhD Student - Microbial Data Science group, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

08/2015 07/2017

Master of Science in Bioinformatics - Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

02/2010 11/2013

Bachelor of Science in Biology - State University of the North of Paraná - UENP, Bandeirantes, Brazil

Research interests

My research is primarily centered on understanding the impact of viruses, especially double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) bacteriophages, on microbial communities in terrestrial ecosystems. Utilizing extensive biological databases, my goal is to unravel the complex interactions between viruses and bacteria on a global scale within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva.

In addition, I am involved in developing resources and tools for microbial ecology, such as curated repositories for terrestrial metagenomes (TerrestrialMetagenomeDB) and bioinformatics tools for protein annotation in microbial communities. These contributions aid in understanding complex microbial structures and functions, especially in niche environments like benzene-mineralizing and nitrate-reducing ecosystems, thereby advancing both environmental understanding and biotechnological innovation.


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