Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana
Danilo Pérez-Pantoja is a Principal Investigator at Programa Institucional de Fomento a la Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación (PIDi) of Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana leading the Microbial Genomics and Biotechnology Group. His research is focusing on the study of molecular basis of lignin monomers biodegradation for improving the conversion process of lignocellulosics biomass into biofuels and bioproducts. This research involves next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics for genome mining in search of novel metabolic functions with biotechnological usefulness but also functional screenings of metagenome libraries. Besides it includes genome edition of microorganisms using synthetic biology tools.