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Dr. Marcos Herkenhoff | Molecular Genetics | Best Researcher Award

Post doctoral University of São Paulo Brazil

👨‍⚕️ Marcos Herkenhoff is a veterinary doctor and scientist with a rich background in animal genetics and molecular biology. Born on December 13, 1986, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil, he has made significant contributions to the fields of human and animal diagnostics, as well as athletic performance genetics. He has a passion for integrating multi-omics techniques to enhance both animal health and industrial processes.




🎓 Marcos Herkenhoff holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), a Master’s in Animal Science focusing on genetic variability from the same institution, and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Genetics) from São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP-Botucatu). He also completed postdoctoral research in Food Technology at the University of São Paulo (USP), focusing on probiotic beer development.

Professional Experience

💼 Marcos has extensive professional experience, including founding Equus Group where he focused on equine genetics. He has also worked as an assistant professor at Universidade Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina (UNISOCIESC), and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP) and Technische Hochschule Wildau in Germany. His work spans various roles in veterinary clinics, academic institutions, and research projects in genetics and molecular biology.

Research Interests

🔬 Marcos Herkenhoff’s research interests include molecular diagnostics, population genetics, immunogenetics, miRNAs, proteomics, genetics related to athletic performance in humans and equines, and nutrigenomics. He has a keen interest in applying multi-omics techniques to develop functional foods and improve industrial fermentation processes.

Awards and Recognitions

🏆 Marcos has received funding for six projects from FAPESP and has been recognized for his contributions to the development of genetic markers and scientific consultancy in equine genetics. His innovative work in brewing technology, resulting in a non-alcoholic probiotic beer, highlights his capability to integrate scientific research with practical applications.


📚 Marcos Herkenhoff has published numerous articles in esteemed journals. Here are a few notable ones:



Marcos Herkenhoff | Molecular Genetics | Best Researcher Award

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