About

Who are we?

DUNA Bioinformatics, founded in 2018, is a Brazilian company specialized in bioinformatics. We are the result of the partnership between Biominas Brasil Foundantion and UFRN professionals to create an academic spin-off. We provide computational analyses of genome, metagenome, transcriptome and proteome data. We also offer consulting, customized services and software development.


Quality Experience Innovation
We have professionals with PhD in bioinformatics, as well as in other areas. All are highly qualified to solve problems in bioinformatics. We have pioneers in genomics and bioinformatics, experienced with different technologies of DNA sequencing. We develop technologies in bioinformatics that add value to our services, uncomplicating ours clients lives.

Our Team

Get to know our founders, as well as our technical and scientific team.

Biominas Brasil

Co-founder

Biominas is an institution that has initiatives focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in biotechnology, supporting the development of projects in all its stages.

Sandro José de Souza

Co-founder

PhD in Biochemistry (USP, 1993) and currently Professor of Bioinformatics at UFRN. He is considered one of the pioneers of genomics and bioinformatics in Brazil.

José Eduardo Kroll

Chief Technology Officer

PhD in Bioinformatics (USP, 2013). He has extensive experience in the development of softwares and pipelines, as well as in bioinformatics services.

Cesar Rennó Costa

Scientific Advisor

PhD in IT and Communications (UPF - Spain, 2012) and professor of bioinformatics at UFRN. He has experience in the modeling of biological systems and in their computational simulations

Gustavo A. de Souza

Scientific Advisor

PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (USP, 2004) and professor at UFRN. Has extensive experience in proteomics, specifically in mass spectrometry (MS/MS).

João Paulo Matos

Scientific Advisor

PhD in Biochemistry (UFC, 2007) and professor at UFRN. Has experience in genomics, transcriptomics, molecular phylogeny and modeling of macromolecules.

Jorge E. S. de Souza

Scientific Advisor

PhD in Bioinformatics (USP, 2008) and professor of bioinformatics at UFRN. He has extensive experience in NGS data analyses from different technologies.

Rodrigo J. S. Dalmolin

Scientific Advisor

PhD in Biochemistry (UFRGS, 2012) and professor at UFRN. Has experience in bioinformatics, specifically in systems biology and evolution of biochemical systems.

Tetsu Sakamoto

Scientific Advisor

PhD in Bioinformatics (UFMG, 2016) and professor of bioinformatics at UFRN. He has experience in evolution, molecular phylogeny and comparative genomics, specifically in the development of softwares and databases.

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