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Embrapa Soja, Laboratory of Soil BIotechnology, C.P. 4006, 86085-981, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
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Embrapa - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária
Hungria got her PhD in Agronomy (Soil Science) from Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and held postdoctoral positions at the universities of Cornell, California-Davis (USA) and Seville (Spain). She has been a Researcher at Embrapa since 1982, at Embrapa Soja (Londrina) since 1991, and a Researcher of National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) since 1992. She is a Professor of microbiology and biotechnology at the University of Londrina, and supervised more than 100 MSc and PhD students. Her experience is in agronomy with emphasis on soil biotechnology: biological nitrogen fixation, biodiversity; taxonomy and phylogeny of prokaryotes, microbial ecology, soil microbiology, plant growth promoting bacteria; plant physiology; inoculant production; technologies of inoculation; omics sciences; microbial culture collections. She has over 500 refereed scientific articles, book chapters, books and technical publications. She launched more than 20 technologies, including microbial strains and commercial inoculants. She received more than 20 prizes, including the TWAS-Lenovo Science Award (2020). She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
6 - Clean water and sanitation
7 - Affordable and clean energy
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 - Reduced inequality
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Biological nitrogen fixation, plant-growth promoting bacteria, microbial inoculants, inoculation, microbial culture collections, soil microbiology
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São Paulo
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01-Agricultural Sciences
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TWAS-Lenovo Science Award (2020, shared)
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