Marie-Anne Van Sluys is an associate professor in the Botany Department of the University of
São Paulo. She is the head of the Genomic and Transposable Elements (GaTE) Laboratory,
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which studies the impact of transposable elements in the structure, function, and diversification
of bacterial genomes and plants. She has supported the iGEM teams of the University of São
Paulo and the SyntechBio initiative since the beginning.