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Associated Prof. Maria Elice de Brzezinski Prestes

Curriculum vitae
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Interests of research

Research in History of Biology, especially on the themes: the natural history of the eighteenth century; theories of generation and experimental research with living beings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, focusing on authors such as Francesco Redi, René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Charles Bonnet, Abraham Trembley, Jean Senebier, among others; development of cell theory.

Supervision of research on the application of episodes of the History of Biology in Science and Biology Teaching, in elementary and higher education. For k-12 education, the choice of historical episodes focuses on the difficulties of learning the science and biology syllabus at schools. For higher education, the selection of past episodes focuses on the teaching of reproduction, inheritance, and evolution.

Professional activities