For his contribution to advanced concepts for dissolution and deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass and lignin-first biorefining, he was awarded the Gonçalo Pereira is a full professor at Unicamp, where he has supervised 73 masters and Ph Ds, guides 17 Ph D students and 8 master's degrees, published 136 articles and 9 book chapters, with 4772 citations, and required 32 patents and 6 software registrations.Plants get bioenergy through photosynthesis, and animals get it by consuming plants.Humans can use this biomass in many different ways, through something as simple as burning wood for heat, or as complex as genetically modifying bacteria to create cellulosic ethanol.The analyses cover peer reviewed research and review articles as well as two kinds of proceeding papers from conferences published 2005–2009 in (a) book series or volumes and (b) special journal issues excluding meeting abstracts cited 2005–2011 through Web of Science. Predominantly proceedings papers from both proceeding volumes as well as published in journals cite research articles (60–76 %).Largely, journal-based proceedings papers are cited rather than papers published in book series or volumes and have field impacts corresponding to research articles.View full bio In the business area, he was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Granbio, where it was developed the first brazilian 2G ethanol plant, energy cane varieties, fermentation and hydrolysis systems, and second generation yeasts.He coordinates the Laboratory of Genomics of UNICAMP, dedicated to the development of science and technology for bioeconomy.In this role he manages the DSM Innovation Center, a unit which was established in 2006 to accelerate and support innovation throughout DSM and to create new businesses outside the scope of DSM’s current Business Groups. He held various positions in the company including: Business Group Director of DSM Food Specialties, Business Unit Director of DSM Dairy Ingredients and Technology Director of R&D at DSM Food Specialties.Mr Van Leen has a Ph D in Mathematics and Physics from Nijmegen University and an MSc in Biologics from Utrecht University.Brito Cruz has been the President of the State University at Campinas (Unicamp), and the President of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Ferguson commenced as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland in January 2012 and as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland in October 2012.He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the AAAS, and he received the Ordre des Palmes Academiques de France, the Order of the Scientific Merit from the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Previously he was Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (since 1984) and co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Renovo Group plc (1998-2011).