Elen Aquino Perpetuo is graduated in Biological Sciences by the State University of Londrina (UEL). Master and PhD in Biotechnology by the University of São Paulo (USP). Post-Doctor in Chemical Engineering (Bioprocesses) by the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP). She is Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) since 2014 and also the vice coordinator of the Environmental Engineering course, responsible for Marine Biotechnology and Solid Waste and Sanitary Landfills disciplines, as well as collaborating in the disciplines Biochemistry and Applied Microbiology and Effluent Treatment System. She is a collaborating researcher at CEPEMA- POLI-USP (Center for Environmental Research and Training).
Adviser, accredited in the Post Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, both from the University of São Paulo, being in the latter responsible for the discipline “BTC 5801-2: Bioprospection of microorganisms for the degradation of organic pollutants”. Integrant of research project FAPESP NERC: Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil: from microcosm to macrocosm and the coordinator of the projects “Converting biogas to bioproducts” and “Microbial production of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from methane” (Projects n. 17 and 18, in the Research Center on Gas Innovation – RCGI – Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo), funded by FAPESP and Shell Co. Has experience in the areas of environmental microbiology, bioprocesses, bioproducts and bioremediation.