Dr. Wesley L. Marques

Post Doctoral Associate

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room: E18-524
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Phone: (617) 258-8037
Email: wmarques@mit.edu


Ph.D. dual-degree between the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and the University of Campinas (Brazil), 2018

M.Sc. Biotechnology. University of São Paulo (Brazil) 2013

B.Sc. Biology. University of Campinas (Brazil) 2011

Research Keyword

Metabolic engineering – Industrial microbiology – Microbial physiology


Wijsman, M., Swiat, M., Marques, W.L., Hettinga, J.K., Mans, R., Pronk, J.T., Daran, J.M., Daran-Lapujade, P. (2018) A toolkit for rapid CRISPR-SpCas9 assisted construction of hexose-transport-deficient Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. FEMS Yeast Res doi.org/10.1093/femsyr/foy107.

Marques, W.L., van der Woude, L.N., Luttick, M. A., Broek, M. Van den, Nijenhuis, J.M., Pronk, J.T., Maris, A.J.A. Van, Mans, R. and Gombert, A.K. (2018) Laboratory evolution and physiological analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains dependent on sucrose uptake via the Phaseolus vulgaris Suf1 transporter. Yeast 1–14, doi.org/10.1002/yea.3357.

Marques, W.L., Robert, M., Pronk, J.T., van Maris, A.J.A., Mans, R., Henderson, R.K., Roy, E., Hulster, E. De, Poolman, B., Daran, J., Pronk, J.T., Gombert, A.K., Maris, A.J.A. Van (2018) Combined engineering of disaccharide transport and phosphorolysis for enhanced ATP yield from sucrose fermentation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Metab. Eng. 45, 121–133.

Marques, W.L., Mans, R., Marella, E.R., Cordeiro, R.L., Broek, M. Van den, Daran, J.-M.G., Pronk, J.T., Gombert, A.K., Maris, A.J.A. van (2017) Elimination of sucrose transport and hydrolysis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a platform strain for engineering sucrose metabolism. FEMS Yeast Res 1–11.

Marques, W.L., Raghavendran, V., Stambuk, B.U., Gombert, A.K. (2016) Sucrose and Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a relationship most sweet. FEMS Yeast Res. 16, 1–16.

Lepikson-Neto, J., Nascimento, L.C., Salazar, M.M., Camargo, E.L.O., Cairo, J.P.F., Teixeira, P.J., Marques, W.L., Squina, F.M., Mieczkowski, P., Deckmann, A.C., Pereira, G.A.G. (2014) Flavonoid supplementation affects the expression of genes involved in cell wall formation and lignification metabolism and increases sugar content and saccharification in the fast-growing eucalyptus hybrid E. urophylla x E. grandis. BMC Plant Biol. 14, 301.

Camargo, E.L.O., Nascimento, L.C., Soler, M., Salazar, M.M., Lepikson-Neto, J., Marques, W.L., Alves, A., Teixeira, P.J.P.L., Mieczkowski, P., Carazzolle, M.F., Martinez, Y., Deckmann, A.C., Rodrigues, J.C., Grima-Pettenati, J., Pereira, G.A.G. (2014) Contrasting nitrogen fertilization treatments impact xylem gene expression and secondary cell wall lignification in Eucalyptus. BMC Plant Biol. 14, 256.

Salazar, M.M., Nascimento, L.C., Camargo, E.L.O., Gonçalves, D.C., Lepikson Neto, J., Marques, W.L., Teixeira, P.J.P.L., Mieczkowski, P., Mondego, J.M.C., Carazzolle, M.F., Deckmann, A.C., Pereira, G.A.G. (2013) Xylem transcription profiles indicate potential metabolic responses for economically relevant characteristics of Eucalyptus species. BMC Genomics 14, 201.

Marques, W.L., Salazar, M.M., Camargo, E.L.O., Lepikson-Neto, J., Tiburcio, R.A., do Nascimento, L.C., Pereira, G.A.G. (2012) Identification of four Eucalyptus genes potentially involved in cell wall biosynthesis and evolutionarily related to SHINE transcription factors. Plant Growth Regul. 69, 203–208.