Dr. Ellen is researcher at the Center for Mineral Technology (CETEM) at Extractive Metallurgy and Bioprocesses group since 2013, where coordinates projects in Biohydrometallurgy and Extractive Mettalurgy. Bachelor's of Science (Chemistry) (2002), specialization in Applied Biochemistry (2004) and master's in Biotechnology (2005) at Universidade Estadual de Londrina (Brazil). Doctorate in Food Science and Engineering (2008) at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP, Brazil). Post-doctoral terms in Biotechnology projects at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain, 2008-09), Lakehead University (Canada, 2009-10) and Universidade de São Paulo (USP) (Brazil, 2011-12). She has published more than 60 research articles in SCI(E) journals.