Dr. Versiane worked on phylogenetic of the tribe Microlicieae with emphasis on the genus Microlicia for her Ph.D. studies. She is also interested on taxonomy, systematic, morphological evolution, and biogeography of Microlicia.
Dr. Dellinger is working on the floral evolultion and pollination biology of Melastomataceae, particularly focusing on the tribe Merianieae. Current projects include modelling the abiotic and biotic drivers of diversification in the tribe, as well as experimental approaches to studying buzz-pollination and pollinator shifts. She is currently a postdoc at the University of Vienna (Austria) and does most of her fieldwork in Colombia, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
Dr. Michelangeli currently works at the Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden. He does research in Botany, Evolutionary Biology and Systematics (Taxonomy) of Melastomataceae.
Dr. Bacci is interested in evolution and biogeography of Atlantic Forest plants. Current projects include the reconstruction of evolutionary history and biogeography of Bertolonia. He is currently a postdoc at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil.
Dr. Bochorny is an evolutionary biologist interested in plant diversification and how evolutionary processes have shaped patterns of biodiversity in lineages of tropical mountains. Her work focuses on systematics and evolution of Melastomataceae, particularly focusing on the tribe Cambessedesieae.
Dr. Brito is a Brazilian botanist interested in Melastomataceae flowers, how they function and evolve.