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Alexandre José Macedo currently works at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology Center, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Alexandre does research in Biofilms, Materials Chemistry and Microbiology. Their current projects are focused in find natural molecules able to inhibit and avoid pathogenic and industrial biofilm formation.
The characterization of biofouling processes with an emphasis on the relationship between invertebrate larval settlement and the presence of microbial biofilm on hard substrates using antimicrobials to test the hypothesis, and the evaluation of the influence of orientation and texture of the substrate in the colonization process.