A member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Marcos Eberlin received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and served as a postdoc at Purdue University. Back at UNICAMP, he founded and coordinated for 25 years the ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry (MS) Laboratory, making it an internationally recognized research center, one of the best-equipped and innovative MS laboratories worldwide.
Eberlin has published nearly 1,000 scientific articles and is a recipient of many awards and honors, including the title of Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit (2005) from Brazil’s President, the Zeferino Vaz Award (2002) for excellence in teaching and research. He is the founder and current president of the Brazilian Society for Mass Spectrometry (BrMASS) — one of the largest MS societies. Eberlin is also President of the Brazilian Society for Intelligent Design (TDI Brasil) and the Director of the Discovery-Mackenzie Research Center for Science, Faith and Society at Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil. Previous to writing Foresight, he published the bestselling book Fomos Planejados, the first book in Portuguese presenting the scientific evidence for intelligent design in nature.