Women Working In Natural Products Research As A Source Of Inspiration
Interactive Session (IS)
Date and time:
19:30 to 20:30 on 11/11/2021
In this session, it will be highlighted the work and life of amazingly talented women scientists from Brazil and around the world working in the field of natural products. These women are sources of inspiration, not only from the work they do in the lab, but also by who they are: strong, powerful, determined, generous, and kind women making a difference in science!
Speaker and Chair
Federal University of São Carlos
Quezia B Cass is a full Professor at the Chemistry Department of Federal University of São Carlos. Separation of drugs plays an important role in her research projects and a number of methods have been developed for studies of achiral and chiral drugs in biological fluids or environmental matrices by multidimensional liquid chromatography. Immobilized enzymes in solid support for ligands screening in natural or synthetic libraries by affinity-based assays has been, lately, one of her main research interests. She authored more than 180 articles; supervised more than 55 Masters and PhD candidates, 16 research fellows and 25 undergraduate research students. The research group has been mostly composed of women and has contributed for the development of cutting-edge analytical techniques. She has presented more than 50 seminars in national and/or internationally recognized conferences.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
CLAUDIA MORAES DE REZENDE
Full Professor at the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was a researcher at the Sousa Cruz SA Research Center (1983-2005). From this time on, she joined UFRJ, was coordinator of the postgraduate program in Organic Chemistry. She develops research in the areas of Coffee Chemistry; Aroma Chemistry; Flavors; Chemistry of Natural Products and Essential Oils; Studies of biological activity and coffee metabolism. Approaches via Gas Chromatography, Olfactory Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, CG x CG, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics and Lipidomics. Isolation of secondary metabolites, chemical transformations and scale-up. Nosso Estado scientist by FAPERJ since 2014 and 1C researcher at CNPq. From 2008 to 2014, she held the positions of first secretary, treasurer and vice president of the Brazilian Chemical Society, currently serving on the deliberative board. She was on the board of the Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry (BRMass) between 2014-2018. In 2011, she coordinated the International Year of Chemistry-Brazil project through SBQ. She is the scientific editor of the journal Ciência Hoje and Ciência Hoje das Crianças do ICH. Coordinator of the project Moleculetes for scientific dissemination on social networks. Member of the Council of Graduates at UFRJ.
University of Kentucky
Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003 from the University of Alberta (Prof. John C. Vederas). She then pursued her postdoctoral studies with Prof. Christopher T. Walsh at Harvard Medical School. In 2006, Sylvie joined the University of Michigan as the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy and the Life Sciences Institute. In 2013, she relocated to the University of Kentucky as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with tenure at the College of Pharmacy, where she is now the Patrick P. DeLuca Pharmaceutical Technology Professor and Assistant Vice President for Research. Her work focuses on understanding and combating bacterial and fungal resistance. Her expertise is in medicinal chemistry and her group also works at the interface of biochemistry and microcrobiology. She is on the International Advisory Board of ChemMedChem, an Associate Editor for RSC Medicinal Chemistry, and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Biological Chemistry and ACS Infectious Diseases. She has published >150 manuscripts. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Vahlteich Research Award and NSF CAREER Award. She has given >100 invited talks and plenary lectures on her work worldwide (e.g., Brazil, Canada, China, England, Israel, Egypt, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa, and USA). As a result of her passion/work for outreach, she is an AAAS Leshner Fellow for public engagement as well as an AAAS/Lyda Hill IF/THEN ambassador. She is striving and working hard for equality and inclusivity in science.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
MICHELLE FRAZÃO MUZITANO
Michelle F. Muzitano has a degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), a Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry from the Natural Products Research Institute - UFRJ and from the Università Degli Studi di Firenze - Italy (2006) and a Post-Doctorate at Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). She is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Campus Macaé. She is a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (UFRJ, Campus Fundão) and Bioactive Products and Biosciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Campus Macaé), from which acted as coordinator from 2017-2019, and is currently vice coordinator. She also works as a counselor at CEPG, Council for Graduates UFRJ. She participated in the UFRJ Macaé Campus in the Implementation of the Pharmacy Course, the Bioactive Products Group and the Postgraduate Program in Bioactive Products and Biosciences. Coordinates the Laboratory of Bioactive Products since 2009 and is leader of the research group on Bioactive Products registered and certified in the Directory of Research Groups in Brazil CNPq. She has projects in collaboration with national and international institutions, one of them funded by CAPES PrInt, and she is a Young Scientist of Our State at FAPERJ. Has experience in Pharmacognosy and Natural Products, acting on the following subjects: Medicinal plants, Research on New Drugs and Herbal Medicines, Flavonoids, Tuberculosis and Immunopharmacology.
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