Vera Sousa

Vera Sousa
University of Aveiro | UA · CICECO - Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials

Master of Science

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Introduction
I am a sociable, creative and innovative person. From an early age, I showed my great interest in science, mainly in the field of research. Currently, I have been working on the chemical functionalization of marine-origin macromolecules with biomolecules using different chemical reactions and on their chemical characterization via 1D and 2D NMR, ATR-FTIR and UV-Vis spectroscopy and SEM.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
University of Aveiro
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • I have been working on the chemical functionalization of marine-origin macromolecules with biomolecules using different chemical reactions and on their chemical characterization via 1D and 2D NMR, ATR-FTIR and UV-Vis spectroscopy and SEM.
Education
October 2017 - December 2019
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Molecular Biomedicine
November 2014 - September 2017
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Biochemistry

Publications

Publications (4)
Article
The synthesis of new porphyrin-indazole hybrids by a Knoevenagel condensation of 2-formyl-5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin and N-methyl-nitroindazole derivatives is reported. The target compounds were isolated in moderate to good yields (32-57%) and some of the isolated porphyrin-indazole conjugates showed good performance in the generation of singl...
Article
The few approved disinfection techniques for blood derivatives promote damage in the blood components, representing risks for the transfusion receptor. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) seems to be a promising approach for the photoinactivation of pathogens in blood, but only three photosensitizers (PSs) have been approved, methylene blue (...
Poster
Blood is an essential resource but is yet a source of microbial infections transmission. Currently, the approved method, combined use of a solvent tri(n-butyl)phosphate and a detergent Tween 80 mixture to inactivate microorganisms can only be used for plasma or protein concentrates. Even more, these chemicals must be removed after treatment because...
Poster
Blood is an essential resource but is yet a source of microbial infections transmission. Consequently, the ability to disinfect blood and its derivatives has assumed great importance. Currently, the most effective method for inactivating microorganisms, which can be only used in plasma or protein concentrates, is the combined use of a solvent tri(n...

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