Prof. Rosane M. Duarte Soares
I am an associate professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. I have been investigating polymers and biomaterials since 2003, and have participated and developed numerous projects in Brazil, United States, Singapore and Germany. My main research interests are i) development of polymeric hydrogels and the investigation of these disordered systems in reforming complex functions in biomedical applications; ii) development of micro and nanostructure materials by electrospinning; iii) development of biodegradable polymeric films for pharmaceutical and food industry; iv) 3D printing of polymers; and v) polymer biodegradation by fungi from the Amazon region.
Felipe C. Menezes
Laiane S. da Silva
Development and characterization of starch hydrogels extracted from Amazonian species as vehicles for controlled release of liposomes containing essential oil with antimicrobial activity, in order to produce biodegradable hydrogels and biofuels with the human biological system.
Bibiana M. Melo
Development and synthesis of biomimetic hydrogels with adhesive properties (based on marine mussel's adhesion capacity) from the cross-linking of gelatine with natural polyphenols. Investigation of their physical-chemical, bactericidal and antifungal properties, and the possibility of one adhesive polymeric matrix acting in the biological system as a biomaterial.