Maria Fernanda Silva
Maria Fernanda Silva received her B.S. degree in chemistry and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the National University of San Luis (San Luis, Argentina) in 1993 and 1998, respectively. In 1999, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ziad El Rassi. In 2005, she joined the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Currently, her group is interested in developing analytical methodologies for the determination of analytes of biological interest in vegetal matrices such as phenolic compounds, melatonin, elemental species, and compounds responsible for the aroma of wines and olive oil. Since 2010, she has been employed in the National Council of Research and Technology (CONICET) as an Independent Researcher, and since 2009, she has been working at the National University of Cuyo, as an Adjunct Professor. She has several funded research grants as a Director entitled Objective Parameters and Quality Standards for Grape by the National Foundation of Science and Technology ($170,000), Analytical Methodologies for the Determination of Analytes of Agronomic Interest by the National University of Cuyo ($10,000), 06/A354 Analytical Characterization of High Quality Wines by the National University of Cuyo ($10,000), and Generation and Transmission of Scientific and Technological Knowledge for the Sustainability of Argentinian Viticulture by the National Foundation of Science and Technology ($2,000,000). She was the advisor for graduate students of 10 Ph.D. theses. Silvia performed numerous reviews for the following journals: Electrophoresis, Journal of Chromatography A, Analytica Chimica Acta, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Talanta, Spectrochimica Acta, Food Chemistry, Microchimica Acta, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Biochemical Engineering Journal, and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012