Valtencir Zucolotto

University of São Paulo, Brazil


I am a Materials Scientist, professor at Physics Institute of São Carlos, Universisty of São Paulo, Brazil. Coordinator of Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicoloy Laboratory ( Our primary interests are focused on Nanomedicine, at the interface between Nano and Biotechnology, a research line including experimental and theoretical investigation on the interactions between biomolecules and nanomateriais for application in Medicine, more specifically the development of highly efficient nanocomplex for cancer treatment and sensitive biosensors for diagnosis of tropical diseases (eg., Leishmaniasis and Chagas). We also have interest in evaluating the nanotoxicity exhibited by nanotubes and nanoparticles in contact with living cells, plants and environment: Specific topics of interest are: Protein immobilization; Nanomedicine: Processing of materials at the nanoscale and development of new thin film architectures containing biomolecules for (bio)sensing and diagnosis; Cell culture on chemically-modified surfaces; Nanotoxicity: interactions between nanomaterials and living systems; Immobilization of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes in ultrathin polymeric films for sensing. Biodegradable polymers; Investigation on the opto-electronic properties of photoreactive polymers: Optical storage and Surface relief gratings

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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