International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Ian Castro-gamboa Ideas Activities
  • Dr., UNESP
    Araraquara - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Email
    Tel +551633019664
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Brazilian Society of Chemistry - SBQ
    American Society of Pharmacognosy - ASP
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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I'm a professor in a Brazilian public university. I'm also a researcher in natural product chemistry. Although teaching is something really important in my life, research is also a fire-power that symbiotically allows me to fulfill diverse aspects of my professional life. My major field is organic chemistry...the chemistry of life!

Currently I have a team of doctorates under my supervision and together we are proposing several theories regarding dereplication of natural complex matrixes as well as analytical methods that may allow us to understand synergism and other molecular relationships. I mus emphasize the I'm also part of a research group with 6 other researchers that is called NuBBE (Nuclei of Bioassays, Biosynthesis and plant Ecophysiology) which definitely drove me to choose this professional path in my life.