International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Sra. Silvia Batista Ideas Activities
  • PhD Chemistry, American Society of Microbiology
    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Email
    Tel 598 24871616
  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    American Society of Microbiology
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I'm currently working in a government institution dedicated to biological research. My academic training was specifically related with Chemistry. However, I have been working on topics related to soil microbiology, including bacterial physiology and microbial ecology.

I am also working on a biotechnological project. We are currently working on the optimization of the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by a heterotrophic bacterial strain, using strategies of metabolic engineering.

I believe that the IYC 2011 is an excellent opportunity to promote this discipline among young people.