Special Issue "Theme Issue in Honor of Professor Ana Maria Oliveira Brett: Bioelectrochemical Sensing and DNA Electrochemical Biosensors"
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This Special Issue will honor Prof. Ana Maria Oliveira Brett for her outstanding contributions in the areas of bioelectrochemistry and bioelectroanalysis. Prof. Oliveira Brett is a chemist; she obtained her BSc Chemistry at the University of Coimbra in 1973, and then her PhD in Electrochemistry at the University of London, Imperial College, in 1980. She is Professor in the Department of Chemistry of University of Coimbra.
She is also a member of the Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes (CEMMPRE), Research Unit 285 of Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT), and director of the Laboratory of Electroanalysis and Corrosion (IPN-LEC), Instituto Pedro Nunes in Coimbra.
She was the President of the International Bioelectrochemical Society (BES) in 2007–2015, and Past-President in 2016–2017. She was Associate Editor of the Journal Bioelectrochemistry from 2000 to 2016.
She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the international journals Bioelectrochemistry, Analytical Letters, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health, and Journal of Research in Pharmacy.
She is a member of various Scientific Societies and has been an active member collaborating during different periods as a Division Officer of Analytical Electrochemistry and of Bioelectrochemistry, in the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
She is an IUPAC Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and Chartered Chemist (CChem) (UK).
Her research activity is centered on fundamental aspects in the areas of bioelectrochemistry, the study of electron transfer reactions of compounds of biological interest, bioelectroanalysis, and the development of enzymes and DNA biosensors. Current efforts include studies of the morphology of DNA adsorbed at solid charged interfaces, electrochemical detection of the mechanisms of DNA–drug interactions, and evaluation of oxidative damage caused to DNA by health hazardous compounds. Related research is concerned with the study of electron transfer reactions of antioxidants and understanding the free-radical-induced damaging aspects of the chemistry of disease processes.
Research activity and collaboration with national and international groups is documented by Prof. Oliveira Brett’s projects and publications: she has published more than 230 papers, is the co-author of 2 undergraduate/graduate textbooks, both published by Oxford University Press (one also translated into Portuguese), 16 chapters in multi-author books, has attended and presented research work in research conferences, and has been invited to present more than 90 lectures, including plenary lectures in international conferences and invited seminars.
All her remarkable scientific contributions cannot be contained in the limited space of a journal, but the least I can do, as friend and colleague who has had the opportunity to know and appreciate her, is to produce a Special Issue dedicated to her.
It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue; regular articles, communications, as well as reviews concerning the general theme of “Bioelectrochemical Sensing and DNA Electrochemical Biosensors” are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Antonella Curulli
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- bioelectrochemical sensing
- electrochemical biosensors
- DNA biosensors