CatiaOrnelasLab is a Chemistry research laboratory leaded by Prof. Catia Ornelas. Our main focus is the development of nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery. We also have expertise in developing biosensors and supported catalysts.
Develop Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Applications in Medicine and Catalysis
News and Views
Samile B. Aguiar joined CatiaOrnelasLab as a Master Student with a CAPES scholarship. WELCOME!
Our work "Synthesis, Characterization, and Anticancer Activity of Folate-Ferrocenyl Conjugates" was invited to be featured as an Outside COVER at the New Journal of Chemistry!
PhD Student Ana Maria G. Porras successfully defended her PhD Thesis! Congrats Dr. Ana!!
Prof. Catia Ornelas and PhD Student Ana Maria G. Porras participated of the 11th International Dendrimer Symposium (11th IDS) that took place at Madeira Island, Portugal.
Prof. Catia Ornelas was awarded the first Alumini Award by the University of Madeira - Portugal.
Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Carolyne B. Braga presented our work research at the ACS Meeting in Boston - USA entitled "Biodegradable Acetalated Dextran Nanoparticles for Controlled Delivery of Therapeutic Agents in Tumor Tissues".
PhD Student Diego L. Bertuzzi presented our work research at the ACS Meeting in Boston - USA and was on the 2019 Fall Best Poster Award Winners!! Well done Diego!
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation -FAPESP for the development of new nanomaterials for nanomedicine applications.
Prof. Catia Ornelas co-organized the Symposium for Pan-American Science (PanPoly II), which took place in New Orleans on March 18th-23nd, within the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting. This symposium was co-organized by ACS Brazil Chapter and ACS PMSE division to promote an awareness and collaboration between researchers in North and South America in the area of polymer science.
Prof. Catia Ornelas organized the first ACS Chemistry in Brazil, at the Institute of Chemistry - Unicamp, on November 23rd 2017, at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Campinas, SP, Brazil. The event counted with forty volunteers to present nine simple chemical experiments that were performed non-stop during the Festival to a total of 700 kids (ages from 6 to 17 years old). Most members of our research group worked as volunters in the Festival. The event was featured in the local news.
Undergraduate student Caroline Rocha Vaz joined the Group!
PhD Student Ana Maria Garzon Porras joined the Group!
Undergraduate student Gabriel Perli joined the Group!
Prof. Catia Ornelas co-organized and hosted the first Pan-American Polymer Science Conference - PanPoly, which took place in Guarujá, SP, Brazil, on March 22nd-24th. This conference was co-organized by ACS Brazil Chapter and ACS PMSE division to promote an awareness and collaboration between researchers in North and South America in the area of polymer science.
Prof. Catia Ornelas and PhD students Tiago Becher and Diego Bertuzzi presented their research work at the XV Brazil MRS meeting, in Campinas, SP, Brazil.
Prof. Catia Ornelas and PhD students Tiago Becher and Diego Bertuzzi presented their research work at the 252nd American Chemical Society Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Master Student Miguel D. Ramos Jr. joined the Group!
Prof. Catia Ornelas was invited by Prof. Donald Tomalia to give a talk at the Dendrimer Session, on the CLINAM Congress (Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine), organized by the European Foundation for Clinicam Nanomedicine, in Basel, Switzerland, on June 26-29th.
Prof. Catia Ornelas presided the event "Biomass Resources for a Better Life", the ACS Brazil Chapter Launching Event, that occured at the EMBRAPA headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil (June 3rd, 2016).
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave an invited talk at the Faculty of medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada,
entitled "Hydrogels et Dendrimères pour des Applications en Nanomédicine" (May 20th 2016).
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave an invited talk at Brunel University in London, UK entitled "Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery, sensing and catalysis" (April 18-20th, 2016).
Catia Ornelas' article "Brief Timelapse on Dendrimer Chemistry: Advances, Limitations, and Expectations" was highlighted in Materialsviews.com.
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from FAPESP for the development of new well-defined multifunctional dendrimers for nanomedicine applications.
Prof. Catia Ornelas participated of the International Chapters Summit as the Chair of the ACS Brazilian Chapter, which took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (December 13-15th).
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave a seminar at the University of Talca - Chile about the research work developed by her group, in the event "IV Jornadas Trinacionales de Investigacion" (December 3-4th).
Student Diego Bertuzzi was awarded a PhD scholarship from FAPESP.
Prof. Catia Ornelas organized and hosted the ACS Brazilian Chapter Pre-Launching Event:
Workshop New trends in Chemistry
ACS pre-launching event_2015_Agenda_promotion.pdf
Our group was involved in the organization of the ACS on campus event at UNICAMP.
Prof. Catia Ornelas was the recipient of a Productivity Award from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ).
Master student Diego Luan Bertuzzi joined the group to work in the development of new biosensors.
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from CNPQ for the development of new biosensors.
PhD student Denio Souto joined the group to work in the synthesis of new biosensors, in a colaborative work Kubota's research group.
Undergraduate student Miguel Ramos Jr. joined the group.
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from FAEPEX for the development of new nanosystems for drug delivery.
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave a seminar at the Institute of Chemistry - UNICAMP, about the research work developed by her group.
"Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery, Imaging and Catalysis", May 15th 2014.
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave a talk to freshman Chemistry students about Academic careers.
"Options for Chemistry Students: Academic career", May 13th 2014.
Undergraduate student Matheus Guide joined the group.
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from FAPESP for the development of new nanosystems for drug delivery.
Prof. Catia Ornelas gave a seminar at the University of Madeira - Portugal, about the research work developed by her group.
Tiago Becher joined the group with a PhD scholarship from CAPES.
CatiaOrnelasLab was awarded a grant from FAEPEX.