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Development of biosensors based on microelectrodes for in vitro and in vivo monitoring of neurometabolic markers in the rats brain

Grant number: 20/11722-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Mauro Bertotti
Grantee:Daniel Matias Gaston Regiart
Supervisor abroad: Rui Manuel Silva Gomes Barbosa
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:19/06293-6 - Investigations in biological systems by using miniaturized electrochemical sensors, BP.PD

Abstract

This research project aims to develop integrated systems for real-time monitoring of target compounds or neurometabolic markers of clinical relevance in in vitro and in vivo experiments in the brain of rats. Emphasis will be directed to the following compounds: glucose, lactate, pyruvate, hydrogen peroxide and oxygen. The proposed devices will consist of miniaturized electrochemical sensors, and emphasis will be given to the construction of systems that can be easily used and that have reliable and long-lasting operation. High selectivity and sensitivity in relation to the desired analytes will be achieved with platforms designed based on new materials. The sensors developed will have to satisfy analytical requirements (for example, reduced drift response, resistance to surface poisoning and high selectivity, accuracy and precision). (AU)

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