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Carolina Horta Andrade

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Goiás (2004) and a PhD in Drugs and Medicines from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of São Paulo (2010), with a sandwich doctorate internship in Medicinal and Computational Chemistry at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, USA. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Federal University of Goiás and the leader of the LabMol Research Group - Laboratory of Drug Design and Molecular Modeling (www.labmol.com.br). She is Principal Investigator at the Center for the Research and Advancement of Fragments and Molecular Targets (CRAFT). Her main contributions focus on Medicinal and Computational Chemistry and Computational Toxicology, with an emphasis on the development of drug candidates for neglected tropical diseases and emerging viruses, as well as the development of predictive in silico tools and platforms to assess toxicological properties of chemical compounds, as alternative methods to animal use. She was the General Coordinator of the global OpenZika project, in partnership with IBM and other universities and institutions in Brazil and worldwide (http://openzika.ufg.br). She was treasurer (2014-2016), vice-director (2016-2018), and director (2018-2020) of the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ). She was Deputy Treasurer of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2020-2022). In 2014, she received the "For Women in Science" award from L'Oreal-UNESCO-ABC, in the area of Chemical Sciences. In 2015, she received the International Rising Talents award from the L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO. In 2022, she received the Brazilian Women in Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) and SBQ. She was elected an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2016-2021). She was elected a member of the Global Young Academy of Young Researchers (GYA) (2021-2025). She is an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Omega. Mother of two children and active in the cause of Women in Science. Email: carolina@ufg.br. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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