BioMark sensor Research, University of Coimbra
Period: 2019 – 2020
Funding scheme: FCT, CAPES-Brazil
Coordination: Prof. Goreti Sales (Coimbra University, PT) & Prof. Walter Brito (Manaus Federal University, BR)
Consortium: Manaus Federal University (Walter Brito)
The indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture remains a continuous source of water contamination, making it urgent to implement monitoring and purification systems, in order to minimize the overall impact of this agricultural practice.
This subject if the source of inspiration of this scientific cooperation and advanced education by combining the complementary experiences of the hosts, focusing on the materials domain (BR) and on biosensors (PT). To this end, molecularly-imprinted polymers (MIPs) shall be developed for the recognition and extraction of pesticides. These polymeric materials are then integrated into electrochemical sensing devices operating with autonomy and at low cost or into purification columns that might be reused.