Alexandre Oliveira: Universidade de Coimbra – University of Chicago

(6 months)


Alexandre Oliveira is doing a Ph.D in Chemistry with a specialization in Biological Chemistry at the University of Coimbra. His Ph.D project is focused on the enhancement of brain availability of imaging probes using biophysical and computational chemistry methodologies. Visiting the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago will give him the chance to apply advanced
computational methodologies to the problems he addresses, namely the development of contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging with improved availability in the brain.