Maria Carolina Amorim is a PhD student of Chemistry from the University of Minho, supported by a FCT grant. Her PhD project is focused on the development of stable vesicle-like structures by the self-assembly of small dehydropeptides bolaamphiphiles and to use them as model protocells for studying simple biological processes related to early life. As a Visiting Student Researcher at the laboratory of Professor Rein V Ulijn, at Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, Carolina will make proof-of-concept of dehydropeptides-based model protocells

City University of New York

Grant duration: 4 months