Name: Francis José Zortéa Merino
Educational Qualification: PhD
Designation: Analytical PD&I Technical Analyst
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Federal University of Paraná
Research Interests: My interest is related to the line of research with natural products, specifically plants. With emphasis on the identification of secondary compounds by HPLC and NMR of 200 and 400 MHz. In addition, biological activities and pharmacology of extracts and compounds isolated from plants.
Biography: Graduated in Technology in Environmental Chemistry from the Federal Technological University of Paraná (2010), degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Paraná (2013) and Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Paraná (2014). During the Master's degree he worked in the area of research of inputs, medicines and correlates, with emphasis on phytochemistry, chemistry of natural products, isolation and identification of substances, evaluation of antioxidant activity, antibacterial, toxicity and allelopathic activity of plant extracts. PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Paraná (2018) with the research project on biological activities and pharmacological evaluation of extracts and compounds isolated from plant species. And postdoctoral at the Center for Biopharmacy Studies of the Federal University of Paraná (2018).