(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Maria Rangel

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Research group
Molecular Synthesis

Academic Staff

Researcher IDB-3732-2012
Ciência ID2E18-5B36-29C0
Maria Rangel is Full Professor at ICBAS-UP. Teaches courses on Chemical Biology, Biophysics and Spectroscopy. MR is Co-Director of MIB-UP; Member of CCCT REQUIMTE and Scientist in charge of NMR and EPR Laboratories of UP.

MR is a Bioinorganic Chemist whose research interest is the role of metal ions in living organisms. MR works on the design of Fe chelators to fight Infection, Fe Overload and Fe Sensing. More recently she works in Plant Fe Nutrition.
Insulin-like V and Zn compounds and the study of B12 model compounds are other topics that are under investigation.
MR has been Principal Investigator of several multidisciplinary projects coordinating research teams on the interfaces of chemistry and biology.

Representative Publications

Effect of tris(3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonate) iron(III) complexes on iron uptake and storage in soybean (Glycine max L.)
Relevant Interactions of Antimicrobial Iron Chelators and Membrane Models Revealed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Molecular Dynamics Simulations
EPR and XANES studies of anaerobic photolysis of iso-propilpyridinecobaloxime: Elucidation of the reactivity of the Co(II) primary product
Distinctive EPR signals provide an understanding of the affinity of bis-(3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonato) copper(II) complexes for hydrophobic environments
Tuning the Anti(myco)bacterial Activity of 3-Hydroxy-4-pyridinone Chelators through Fluorophores