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Naiana Cordeiro

Current position: 
Associate Professor
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Current residence: 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Yraima Cordeiro holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) (1999), a Master's degree (2001) and Doctor's degree (2005) in Biological Chemistry by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of UFRJ. He has experience in the field of Biochemistry and Biophysics of macromolecules, working mainly in the following subjects: prion protein, protein aggregation and folding, spectroscopy, protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions and screening of protein aggregation inhibitors. From September 2011 to January 2016, she was vice-coordinator of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPGCF) of the Faculty of Pharmacy, UFRJ. Since March 2016 she is the Coordinator of the PPGCF. She was a member of the World Academy of Sciences - TWAS (2010-2014) and an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2012-2016). Since 2017, Yraima is a TYAN member.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
Young Affiliate Alumnus
prion protein, neurodegenerative diseases; protein folding; spectroscopy; protein biophysics; protein-ligand interaction.
Affiliated from
Scientific field:
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
Last updated on 13/03/2018