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Magda Alexandra Pereira de Barros holds a BSc in Biology-Geology and a MSc in Biophysics and Bionanosystems from the University of Minho (Portugal) graduated in December 2018. During her Master's project she developed electrochemical biosensors to detect a specific allergen in tomato seeds at the University Complutense of Madrid.

Magda joined the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science in February 2019 to pursue a PhD in Forensic Chemistry. Her research project focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of new nanomaterials and nanohybrids (graphene oxide, quantum dots, nanoparticles, MIPs, and many others) to be integrated on novel colorimetric and fluorometric nanobiosensors formats for body fluids identification such as blood, saliva and semen. These nanobiosensors are aimed to be selective, sensitive, non-destructive, fast, and easy to handle in order to be applied as presumptive and confirmatory tests within a forensic investigation.

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    Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

    Nic Daeid, Niamh (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Doran, Heather (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Adegoke, Oluwasesan (Recipient), Klu, Joyce (Recipient), Comrie, Emma (Recipient), Cole, Christian (Recipient), Menard, Herve (Recipient), Hackman, Lucina (Recipient), Gray, Alexander (Recipient), Barros, Magda (Recipient), Dennison-Wilkins, Lorna (Recipient), Dzetkulicová, Veronika (Recipient), Galais, Virginie (Recipient), Houston, Andrew (Recipient), Inman, Keith (Recipient), Kuffel, Aga (Recipient), Laisney, Oceane (Recipient), Sobreira, Catarina (Recipient), Yu, Sean (Recipient), Zuppello, Micol (Recipient), Menzies, Simon-Lewis (Recipient), Daly, Laura (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 2 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition
    • 1 Participation in conference

    5th Scottish Student Forensic Research Symposium

    Catarina Sobreira (Organiser), , Magda Barros (Organiser), & Caitlyn Norman (Organiser)

    6 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Three Act Robbery - Festival of the Future

    Heather Doran (Organiser), , Catarina Sobreira (Host), , Sunpatch Benjavongkulchai (Organiser), , Caitlyn Norman (Organiser), , Katie Larner (Organiser), , Magda Barros (Organiser), , Andrew Houston (Organiser), , Andrew Brandon (Organiser), , Aga Kuffel (Organiser), , Valentina Panci (Organiser), , Laura Daly (Organiser), , Veronika Dzetkulicová (Organiser), , Micol Zuppello (Organiser), & Roy Mudie (Organiser)

    19 Oct 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


    Science Saturday: Forensic Science Family Day

    Heather Doran (Organiser), , Rolf Black (Organiser), , Christine Millar (Host), , Lysbeth Antonides (Contributor), , Craig McKenzie (Contributor), , Catarina Sobreira (Contributor), , Virginia Maria Donadeo (Contributor), , Emma Comrie (Contributor), , Magda Pereira De Barros (Contributor), , Joyce Klu (Speaker), , Roy Mudie (Speaker), , Oluwasesan Adegoke (Speaker), & Aga Kuffel (Contributor)

    23 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition