Prof. Dr. Vanderlan Bolzani

48Vanderlan BolzaniVanderlan da Silva Bolzani is full professor at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), and has published over of 186 research publications, 05 patents, 04 book chapters. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), member of the Brazilian Academy of Science and a Science Productivity CNPq Fellow has received several awards, the most recently is Distinguished Woman in Science Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, conceived by ACS & IUPAC. Ph.D degrees in Organic Chemistry under guidance of Professor Otto Richard Gottlieb, University of São Paulo. In 1990 she was awarded with a fellowship from DAAD for a short training   at University of Hannover. After a post-doctorate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPISU-USA) she joined to the São Paulo State University (UNESP), Since 2003, is member of the Biota-FAPESP Program Coordination, and coordinator of Bioprospecta FAPESP Program. Currently is Vice-Director of the UNESP Innovation Agency (AUIN). Field of interest is plant science, and has been involved in the isolation, bioactivity and function of secondary metabolites and peptides from plants. Also she has studied biosynthesis of piperidine alkaloids, and recently has been involved on metabolomics of medicinal plants and sugar cane. Has had strong involvement in human resource training, with more than 50 Master, PhD students and Pos-doctoral  supervisions. She has strong work collaboration with National Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries looking for new drugs from plants species. Dr. Bolzani was President of the Brazilian Chemical Society from 2008-2010, and is currently Counselor. She serves as member of Editorial Boards of several Scientific Journals as Journal Natural Products, Natural Products Reports, Phytochemistry Letters and Journal of Ethnophamracology.