Alyne Teixeira completed her undergraduate degree in Industrial Pharmacy and her master’s degree in Biosciences and Technology of Bioactive Products in Brazil. She is currently in her last year of her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University. Her doctoral research consists of developing a novel in vitro immunotherapy screening using polymers known as aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS).

At CCEC2019 in Halifax she presented a description of the new platform she has developed, which will promote a high-throughput screening with relatively small amount of cells and reagents confined in polymer solution microreactors. This new technology has already shown promising results, and once completed, will facilitate the research and development of immunotherapies, such as vaccines, during pre-clinical studies.

“As a member of CIC,” she says, “I can connect with many other researchers in the Chemistry field, learn and share knowledge, and participate in great professional development and networking opportunities.”