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Coordination Chemistry – biological, pharmacological and nanotechnological aspects. Development and synthesis of organic ligands and, from them, of bioactive metal complexes. Characterization through gravimetric, spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. Speciation studies in aqueous medium. Biological assays. Synthetic metallohydrolases/nucleases with pharmacological applications. Rational design of ‘Metal-Protein Attenuating Compounds’ for the therapy of neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s).