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Benites Aoki, Pedro

PhD Visitor (2012-2013)

Pedro H.B. Aoki has a degree in Physics from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP – 2008), Presidente Prudente, SP, Brasil. In 2010, he obtained his MSc degree in Science and Technology of Materials (POSMAT) at the same university.

Pedro H. B. Aoki defended his PhD at Universidade Estadual Paulista ’Júlio de Mesquita Filho’ in 2014

Pedro Aoki has a permanent position at UNESP.

Research activities

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The focus of his work is the adhesion of biotinylated giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) onto streptavidin functionalized substrates under a photo-oxidative stress. Taking advatage from the univoque relation between adhesion area increase and relative area increase per lipid, he was able to determine the latter quantity for oxidized DOPC and POPC, in agreement with the work done by Georges Weber in our group.