Scaiano Group

Joyce Kelly da Silva Matias


Joyce was born in Currais Novos, Brazil in 1992. In 2010, she obtained her Food Technician degree at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, RN, while working on the physical-chemistry characterization of dairy products. In 2011, Joyce started her BCs in Biotechnology at the Federal Rural University of the Semiarid Region, Mossoro, and participated in a research related to the identification of ESTs (Expressed Sequence Tags) involved in biosynthesis of anthocyanins. Since 2013, Joyce has been an exchange Student at the University of Ottawa, under the Science without Borders program. Currently, she is part of Photo-chemistry group under the supervision of Dr. Tito Scaiano, Anabel Lanterna, and Carolina Gregorutti dos Santos. Her study is focused on metallic nanoparticles characterization in small vesicles and its application in photocatalysis process.