Dr. Florenda Valera

Position: Professor of Chemistry, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

Education: Ph.D. Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1996

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Electroanalytical Techniques
Chemical and Biological Sensors
Chemical Instrumentation
Environmental Chemistry



I. B. Velasquez, G. S. Jacinto and F. S. Valera, The Speciation of Dissolved Copper, Cadmium and Zinc in Manila Bay, Philippines, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 45, 210 – 217 (2002).
J. Wang, G. Rivas, X. Cai, E. Palecek, P. Nielsen, H. Shiraishi, N. Dontha, D. Luo, C. Parrado, M. Chicharro, P.A.M. Farias, F.S. Valera, D.H. Grant, M. Ozsoz and M.N. Flair, DNA electrochemical biosensors for environmental monitoring. A review, Anal. Chim. Acta 347, 1-8 (1997).
J. Wang, G. Rivas, X. Cai, N. Dontha, H. Shiraishi, D. Luo and F.S. Valera, Sequence-specific electrochemical biosensing of M. Tuberculosis DNA, Anal. Chim. Acta 337, 41-48 (1997).
J. Wang, G. Rivas, D. Luo, X. Cai, F.S. Valera and N. Dontha, DNA-Modified Electrode for the Detection of Aromatic Amines, Anal. Chem., 68, 4365-4369, (1996).
F. S. Valera and V. A. Vicente-Beckett, Trace Metal Speciation in Manila Bay Waters (Philippines) Using Stripping Potentiometry, Kimika, 16(1), 11-18 (2000).
F.S. Valera, V.A. Vicente-Beckett and A.F. Kapauan, Development and Characterization of a Microcomputer-Controlled Potentiometric Stripping Analyzer, Kimika, 13(2), 91-98 (1997).
M. Weis, F.S. Valera and F.H. Frimmel, Streaming Current Detection for Determination of Metal Complexation Capacities of Aquatic Humic Substances, Z. Wasser-Abwasser Forsch., 22, 253-257 (1989).