GROUP LEADER: MANUELA PINTADO

The Biobased and Biomedical Products Research Group has been reorganized to combine CBQF capacity to respond to National and EU priority for future growth of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy, reinforcing capacity and opportunities on the bio-based products. The group focuses on these challenges by exploring novel bioactives and bioproducts from renewable sources (including byproducts), promoting added value applications for food, quality of life and biomedical sectors and using metabolomics approaches to understand biological systems or processes. The group involves a multidisciplinary team to respond to R&I challenges with a wide range of competences. Besides the group receives regularly foreign researchers (ca. 10/year), reflecting the internationalization capacity and consolidated network with academia and industry, with technology transfer of 18 patents.

 

The group is organized in 3 laboratories:

BIOACTIVES AND

BIOPRODUCTS

RESEARCH

 

BIOMATERIALS

AND BIOMEDICAL

TECHNOLOGY

  METABOLOMICS

 

BIOACTIVES AND BIOPRODUCTS RESEARCH

LEADER: MANUELA PINTADO
Working on integrated solutions to obtain value-added molecules/products from renewable sources, including microalgae, using bio-refinery approach and revealing composition and bioactive and functional properties to define sustainable and high added value applications towards different industrial synergies;

LAB MEMBERS
Associate professors
  • Rui Manuel Santos Costa de Morais
Researchers
  • Ana Raquel Mendes Ferreira Monteiro Madureira 
  • João Carlos Azevedo Cruz Gonçalves Fernandes
Pos-docs
  • Ana Lúcia da Silva Oliveira            
  • Ana Luísa Leite Fernandes Amaro              
  • Elisabete Maria da Cruz Alexandre            
  • Patrícia Sofia Pinhanços Batista  
  • Sandra Cristina Ferreira Borges   
  • Sara Nunes da Costa e Silva
         
PhD students
  • Ana Isabel Estevez Pintado           
  • Débora Andreia Campelo Campos            
  • Eduardo Manuel Aguiar Costa     
  • Glenise Bierhalz Voss      
  • Joana Odila Mendes Sá Pereira   
  • Joana Ribeiro Costa        
  • Maria Manuela Faria Amorim      
  • Maria Teresa Bonifácio Viana Lopes        
  • Marta Isabel Correia Coelho        
  • Nádia Suati Caetano da Silva       
  • Pedro João Neves Miranda de Castro      
  • Ricardo Gómez García    
  • Soudabeh Ghalamara     
  • Tânia Isabel Bragança Ribeiro     
Research fellows
  • Ana Alexandra Gonçalves Vilas Boas        
  • Ana Carolina Cassoni      
  • Ana Margarida Massa Faustino   
  • Cindy Leonor Alves Dias 
  • Diva Alexandra Simões dos Santos Jesus 
  • Helena Maria Araújo Rodrigues  
  • Mariana da Luz Cabral Veiga       
  • Miguel Fernando Ribeiro Pereira 
  • Pedro Bernardino Quintela Vale  
  • Ricardo Jorge Guedes Paiva Freixo           
  • Sara Alexandra dos Santos Cunha
MSc students
  • Célia Maria da Silva Freitas Costa 
  • Claudia Neto 
  • João Trigo 
  • Maria João Carvalho 
  • Pedro Sousa 
  • Tugba Atatoprak 
 
Collaborators
  • Ana Paula Abreu 
  • Maria João Valle Pereira 
  • Hans-Peter Voss 
  • Patricia Raquel Moreira 
  • Sara Nunes 
  • Silvia Moreira 
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Piccirillo C, Rocha C, Tobaldi DM, ullar RC, Labrincha JA, Ferreira MO, Castro PML, Pintado MME. (2014). A hydroxyapatite–Fe2O3 based material of natural origin as an active sunscreen filter. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2:5999-6009. doi: 10.1039/C4TB00984C 
 
Costa EM, Silva S, Veiga M, Vicente S, Tavaria FK, Pintado ME. (2017). Investigation of chitosan's antibacterial activity against vancomycin resistant microorganisms and their biofilms. Carbohydrates Polymers 174:369-376. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.06.087
 
Madureira AR, Pereira A, Pintado M. (2016). Chitosan nanoparticles loaded with 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid and protocatechuic acid: Properties and digestion. Journal of Food Engineering 174:8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2015.11.007
Raposo, M. F., Morais, A. M. B., Morais, R. M. S. C. (2016). Emergent Sources of Prebiotics: Seaweeds and Microalgae. Marine Drugs 14(2): E27. doi: 10.3390/md14020027
 
Yu Y-J, Amorim M, Marques C, Calhau C, Pintado M. (2016). Effects of whey peptide exctract on the growth of probiotics and microbiota. Journal of Functional Foods 21:507-516. doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2015.10.035
 

BIOMATERIALS AND BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

LEADER: ANA LEITE OLIVEIRA
Working on biomedical sciences with applications on skin - wound healing and regeneration, oral and dental care and bone loss and regeneration and on effective techniques for the sterilization of sensitive biomedical polymers;

LAB MEMBERS
 
Assistant professor 
  • Freni Tavaria 
Post-doc 
  • Ana Rita Costa-Pinto 
  • Cassilda Cunha-Reis
  • Nilza Ribeiro 
  • Sara Baptista-Silva
Research Fellow
  • Gonçalo Soares 
  • Ricardo Serôdio 
MSc Student 
  • Ana Fernandes
  • Ana Luísa Lemos
  • Fábio André Pinheiro 
  • Gabriela Silva 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Ana L. Oliveira, Sara. B. Silva, Sandra C. Borges, Paulo J. Alves, Silk Sericin-based Hydrogel, Methods and Uses Thereof, Patent number 20161000045461 (2016); WO/2018/011732 (2018).
 
Ribeiro VP, Silva-Correia J, Nascimento AI, daSilva Morais A, Marques AP, Ribeiro AS, Silva C, Bonifácio G, Sousa RA, Oliveira JM, Oliveira AL*, Reis RL, Complex 3D Biotextiles for Flat BoneTissue Engineering Applications, Biomaterials, Biomaterials, Volume 123, 2017, p.92–106 (*corresponding author); IF:8.978
 
Ribeiro VP, Almeida LR, Martins AR, Pashkuleva I, Marques AP, Ribeiro AS, Silva C, Bonifácio G, Sousa RA, Reis RL, Oliveira AL, Influence of Different Surface Modifications on Silk Biotextiles for Tissue Engineering Applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials, doi:10.1002/jbm.b.33400, 2015. IF: 3.369
 
Lopes, C., Soares, J., Tavaria, F., Duarte, A., Correia, O., Sokhatska, O., Severo, M., Silva, D., Pintado, M., Delgado, L., Moreira, A. 2015. Chitosan coated textiles may improve atopic dermatitis severity by modulating skin staphylococcal profile: a randomized controlled trial. PlosOne. 10(11): e0142844. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142844. IF: 3.540
 
Costa, E. M., Silva, S., Vicente, S. Neto, C., Castro, P.M., Veiga, M., Madureira, R., Tavaria, F., Pintado, M.M. 2017. Chitosan nanoparticles as alternative anti-staphylococci agents: Bactericidal, antibiofilm and antiadhesive effects. Materials Science and Engineering C, 79: 221-226. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2017.05.047. IF: 4.164
 

METABOLOMICS

LEADER: ANTÓNIO CÉSAR FERREIRA
Focused on a transversal knowledge detained by CBQF, applied to different biological systems (fermentation, physiological events, etc.) to enable a better understanding of phenomena through signal processing. Several synergies with other internal laboratories have been established to promote CBQF value.

LAB MEMBERS
 
PhD students
MSc students
  • Barbara Malafaya  
  • Catarina Rocha  
  • Francisca Monteiro 
  • Ines Barbosa 
  • Joana Soares 
  • Raquel Janeiro 
  • Ricardo Vieira 
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Castro, C. C.; Martins, R. C.; Teixeira, J. A.; Silva Ferreira, A. C., Application of a high-throughput process analytical technology metabolomics pipeline to Port wine forced ageing process. Food Chemistry 2014, 143 (0), 384-391.
 
Silva Teixeira, C. S.; Cerqueira, N. M. F. S. A.; Silva Ferreira, A. C., Unravelling the Olfactory Sense: From the Gene to Odor Perception. Chemical Senses 2015.
 
Monforte, A. R.; Jacobson, D.; Silva Ferreira, A. C., Chemiomics: Network Reconstruction and Kinetics of Port Wine Aging. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2015.
 
Silva Ferreira, A. C.; Monforte, A. R.; Teixeira, C. S.; Martins, R.; Fairbairn, S.; Bauer, F. F., Monitoring Alcoholic Fermentation: An Untargeted Approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2014, 62 (28), 6784-6793.
 
Monforte, A. R., Martins, S., & Silva Ferreira, A. C. (2017). Strecker Aldehydes Formation in Wine: New insights of the role of gallic acid, glucose and metals in phenylacetaldehyde formation. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.