Ana C. Freitas, PhD in Biotechnology by Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) in 1999. Assistant professor at Instituto Piaget/Viseu since 1999, where she continued to research in the food area. Since 2002 involved in several financed research projects and since 2011 a research member of CESAM/Aveiro Univ. From November 2016 is a Principal Researcher in UCP-CBQF. She has published 87 papers indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge, 22 book chapters, 19 proceedings’ papers & has over 130 communications in scientific conferences. Editor of 1 book of Int. distribution by Publisher’s invitation (CRS Press/Taylors & Francis Group). Currently, her research is on the development of novel foods incorporating bioactive compounds from different biological sources as well to adapt microencapsulation technologies for extreme oxygen-sensitive bacteria with beneficial effects in gut microbiota. In parallel, her research also involves tools minimizing the impact of different sources of pollutant contaminants.
Paço A, Duarte K, da Costa JP, Santos P, Pereira R, Freitas AC, Duarte AC, Rocha-Santos T. 2017. Biodegradation of polyethylene microplastics by the marine fungus Zalerion Maritimum. Science of the Total Environment, 586, 10-15.
FI (2016)= 4.900; Ranking= 22/229 (Q1, Environ. Sciences)
Rodrigues D, Freitas AC, Sousa S, Amorim M, Vasconcelos MW, Costa J, Silva AMS, Rocha-Santos TAP, Duarte AC, Gomes AMP. 2017. Chemical and structural characterization of Pholiota nameko extracts with biological properties. Food Chemistry, 216, 176-185.
FI (2016)= 4.529; Ranking= 7/72 (Q1, Chemistry, Applied); 6/129 (Q1, Food Science & Technology); 10/81 (Q1, Nutrition & Dietetics)
Rodrigues D, Sousa S, Silva A. G., Amorim M, Pereira L, Rocha-Santos TAP, Gomes AMP, Duarte AC, Freitas AC. 2015. Impact of Enzyme- and Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction Methods on Biological Properties of Red, Brown, and Green Seaweeds from the Central West Coast of Portugal. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63 (12), 3177–3188
FI (2015)= 2.857; Ranking= 3/57 (Q1,Agriculture, Multidisciplinary); 14/71 (Q1, Chemistry Applied); 19/124 (Q1, Food Science & Technology)
Sousa S, Gomes AM, Pintado MM, Silva JP, Costa P, Amaral MH, Duarte AC, Rodrigues D, Rocha-Santos TAP, Freitas AC. 2015. Characterization of freezing effect upon stability of, probiotic loaded, calcium-alginate microparticles. Food and Bioproducts Processing 93, 90-97 DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2013.11.007
FI (2015)= 2.574; Ranking= 26/124 (Q1, Food Science & Technology)
Freitas AC, Andrade, JC, Silva, FM, Rocha-Santos TAP, Duarte A. Gomes, AM. 2013. Antioxidative peptides: Trends and perspectives for future research. Current Medicinal Chemistry 20 (36). 4575-4594. (PMID:23834185).
FI (2013)= 3.715; Ranking= 9/58 (Q1, Chemistry, Medicinal) 49/254 (Q1, Pharmacology and Pharmacy; Citations=0
Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)