About this research group...

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:

Group Leader

Manuela Pintado

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Bioactives and Bioproducts Research

Biobased and Biomedical Products

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

Biobased and Biomedical Products

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

Biobased and Biomedical Products

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

Ana Rita Araújo da Silva Monteiro Monforte (amonforte@porto.ucp.pt)

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.