Freni Kekhasharú Tavaria

Profile

Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution
2006  Ph.D. (Biotechnology: Food Science and Engineering) Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
1995 M.Sc. in Soil Science (Microbiology) Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
1992  B.Sc. in Biology Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

 

Professional activities:

Period Position or category Institution 
2009 - present Invited Assistant Professor Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
2006 - 2009 Post-doc student in the Biotechnology field – Antimicrobial and biological properties of chitosan (potential applications in the textile industry and in dentistry) Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
1997 - 2006 Researcher
PhD student - Enzymatic conversion of aminoacids to flavour compounds by lactic acid bacteria isolated from Serra da Estrela cheese.
Teaching Assistant
Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
1995 - 1996 Researcher- PEDIP –Microbiological characterization and improvement of Serra da Estrela cheese Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
1992 -1994 Master’s student – Effect of low pO2 on colonization of maize roots by a genetically altered Pseudomonas putida. Texas A&M University, USA

 

Scientific areas of activity

Microbiology

Research interests:

Evaluation of biological properties of anti-microbial compounds and their applications in the food, textile and medical fields.

Topical application of probiotics. Adhesion, protection against pathogenic microorganisms and production of antimicrobial compounds. Exploration of action mechanisms. Cicatrization, tissue regeneration and immunomodulatory response.

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Invited Assistent Professor
School of Biotechnology

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