José António Gomes Couto

Profile

Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution
November 1996 Doctor Degree in Biotechnology (Microbiology)  Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
1991  Curricular part of the masters degree on Food Science and Engineering Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
July 1988 Degree in Biology Universidade do Porto-Faculdade de Ciências

 

Professional activities:

Period  Position or category  Institution 
JAN2006 to present Assistant Professor Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Católica Portuguesa 
2007 to present  Coordinator MSc. Applied Microbiology Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Católica Portuguesa 
2010 - 2012   Coordinator MSc. Wine Science and Technology Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Católica Portuguesa 
2006 - 2010  Coordinator of the Microbiology branch of the graduation on Bioscience (Lic.)  Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Católica Portuguesa 
2006 to present  Team member coordination of Post Graduation course on Enology  ESB / AESBUC-UCP 
JAN2001 - DEZ2005 Assessor  Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Católica Portuguesa (ESB-UCP) Industry Association (AESBUC) 
JUN98 - DEZ2000  Coordinator of the Inovation and Technology Center (STI)  AESBUC 
OUT95 – MAIO98  Researcher, teacher and colaborador  ESB – UCP 
OUT91 – SET95  PhD student ESB – UCP 
OUT90 – SET91  Masters student ESB – UCP 
JAN89 – SET90  Researcher, teacher and colaborador ESB – UCP 
OUT87 – JUN89   Monitor Faculty of Sciences University of Oporto

 

Scientific areas of activity

Physiology of wine microorganisms:

  • Diversity, taxonomy and physiology of wine lactic acid bacteria
  • Production of volatile phenols; role of Brettanomyces/Dekkera; role of lactic acid bacteria
  • Malolactic fermentation
  • Physiology of Non-Saccharomyces yeasts; growth/survival and impact on wine quality
  • Influence of phenolic compounds on growth and metabolism of lactic acid bacteria
  • Microbial ethanol tolerance
  • The bactericidal effect of wine against food-borne pathogenic bacteria

Research interests:
Food control and quality
Metabolism and physiology of wine microorganisms
Interaction wine / pathogenic organisms (Food-borne, oral)

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Assistant Professor
School of Biotechnology

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