Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado

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Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution 
1999  Ph.D. (Biotechnology; Food Engineering) Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
1993  Curricular part of the masters degree on Food Science and Engineering Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
1991 B.Sc. in Pharmacy  Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto

 

Professional activities:

Period Position or category Institution
September 2013 to present Member of the Scientific Council for Natural and Environmental Sciences (CCCNA) of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia  Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 
September 2013 to present  Coordinator of Department of Scientific Services for Industry (SETIF) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
May 2013 to present  Vice-President  European Chitin Society
2011-2013  Senior Research responsible for Scientifi Services with industry in CBQF Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2009 to present  Board member of Associated Laboratory CBQF – Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2005 to present  Assistant Professor Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2000 to 2005  Researcher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2002 to 2005  Senior Researcher, Coordinator of Dairy Task Force Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1999 to 2002  Pos-DOC Researcher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1993 to 2005  Teacher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1993 to 1999  Researcher-PhD Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1982 to 1993  Assistant researcher – Grant PEDIP Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1991 to 1992  Clinical Analyst  Laboratório da Dra. Armanda Morais, Porto

 

Scientific areas of activity
  • Functional ingredients
  • By-product upgrading through extraction or fermentation processes
  • Natural compounds
  • Biotechnology and Biochemistry in dairy field development
  • Enzyme characterization and application

Research interests:
Research interests include Biotechnology and Biochemistry – carry out research in a range of key technologies for the production, characterization, and preservation of industrially/traditionally processed products. The research can be summarized into: (i) development and validation of bioactivity and safety of functional ingredients (biopeptides, antioxidants, probiotics, prebiotics and functional polysaccharides) and study applications on the development of novel functional foods (ii) by-product upgrading through fermentation and extraction processes aiming to obtain high-added value products (iii) microbiology and biochemistry in dairy field, including key technologies for the production, characterization, and safety issues of industrially/traditionally processed dairy products and (iv) development and characterization of new enzymes and study of new biotechnological applications and finally (v) application of the above research developments to other Biotechnological fields.

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Assistant Professor
School of Biotechnology

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