Paula Cristina Maia Teixeira


Graduate of Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (ESB-UCP) with a B.Sc. in Food Engineering (1990) and a PhD in Biotechnology (1995).  She is Associate Professor in Food Microbiology at ESB-UCP and lead of the CBQF research group Food & Nutrition. She has held a number of coordination positions at the ESB-UCP, including Coordinator of Pos-graduation Course in Food safety and Coordinator of Masters Course in Food Innovation. Paula Teixeira has participated in and led a large number of research projects in the area of Food Microbiology/Food Safety. She supervised several externally funded research fellowships, as well as successfully concluded PhD and Master thesis. Her research interests are mainly focused on the transmission and ecology of foodborne pathogens (strong focus on Listeria monocytogenes) from farm-to-table She has been Associate Editor of Frontiers in Food Microbiology, Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Food Microbiology and Food Microbiology.




Nórton Komora, Carolina Bruschi, Rui Magalhães, Vânia Ferreira, Paula Teixeira. 2017. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes with different antibiotic resistance patterns to food-associated stresses. International Journal of Food Microbiology 245, 79-87. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.01.013.

Rui Magalhães, Vânia Ferreira, Teresa R.S. Brandão, Rocio Casquete Palencia, Gonçalo Almeida, Paula Teixeira. 2016. Persistent and non-persistent strains of Listeria monocytogenes: a focus on growth kinetics under different temperature, salt, and pH conditions and their sensitivity to sanitizers. Food Microbiology 57, 103-108. DOI:10.1016/

Ana Castro, Carla Santos, Helena Meireles, Joana Silva, Paula Teixeira. 2016. Food handlers as potential sources of dissemination of virulent strains of Staphylococcus aureus in the community. Journal of Infection and Public Health 9, 153-160. DOI:10.1016/j.jiph.2015.08.001

Rocío Casquete, Sónia Marília Castro, Alberto Martín, Santiago Ruiz-Moyano, Jorge Saraiva, María Córdoba, Paula Teixeira. 2015. Evaluation of the effect of high pressure on total phenolic content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of citrus peels. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 31, 37-44. DOI:10.1016/j.ifset.2015.07.005

Rui Magalhães, Gonçalo Almeida, Vânia Ferreira, Isabel Santos, Joana Silva, Maria M. Mendes, Joana Pita, Graça Mariano, Isabel Mâncio, Maria M. Sousa, Jeff Farber, Franco Pagotto, Paula Teixeira. 2015. Cheese related listeriosis outbreak, Portugal 2009-2012. Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 17, 30 April 2015. (


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