Alessandra Braga Ribeiro

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Alessandra Braga Ribeiro

PhD in Food Science (Brazil) with diploma recognition in Chemical and Biological Engineering (University of Minho), Msc in Food Science and BSc in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmaceutical Industry. Researcher at Alchemy Project with activities related to development of new products based on cellulose/derivatives and other biopolymers for sustained release of bioactive compounds. Extraction of polysaccharides and oligomers using chemical and enzymatic methods and purification methods. Characterization of biomolecules using chemical and rheological methods.



De Souza TCL, Da Silveira TFF, Rodrigues MI, Ruiz ALTG, Neves DA, Duarte MCT, Cunha-Santos ECE, Kuhnle G, Ribeiro AB, Godoy HT (2021). A study of the bioactive potential of seven neglected and underutilized leaves consumed in Brazil. Food Chemistry, 2021, 364, 130350.

Ramos IFS, Magalhães LM, O-Pessoa C, Ferreira PMP, Rizzo MS, Osajima JA, Silva Filho EC, Nunes C, Raposa F, Coimbra M, Ribeiro AB, Costa MP (2021). New properties of chia seed mucilage (Salvia hispanica L.) and potential application in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Industrial Crops and Products, 171.

Ferreira, SRS, Mesquita MVN, De Sá, LLF, Nogueira NC, Rizzo MS, Da Silva Filho, EC, Da Costa M. P, Ribeiro AB (2019). Sustainable natural gums for industrial application: Physiochemical and texturometric evaluation. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2019, 54.

Ferreira MOG, Lima IS, Ribeiro AB, Lobo AO, Rizzo MS, Osajima JA, Estevinho LM, Silva-Filho EC (2020). Biocompatible Gels of Chitosan–Buriti oil for potential wound healing applications. Materials, 2020, 13, 1977.

Ferreira MOG, Leite LL, Ribeiro Lima IS, Barreto HM, Nunes  LC C.; Ribeiro, A.B.; Osajima, J.A.; Silva Filho, E.C. Chitosan hydrogel in combination with nerolidol for healing wounds. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2016, 152, 409-418.


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