Ana Sofia Nobre Salsinha

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Ana Sofia Nobre Salsinha

I have a BSc degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (Faculdade De Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova De Lisboa) and a MSc degree in Biotechnology (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa). I worked as a research fellow in CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, in a project regarding the production of functional food products from Conjugated Linoleic Acid isomers. I am currently a PhD student of the Food Science and Technology and Nutrition Program, working at CBQF under the supervision of Dr. Manuela Pintado and Luís Alcalá and at the Glial Cell Group at i3S under the supervision of Dr. João Relvas. My PhD projects aims to study the role of a western-pattern diet, namely saturated fatty acids, on hypothalamus inflammation and the potential anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 and conjugated fatty acids enriched oils. My main interest areas include bioactive lipids, specifically fatty acids and neurosciences, namely the impact of food and nutrition in neuroinflammation.



Salsinha AS, Rodríguez-Alcalá LM, Relvas JB, Pintado, ME (2021). Fatty acids role on obesity induced hypothalamus inflammation: From problem to solution – A review. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2021, 112, 592-607.

Salsinha AS, Pimentel LL, Fontes AL, Gomes AM, Rodríguez-Alcalá LM (2018). Invited Review: Microbial Production of CLA and CLNA rely on a multienzymatic system. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev., 2018, doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00019-18

Pimentel LL, Fontes AL, Salsinha AS, Cardoso BB, Gomes AM, Rodríguez-Alcalá LM (2018). “Microbiological in vivo production of CLNA as a tool in the regulation of host microbiota in obesity control” in: “Studies in Natural Products

Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products) Volume 61” Ed. Atta-ur-Rahman, Pub. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Pimentel LL, Fontes AL, Salsinha S, Machado M, Correia I, Gomes AM, Pintado M, Rodríguez-Alcalá LM (2018). Suitable simple and fast methods for selective isolation of phospholipids as a tool for their analysis. Electrophoresis. 2018 doi:10.1002/elps.201700425

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