Daniela Alexandra Correia Rodrigues

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Daniela Alexandra Correia Rodrigues


MSc. in Biological Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Resources of the University of Algarve. Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) is ongoing. She is Laboratory Assistant in Alchemy project of Portuguese Catholic University (UCP). Main research interest include post-harvest techniques in order to evaluate post-harvest physical and chemical properties in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, invasive and non invasive techniques in order to evaluate the internal quality of fruits, mathematical models construction to predict the internal quality of fruit and fatty acids profile determination in several matrixes. More recently, the main research interest involves the characterization pipeline of several strains of Spent Brewer´s Yeast which include quality control, biological activities determination and bioactive compounds identification and quantification. She participate in the contest “Ideias em Caixa 2010” in Faro (Algarve) and won the first prize. In 2011, she participate in “Fruit Logistica” in Berlin (Germany) in order to demonstrate a prototype to determine the total soluble content in fruits in an automated calibration line.




Rodrigues, DAC, Miguel, MG, Cavaco, AM, Dandlen, S, Nunes, S and Antunes, MDC. 2010.
Influence of citric acid, ascorbic acid and calcium lactate applications on the shelf life of minimally processed horticultural products. Acta Horticulturae 858: 369-372 (III International Conference Postharvest Unlimited, 2008) (DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.858.56).

Antunes, M.D.C.; Rodrigues, D.A.C; Pantazis, V.; Cavaco, A.M.; Siomos, A.S.; Miguel,
M.G. 2013. Nutritional quality changes of fresh-cut tomato during shelf life. Food Science and
Biotechnology 22 (5):1229-1236 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10068-013-0206-6).

Florentino Bexiga, Daniela Rodrigues, António Brázio, Tiago Balegas, Ana M. Cavaco, Rui Guerra, José Valente de Oliveira. 2017. A TSS classification study of ’Rocha’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) based on non-invasive visible/near infra-red reflectance spectra. Postharvest Biology and Technology 132 (October 2017): 23-30 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.05.014).

Dário Passos, Daniela Rodrigues, Ana Margarida Cavaco, Maria Dulce Antunes, Rui Guerra.2019. Non-Destructive soluble solids content determination for ‘Rocha’ pear based on VIS-SWNIR Spectroscopy under ‘Real World’ sorting facility conditions. Sensors 19 (November 2019) (23): 1-22 (DOI: 10.3390/s19235165).

Adriana Farah, (2019), “Chapter 31: β-Carbolines”, Coffee: Production, Quality and Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, Brasil: pp.697-704 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781782622437).

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