MSc and BSc in Microbiology (ESB-UCP, Porto). Since 2011, worked in R&D projects for agro-food, environment and chemical industries. Experience in the area of Circular Economics, in particular on valorisation of by-products. Development of sensorial and nutritional differentiated food products and involvement in up-scaling processes for industry.
Currently Lab assistant and PhD student in ALCHEMY project collaborating in lignin valorisation from sugarcane straw and bagasse.
Antunes, F., Marçal, S., Taofiq, O., Morais, A., Freitas, A. C., Ferreira, I., and Pintado, M. (2020). Valorization of mushroom by-products as a source of value-added compounds and potential applications. Molecules, 25(11), 2672. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25112672
Vieira, E.F., Soares, C., Machado, S., Oliva-Teles, M.T., Correia, M., João Ramalhosa, M., Carvalho, A., Domingues, V.F., Antunes, F., Morais, S., and Delerue-Matos, C. (2020). Development of new canned chub mackerel products incorporating edible seaweeds—influence on the minerals and trace elements composition. Molecules, 25, 1133. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25051133
Antunes F., Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M., Vaz-Pires P., Ferreira S., Domingues B., Machado J., and Martins da Costa P. (2014). Antibacterial effects of Anodonta cygnea fluids on Escherichia coli and enterococci multi-drug-resistant strains: environmental implications. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 96(6):880-889. https://doi.org/10.1080/02772248.2014.989853
Ferraro V., Ferreira Jorge R., Cruz I.B., Antunes F., Sarmento B., Castro P.M.L. and Pintado M.E. (2014). In vitro intestinal absorption of amino acid mixtures extracted from codfish (Gadus morhua L.) salting wastewater. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 49: 27-33. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.12269
Antunes F., Andrade F., Araújo F., Ferreira D., Sarmento B. (2013). Establishment of a triple co-culture in vitro cell models to study intestinal absorption of peptide drugs. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 83(3):427-435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2012.10.003