Raquel Madureira

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Raquel Madureira


Raquel Madureira holds a degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Biotechnology, attributed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in 2010. She is a Senior Researcher at Alchemy project and Invited Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she teaches Industrial Microbiology. Most part of her research career involved the participation in several industry-led projects, for the establishment of residues/ by-products integrated valorisation strategies and new products development for human nutrition, animal feed and skincare/cosmetics (e.g. bioactive compounds, nano and microparticulate systems). She has special research interest in in vitro models development for biological phenomena simulation and microbiome modulation (gut-skin), for bioactive compounds testing (e.g. prebiotic and postbiotics). Member of European projects panel of evaluators for several entities, and member of 3 scientific journals editorial panels. She coordinates scientific projects and is team member of more than 20 national and international projects, 6 patents, has published more than 70 publications, and participated in more than 20 oral communications.




Gómez-García, R., Campos, D.A., Oliveira, A., Aguilar, C.N., Madureira, A.R., Pintado, M. (2021). A chemical valorisation of melon peels towards functional food ingredients: Bioactives profile and antioxidant properties. Food Chemistry, 335. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127579.

Mota de Carvalho, N., Oliveira, D.L., Saleh, M.A.D., Pintado, M.E., Madureira, A.R. (2020). Importance of gastrointestinal in vitro models for the poultry industry and feed formulations. Animal Feed Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2020.114730.

de Carvalho, N.M., Walton, G.E., Poveda, C.G., Silva, S.N., Amorim, M., Madureira, A.R., Pintado, M.E., Gibson, G.R., Jauregi, P. (2019). Study of in vitro digestion of Tenebrio molitor flour for evaluation of its impact on the human gut microbiota. Journal of Functional Foods, 59, DOI: 10.1016/j.jff.2019.05.024.

Batista, P., Castro, P., Madureira, A.R., Sarmento, B., Pintado, M. (2019). Development and characterization of chitosan microparticles-in-films for buccal delivery of bioactive peptides. Pharmaceuticals 2019, 12, 32; doi:10.3390/ph12010032.

Castro, P.M., Fonte, P., Sousa, F., Madureira, A.R., Sarmento, B., Pintado, M.E. (2015). Oral films as breakthrough tools for oral delivery of proteins/peptides. Journal of Controlled Release, 211, DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.05.258.

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

Post Doc

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