Alcina Maria Miranda Bernardo

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Alcina Maria Miranda Bernardo

Alcina M.M. Bernardo is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the M.Sc. course in Food Engineering at UCP-ESB. She is a CBQF member since its foundation.

She got her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto, in 1985, her M.Sc., in 1986, and Ph.D., in 1990, in Food Processing from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires, France. In 1985, she was hired by UCP-ESB, where she became Assistant Professor in 1990.  She pursued a postdoctoral programme in 1991 at University of Florida in Gainesville, USA.

She carries out research in Food Science, Technology and Engineering, focused mainly on Fruit and Vegetables. She is co-author of 80 papers in refereed international journals and book chapters (h-index of 24, SCOPUS®). She is responsible for and professor of several curricular units in Engineering to UCP-ESB courses and Fruits & Vegetables to the European M.Sc. course BiFTec-Food4S. Her research work was spotlighted in 2015 by Elsevier.




Lopez, M.M.L. Morais, R.M.C.S., Morais, A.M.M.B. (2020) Flavonoid enrichment of fresh-cut apple through osmotic dehydration-assisted impregnation. British Food Journal; doi: 10.1108/BFJ-03-2020-0176.

Morais, R.M.S.C., Morais, A.M.M.B., Dammak, I., Bonilla, J., Sobral, P.J.A., Laguerre, J.-C., Afonso, M.J., Ramalhosa, E.C.D. (2018) Functional dehydrated foods for health preservation. Journal of Food Quality;

Emser, K., Barbosa, J., Teixeira, P., Morais, A.M.M.B. (2017) Lactobacillus plantarum survival during the osmotic dehydration and storage of probiotic cut apple. Journal of Functional Foods, 38, 519-528; doi:10.1016/j.jff.2017.09.021.

Assis, F.R., Morais, R.M.S.C., Morais, A.M.M.B. (2016) Mathematical modelling of osmotic dehydration kinetics of apple cubes. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41(3), 1-16; doi:10.1111/jfpp.12895.

Raposo, M.F.J., Morais, R.M.S.C., Morais, A.M.M.B. (2013) Bioactivity and applications of sulphated polysaccharides from marine microalgae. Marine Drugs, 11(1), 233-252; doi:10.3390/md11010233.

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