Ana Maria Gomes is Associate Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB-UCP); she is Member of the Direction Board of the Research Center, Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF), and member (Vice-President) of the Management Board of Integralar - Knowledge division (PortugalFoods) in representation of ESB-UCP. She holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Coimbra, and a PhD in Biotechnology (Food Science and Technology) from ESB-UCP (1999). She leads the Nutrition and Health Lab at CBQF, and her research interests focus functional foods - added-value and sustainability; valorization of marine resources; bioactive lipids characterization and biological validation; microencapsulation; pro/prebiotics, microbiome and health. She has demonstrated track record of national and international collaborative research activities, including project coordination (+30 projects), research communication (+160 papers/chapters; 4 patents; +300 oral/poster communications) and outreach activities, evaluation committees, lecturing and student supervision (finalized +30 MSc and 8 PhD theses).
Andrade, J.C., Almeida, D., Domingos, M., Seabra, C.L., Machado, D., Freitas, A.C., Gomes, A.M. 2020. Commensal obligate anaerobic bacteria and health: Production, storage, and delivery strategies. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 8, 550. DOI:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00550
Rodrigues D, Costa-Pinto AR, Amorim M, Vasconcelos MW, Pintado MM, Rocha-Santos TAP, Costa J, Silva MAS, Duarte AC, Gomes AMP, Freitas AC. 2019. Chemical, structural and cytotoxic characterization of enzymatic extracts from Sargassum muticum and Osmundea pinnatifida with biological properties. Marine Drugs 17(4), 209; DOI:10.3390/md17040209
Fontes, A. L., Pimentel, L.L., Rodríguez-Alcalá, L., Gomes, A. M. P. 2018. Effect of Pufa Substrates on Fatty Acid Profile of Bifidobacterium breve Ncimb 702258 and CLA/CLNA Production in Commercial Semi-Skimmed Milk. Scientific Reports 8:15591DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-33970-2
Campos, D.A., Madureira, A.R., Sarmento, B., Pintado, M.M., Gomes, A.M. 2017. Technological stability of solid lipid nanoparticles loaded with phenolic compounds: Drying process and stability along storage. Journal of Food Engineering 196, 1-10. DOI:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2016.10.009
Rodrigues, D., Walton, G., Sousa, S., Rocha-Santos, T.A.P., Duarte, A.C., Freitas, A.C. and Gomes, A.M.P. 2016. In vitro fermentation and prebiotic potential of selected extracts from seaweeds and mushrooms. LWT- Food Science and Technology 73, 131-139