Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado

mpintado@porto.ucp.pt

B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1991) and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) in 1999. She is Associate Professor, Director of CBQF – State Associate Laboratory and Associate Director of the College of Biotechnology of UCP. She is the leader of Biobased and Biomedical products group and coordinates the Bioactives and Bioproducts Research Laboratory. She has established strong interaction with industry mainly in food sector. Main research interest include development and characterization of bioactives and by-product valorization through bioprocesses and extraction processes aiming to obtain high-added value products to be applied to Food and other industries. She co-authored ca. 400 papers in international journals, a creator of 20 patents and she has been involved in the supervision/co-supervision of 34 concluded PhD theses, and coordinated/co-coordinated ca. 90 externally funded projects. She has an h-index of 45 with more than 8400 citations (November 2020).

 

 

Publications

Voss, G.B., Monteiro, M.J.P., Jauregi, P., Valente, L.M.P., Pintado, M.E. Functional characterisation and sensory evaluation of a novel synbiotic okara beverage. Food Chemistry, 2021, 340, 127793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127793

Ribeiro, T.B., Costa, C.M., Bonifácio - Lopes, T., Silva, Veiga, M., Monforte, A. R., Nunes, J., Vicente, A.A., Pintado, M. Prebiotic effects of olive pomace powders in the gut: In vitro evaluation of the inhibition of adhesion of pathogens, prebiotic and antioxidant effects. Food Hydrocolloids, 2021, 112, 106312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2020.106312

Coelho, M.C., Pereira, R.N., Rodrigues, A.S. Teixeira, J.A., Pintado, M.E. 2020. The use of emergent technologies to extract added value compounds from grape by-products. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 2020, 106, 182-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2020.09.028

Costa, J.R., Xavier, M., Amado, I.R., Gonçalves, C., Castro, P., Tonon, R. V., Cabral, L.M.C, Pastrana, L., Pintado, M.E. 2020. Polymeric nanoparticles as oral delivery systems for a grape pomace extract towards the improvement of biological activities. Materials Science and Engineering C, 2021, 119, 111551. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111551

Campos, Débora A.; Coscueta, Ezequiel R.; Vilas-Boas, Ana A.; Silva, Sara; Teixeira, José A.; Pastrana, Lorenzo M.; Pintado, Maria Manuela. "Impact of functional flours from pineapple by-products on human intestinal microbiota". Journal of Functional Foods 67 (2020): 103830. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2020.103830.10.1016/j.jff.2020.103830

 

Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution 
1999  Ph.D. (Biotechnology; Food Engineering) Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
1993  Curricular part of the masters degree on Food Science and Engineering Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
1991 B.Sc. in Pharmacy  Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto

 

Professional activities:

Period Position or category Institution
From 2017 to present Associate Professor Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
September 2013 to 2017 Member of the Scientific Council for Natural and Environmental Sciences (CCCNA) of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia  Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 
September 2013 to present  Coordinator of Department of Scientific Services for Industry (SETIF) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
May 2013 to present  Vice-President  European Chitin Society
2011-2013  Senior Research responsible for Scientifi Services with industry in CBQF Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2009 to present  Board member of Associated Laboratory CBQF – Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2005 to present  Assistant Professor Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2000 to 2005  Researcher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 2002 to 2005  Senior Researcher, Coordinator of Dairy Task Force Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1999 to 2002  Pos-DOC Researcher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1993 to 2005  Teacher Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1993 to 1999  Researcher-PhD Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1982 to 1993  Assistant researcher – Grant PEDIP Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia 
From 1991 to 1992  Clinical Analyst  Laboratório da Dra. Armanda Morais, Porto

 

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Academic CV