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Graduate of Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) with a B.Sc. in Food Engineering (1990) and a PhD in Biotechnology (1995). Paula Teixeira has been an Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology at ESB-UCP since 2005 having previously been a Senior Consultant on Food Safety at the same institution.
Ana C. Freitas, PhD in Biotechnology by Portuguese Catholic University in 1999. Assistant professor at the Instituto Piaget/Viseu since 1999, where she continued developing research work in the food area (dairy products/functional foods). Since 2002 she is involved in several financed research projects involving teams from several Portuguese Universities and since 2011 she was also developing research in CESAM from Aveiro University. From November 2016 is Principal Researcher in Catholic University of Portugal, Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry - CBQF, Faculty of Biotechnology (ESB). She has published more than 85 papers indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge journals, Editor of 1 book of international distribution by Pan Stanford Publishers invitation (CRS Press/Taylors & Francis Group), published 21 book chapters, 19 proceedings’ papers & has over 110 communications in scientific conferences. Currently, her research is focused on the development of novel foods incorporating bioactive compounds derived from diferent biological sources as well as to adapt microencapsulation technologies for extreme oxygen-sensitive bacteria with beneficial effects in the gut microbiota. In paralell, her research also involves scientific activities in tools minimizing the impact of different sources of pollutant contaminants.
Pedro Encarnação is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON. He is a Research Affiliate of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada. He has received the 'Licenciatura' degree in 1994, the M.Sc. degree in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in 2002, all in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. From 2000 to 2013 we was with the Faculty of Engineering of the UCP. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering between 2002 and 2008 and as the coordinator of the subject area of Mathematics between 2001 and 2013. In 2008/09 he was a Visiting Professor (Research) at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, and at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Edmonton, Canada. He worked with the Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Lab at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, Lisbon, on the problems of nonlinear control with applications to autonomous ocean vehicles. His current research interests include Rehabilitation Engineering, namely the use of robotic systems in the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, and nonlinear control of autonomous vehicles.
My research interests are focused in lipidomic studies of highly bioactive lipid compounds and their possible health effects in humans and animals. I am currently involved in projects focused in the possible link between pesticides and obesity (animals), lipididome remodeling after bariatric surgery (humans), stability of waxes nanoparticles as carries of antioxidants and characterization of the evolution of bioactive compounds in olive fruits and oil.
Sílvia Caldeira, is a nurse and an invited assistant professor and research at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health at the Institute of Health Sciences, Lisbon. Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The Trinity College - Dublin (2015). Her work focuses on spirituality in health, particularly in nursing care, and in nursing classification and standardized taxonomies. Master in Bioethics (2008) about the ethical imperative of the inclusion of spirituality in nursing care. PhD (2013) about the validation of nursing diagnosis spiritual distress from NANDA-I, in a sample of cancer patients. She has published a book in Portuguese about spirituality in Nursing (2011) and published several international papers in IF journals, and communications about this subject. Elected member of the Diagnosis Development Committee of NANDA-I and coordinator of the NANDA-I Portugal Network. Member of several international networks concerning the study and implementation of spirituality in healthcare.