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O Norte Somos Nós

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MOUNTAIN
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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Paula Cristina Azevedo Rodrigues

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303332
E-mail: prodrigues@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-3789-2730
Scopus Author ID: 7102639646

Career

  • Since 2011: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2000 - 2010: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1999 - 2000: Equated to Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2015: Program director of Master in Biotechnological Engineering
  • Since 2014: Member of Scientific Commission of Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Qualifications

  • 2011 - PhD. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • 2004 - MSc. in Genetic Resources and Plant Breeding, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • 1998 - First degree in Agronomic Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

Interests

  • General aspects of mycology: fungal isolation and identification by polyphasic approach (cultural, physiological, molecular) from different matrices
  • Food Mycology and Mycotoxicology: ecophysiology of mycotoxigenic fungi; detection of mycotoxins in food matrices; strategies for mycotoxin mitigation
  • Food quality and safety: Detection and quantification of food microbiota in a food quality and safety perspective; technologies for microbial preservation of food

Projects:

PreVineGrape - Desenvolvimento de um biofungicida para combate a doenças da videira
Funding body: POCI-FEDER
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-29
ValorCast - Valorização da castanha e otimização da sua comercialização
Funding body: PDR 2020
Reference: PDR2020-101-032034
Principal Investigator:Arlindo Castro Ferreira de Almeida
Start: 2018-07-01
End: 2021-12-31
DivInA - DIVersificação e INovação na produção Apícola
Funding body: PDR 2020- 1.0.1- Grupos operacionais
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2017-10-01
End: 2021-09-30
ValNuts - Valorização dos frutos secos de casca rija (FSCR)
Funding body: PDR 2020- 1.0.1- Grupos operacionais
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Elsa Cristina Dantas Ramalhosa
Start: 2017-11-01
End: 2021-07-31
BEEHEAL - Promoting the Bee Health for Sustainable Agriculture
Funding body: FCT-ERA-NET
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Silva Pinto
Start: 2017-09-27
End: 2020-03-27
AROMAP - Preservation of aromatic condiment plants
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2014-05-01
End: 2016-10-31
- Portuguese Lavander Honey: a functional food and a source of nutraceuticals
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2014-01-31
End: 2016-08-31
QTradiSaus - Integral assessment of risk-based intervention strategies to improve the microbial safety of Portuguese traditional sausages
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AGR-TEC/3107/2012
Principal Investigator:Joaquina Teresa Gaudêncio Dias
Start: 2013-07-01
End: 2015-06-30
- Biological control of Chestnut Blight for maintenance of Castanea ecosystem
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2012-05-01
End: 2015-04-05

Total results: 23
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Hamdi M.,Bejaoui H.,Sá-Morais J.,Rodrigues P.
Ecophysiology of Penicillium expansum and patulin production in synthetic and olive-based media
Fungal Biology, 125, 95-102, 2021

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Vaz A.,Cabral Silva A.C.,Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.
Detection methods for aflatoxin m1 in dairy products
Microorganisms, 8, , 2020

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Rodrigues P.,Silva D.,Costa P.,Abrunhosa L.,Venâncio A.,Teixeira A.
Mycobiota and mycotoxins in Portuguese pork, goat and sheep dry-cured hams
Mycotoxin Research, 35, 405-412, 2019

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Santos A.O.,Vaz A.,Rodrigues P.,Veloso A.C.A.,Venâncio A.,Peres A.M.
Thin films sensor devices for mycotoxins detection in foods: Applications and challenges
Chemosensors, 7, , 2019

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.
Biological Techniques
Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis, 2018-January, 314-336, 2018

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.,Lima N.
Toxic reagents and expensive equipment: are they really necessary for the extraction of good quality fungal DNA?
Letters in Applied Microbiology, 66, 32-37, 2018

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Pereira E.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Verde S.C.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Rodrigues P.
Is gamma radiation suitable to preserve phenolic compounds and to decontaminate mycotoxins in aromatic plants? A case-study with aloysia citrodora paláu
Molecules, 22, , 2017

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Vipotnik Z.,Rodríguez A.,Rodrigues P.
Aspergillus westerdijkiae as a major ochratoxin A risk in dry-cured ham based-media
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 241, 244-251, 2017

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Rodrigues P.C.A.,Gil-Serna J.,González-Jaén M.T.
Evaluating aflatoxin gene expression in aspergillus section flavi
Methods in Molecular Biology, 1542, 237-247, 2017

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Cadavez V.,Gonzales-Barron U.,Pires P.,Fernandes E.,Pereira A.P.,Gomes A.,Araújo J.P.,Lopes-da-Silva F.,Rodrigues P.,Fernandes C.,Saavedra M.J.,Butler F.,Dias T.
An assessment of the processing and physicochemical factors contributing to the microbial contamination of salpicão, a naturally-fermented Portuguese sausage
LWT - Food Science and Technology, 72, 107-116, 2016

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.,Lima N.
Incidence and diversity of the fungal genera Aspergillus and Penicillium in Portuguese almonds and chestnuts
European Journal of Plant Pathology, 137, 197-209, 2013

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.,Lima N.
Mycobiota and mycotoxins of almonds and chestnuts with special reference to aflatoxins
Food Research International, 48, 76-90, 2012

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.,Lima N.
Aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxins in portuguese almonds
The Scientific World Journal, 2012, , 2012

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Soares C.,Rodrigues P.,Peterson S.W.,Lima N.,Venâncio A.
Three new species of Aspergillus section Flavi isolated from almonds and maize in Portugal
Mycologia, 104, 682-697, 2012

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Soares C.,Rodrigues P.,Freitas-Silva O.,Abrunhosa L.,Venâncio A.
HPLC method for simultaneous detection of aflatoxins and cyclopiazonic acid
World Mycotoxin Journal, 3, 225-231, 2010

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Gomes S.,Dias L.,Moreira L.,Rodrigues P.,Estevinho L.
Physicochemical, microbiological and antimicrobial properties of commercial honeys from Portugal
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 544-548, 2010

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Rodrigues P.,Venâncio A.,Kozakiewicz Z.,Lima N.
A polyphasic approach to the identification of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus Section Flavi isolated from Portuguese almonds
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 129, 187-193, 2009

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Rodrigues P.,Garrood J.M.,Shen Q.H.,Smith P.H.,Boyd L.A.
The genetics of non-host disease resistance in wheat to barley yellow rust
Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 109, 425-432, 2004