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O Norte Somos Nós

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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Soraia Isabel Domingues Marcos Falcão


Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Supervisor: Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Phone: 273303904
E-mail: sfalcao@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0003-3735-6951
Scopus Author ID: 14832459200

Career

  • Since 2019: Assistant Researcher (national funding by FCT, Foundation for Science and Technology) at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2017 - 2019: Pos-Doc scholarship (SFRH/BPD/118987/2016), CIMO
  • 2016 - 2017: Research scholarship, project PAN “O mel de rosmaninho Português: um alimento funcional e fonte de nutracêuticos”, CIMO,
  • 2009 - 2013: PhD scholarship (SFRH/BD/44855/2008), CIMO/REQUIMTE
  • 2008 - 2009: Research scholarship, project PTDC/AMB/69379/2006
  • 2006 - 2007: Professional internship, LQBA

Qualifications

  • 2013 - PhD. in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 - MSc. in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2005 - Post-graduate degree in Forensic Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2004 - First degree in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Interests

  • Chemical ecology of bees: semiochemicals and social honeybee manipulation to enhance colony quality and productivity
  • Bee products chemistry: identification and characterization of natural compound

Projects:

ACORNDEW - Impulso à sustentabilidade da floresta de carvalhos do Parque Natural de Montesinho através da inovação: valorização da bolota e da melada / Boosting the sustainability of the Montesinho Natural Park oak forest
Funding body: Programa Internacional de Investigação sobre Montesinho “Montesinho International Research Awards”
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Soraia Isabel Domingues Marcos Falcão
Start: 2021-05-01
End: 2024-04-30
WASTESILK - Silk Sericin as an industrial wastewater with valuable biomedical potential
Funding body: PRIMA
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2024-01-01
ApisCibus - Artificial food for honeybees: quality survey, digestibility and performance on the bee hive
Funding body: PAN - 2017-2019
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2017-03-01
End: 2020-08-30
- 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
VarPhytoTrap - Phytochemical traps for bee health control
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/CVT-EPI/2473/2012
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2013-04-01
End: 2015-03-30
VAPI - Valorização da Apicultura nas Regiões de Batatá e Gabu: Produção, Transformação e Comercialização
Funding body: EuropeAid
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2010-03-01
End: 2013-02-28

Total results: 29
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Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Chemical profile from the head of Vespa velutina and V. crabro
Apidologie, 52, 548-560, 2021

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Aylanc V.,Falcão S.I.,Ertosun S.,Vilas-Boas M.
From the hive to the table: Nutrition value, digestibility and bioavailability of the dietary phytochemicals present in the bee pollen and bee bread
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 109, 464-481, 2021

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Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Description of the volatile fraction of Erica honey from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Food Chemistry, 336, , 2021

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El Ghouizi A.,El Menyiy N.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Lyoussi B.
Chemical composition, antioxidant activity, and diuretic effect of Moroccan fresh bee pollen in rats
Veterinary World, 13, 1251-1261, 2020

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Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Dataset on free amino acids contents of Serra da Estrela PDO cheeses determined by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS
Data in Brief, 28, , 2020

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Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Serra da Estrela cheese's free amino acids profiles by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS and their application for cheese origin assessment
Food Research International, 126, , 2019

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Falcão S.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Touzani S.,Lyoussi B.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro interactions of moroccan propolis phytochemical’s on human tumor cell lines and anti-inflammatory properties
Biomolecules, 9, , 2019

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Falcão S.,Lopes M.,Vilas-Boas M.
A first approach to the chemical composition and antioxidant potential of Guinea-Bissau propolis
Natural Product Communications, 14, , 2019

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Falcão S.,Bacém I.,Igrejas G.,Rodrigues P.,Vilas-Boas M.,Amaral J.
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of hydrodistilled oil from juniper berries
Industrial Crops and Products, 124, 878-884, 2018

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Lopes M.,Falcão S.I.,Dimou M.,Thrasyvoulou A.,Vilas-Boas M.
Impact of traditional and modern beekeeping technologies on the quality of honey of Guinea-Bissau
Journal of Apicultural Research, 57, 406-417, 2018

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Tomás A.,Falcão S.,Russo-Almeida P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Potentialities of beebread as a food supplement and source of nutraceuticals: Botanical origin, nutritional composition and antioxidant activity
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 219-230, 2017

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Coelho J.,Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Almeida-Muradian L.B.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity assessment of southeastern and south Brazilian propolis
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 21-31, 2017

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Sobral F.,Sampaio A.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Calhelha R.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Chemical characterization, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic properties of bee venom collected in Northeast Portugal
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 94, 172-177, 2016

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Falcão S.,Tomás A.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A voltammetric tool for the evaluation of propolis antioxidant activity
European Food Research and Technology, 242, 1393-1401, 2016

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Falcão S.,Freire C.,Cristina Figueiredo A.,Vilas-Boas M.
The volatile composition of Portuguese propolis towards its origin discrimination
Records of Natural Products, 10, 176-188, 2015

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Calhelha R.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Cytotoxicity of portuguese propolis: The proximity of the in vitro doses for tumor and normal cell lines
BioMed Research International, 2014, , 2014

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Falcão S.,Vale N.,Cos P.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Maes L.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro evaluation of portuguese propolis and floral sources for antiprotozoal, antibacterial and antifungal activity
Phytotherapy Research, 28, 437-443, 2014

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Falcão S.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A proposal for physicochemical standards and antioxidant activity of Portuguese propolis
JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 90, 1729-1741, 2013

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Falcão S.,Tomás A.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic quantification and botanical origin of Portuguese propolis
Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 805-812, 2013

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Falcão S.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Domingues M.,Freire C.,Cardoso S.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic profiling of Portuguese propolis by LC-MS spectrometry: Uncommon propolis rich in flavonoid glycosides
Phytochemical Analysis, 24, 309-318, 2013

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Cardoso S.,Falcão S.,Peres A.,Domingues M.
Oleuropein/ligstroside isomers and their derivatives in Portuguese olive mill wastewaters
Food Chemistry, 129, 291-296, 2011

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Falcão S.,Vilas-Boas M.,Estevinho L.,Barros C.,Domingues M.,Cardoso S.
Phenolic characterization of Northeast Portuguese propolis: Usual and unusual compounds
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, 887-897, 2010

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Abreu R.,Falcão S.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Insights in the antioxidant activity of diarylamines from the 2,3-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophene through the redox profile
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 628, 43-47, 2009

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Malheiro R.,Oliveira I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Effect of microwave heating with different exposure times on physical and chemical parameters of olive oil
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47, 92-97, 2009

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Barros L.,Falcão S.,Baptista P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Antioxidant activity of Agaricus sp. mushrooms by chemical, biochemical and electrochemical assays
Food Chemistry, 111, 61-66, 2008

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Raposinho P.,Xavier C.,Correia J.,Falcão S.,Gomes P.,Santos I.
Melanoma targeting with α-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogs labeled with fac-[99mTc(CO)3]+: Effect of cyclization on tumor-seeking properties
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 13, 449-459, 2008

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Gomes P.,Araújo M.J.,Marques E.F.,Falcão S.,Brito R.O.
Straightforward method for the preparation of lysine-based double-chained anionic surfactants
Synthetic Communications, 38, 2025-2036, 2008

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Brito R.,Marques E.,Gomes P.,Falcão S.,Söderman O.
Self-assembly in a catanionic mixture with an aminoacid-derived surfactant: From mixed micelles to spontaneous vesicles
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 18158-18165, 2006