Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



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Ângela Sofia Feitor Fernandes

Junior Researcher
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273330904
ORCID: 0000-0002-0157-9873
Scopus Author ID: 44561146000


  • Since 2019: Junior Researcher (national funding by FCT, Foundation for Science and Technology) at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2018 - 2018: Junior Researcher (project ValorNatural ®) at IPB-CIMO, Portugal
  • 2017 - 2018: Post-Doctoral Researcher (SFRH/BPD/114753/2016) at IPB-CIMO, Portugal
  • 2014 - 2014: Visiting PhD Student at Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2012 - 2015: PhD Fellow of FCT (SFRH/BD/76019/2011) at CIMO and REQUIMTE/LAQV, Portugal


  • 2015 - in Pharmacy Sciences – Nutrition and Food Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto
  • 2010 - in Food Quality and Safety, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
  • 2007 - in Clinical Analysis and Public Health, School of Health of Institute Jean Piaget, Macedo de Cavaleiros

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 - 3.º Award in the Technology Competition Food I&DT 2011 – CHESTNUTSRAD


  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction and identification of chemical compounds in natural matrices
  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods: development of nutraceuticals and innovative food formulations with functional properties
  • Technology of Natural Products: Emerging technologies for conservation of food matrices; natural additives; biowaste valorisation
  • Photoconversion of ergosterol into ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)


TextBlueStyle - Obtenção de corantes azuis naturais e sustentáveis para aplicação têxtil
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ricardo Costa Calhelha
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2026-06-30
WOODLANDFUNGI - Valorização e Sustentabilidade dos Cogumelos Silvestres do Barroso
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Principal Investigator:Carla Susana Correia Pereira
Start: 2023-06-30
End: 2025-05-31
Safe2Taste - Integrated approaches for socio-economic boosting of the sustainable production and consumption of Montesinho mushrooms
Funding body: FCT - MONTESINHO
Reference: MTS/BRB/0056/2020
Principal Investigator:Carla Susana Correia Pereira
Start: 2021-07-01
End: 2024-06-30
VALUEFARM - VALorization of Mediterranean small-scale FARMs by cropping wild UnExploited species
Funding body: FCT - PRIMA
Reference: PRIMA/0009/2019
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-09-01
End: 2023-08-31
VALORNATURAL - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar
Funding body: NORTE 2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte
Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2022-08-31
IBERPHENOL - Red cooperativa de investigación en el ámbito de polifenoles y sus aplicaciones industriales
Funding body: POCTEP 2014-2020 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0377_IBERPHENOL_6_E
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2015-10-01
End: 2020-12-31
CHESTNUTSRAD - Ionizing radiation as an alternative treatment for preservation of chestnut fruits
Funding body: EUREKA
Reference: Nº. 7596
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2012-01-01
End: 2014-01-01
CHESTNUTSRAD - Tratamento alternativo para a Conservação da Castanha
Funding body: QREN- Sistemas de Incentivos de I&DT- Projectos em Co-Promoção
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2010-06-01
End: 2013-11-30

Total results: 50
Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of various Greek garlic genotypes
Food Chemistry, 245, 7-12, 2018

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition, nutritional value and antioxidant properties of Mediterranean okra genotypes in relation to harvest stage
Food Chemistry, 242, 466-474, 2018

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Karkanis A.,Antoniadis V.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Nutrient solution composition and growing season affect yield and chemical composition of Cichorium spinosum plants
Scientia Horticulturae, 231, 97-107, 2018

Petropoulos S.A.,Fernandes Â.,Antoniadis V.,Ntatsi G.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Cichorium spinosum L. leaves in relation to developmental stage
Food Chemistry, 239, 946-952, 2018

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Barros L.,Mendonça Á.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Ruivo de Sousa F.
Chemical and physicochemical changes in Serrana goat cheese submitted to extra-long ripening periods
LWT, 87, 33-39, 2018

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
A comparison of the phenolic profile and antioxidant activity of different Cichorium spinosum L. ecotypes
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98, 183-189, 2018

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Karkanis A.,Ntatsi G.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Successive harvesting affects yield, chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Cichorium spinosum L.
Food Chemistry, 237, 83-90, 2017

Taofiq O.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
UV-irradiated mushrooms as a source of vitamin D2: A review
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 70, 82-94, 2017

Souilem F.,Fernandes Â.,Calhelha R.C.,Barreira J.C.M.,Barros L.,Skhiri F.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Wild mushrooms and their mycelia as sources of bioactive compounds: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic properties
Food Chemistry, 230, 40-48, 2017

Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Fernandes Â.,Heleno S.A.
Chemical, nutritional, and bioactive potential of mushrooms
Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications, 455-501, 2017

Cardoso R.V.C.,Fernandes Â.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of nutraceutical formulations based on the mycelium of: Pleurotus ostreatus and Agaricus bisporus
Food and Function, 8, 2155-2164, 2017

Obodai M.,Mensah D.L.N.,Fernandes Â.,Kortei N.K.,Dzomeku M.,Teegarden M.,Schwartz S.J.,Barros L.,Prempeh J.,Takli R.K.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical characterization and antioxidant potential of wild ganoderma species from Ghana
Molecules, 22, , 2017

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Günaydi T.,Alkan H.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effect of gamma irradiation and extended storage on selected chemical constituents and antioxidant activities of sliced mushroom
Food Control, 72, 328-337, 2017

Petropoulos S.A.,Levizou E.,Ntatsi G.,Fernandes Â.,Petrotos K.,Akoumianakis K.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Salinity effect on nutritional value, chemical composition and bioactive compounds content of Cichorium spinosum L.
Food Chemistry, 214, 129-136, 2017

Petropoulos S.A.,Fernandes Â.,Ntatsi G.,Levizou E.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Nutritional profile and chemical composition of Cichorium spinosum ecotypes
LWT, 73, 95-101, 2016

Petropoulos S.A.,Fernandes ,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Ntatsi G.,Antoniadis V.
Effect of storage on quality features of local onion landrace 'Vatikiotiko'
Acta Horticulturae, 1143, 125-132, 2016

Toledo C.V.,Barroetaveñ C.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical and antioxidant properties of wild edible mushrooms from native nothofagus spp. forest, Argentina
Molecules, 21, , 2016

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Rafalski A.,Morales P.,Férnandez-Ruiz V.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Gamma and electron-beam irradiation as viable technologies for wild mushrooms conservation: effects on macro- and micro-elements
European Food Research and Technology, 242, 1169-1175, 2016

Petropoulos S.A.,Ntatsi G.,Fernandes ,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Antoniadis V.
Long-term storage effect on chemical composition, nutritional value and quality of Greek onion landrace "vatikiotiko"
Food Chemistry, 201, 168-176, 2016

Fernandes Â.,Petrović J.,Stojković D.,Barros L.,Glamočlija J.,Soković M.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr from different origins: Chemical characterization, screening of the bioactive properties and specific antimicrobial effects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
LWT, 69, 91-97, 2016

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extended use of gamma irradiation in wild mushrooms conservation: Validation of 2 kGy dose to preserve their chemical characteristics
LWT, 67, 99-105, 2016

Vieira V.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Glamočlija J.,Ćirić A.,Stojković D.,Martins A.,Soković M.,Ferreira I.
Wild Morchella conica Pers. from different origins: A comparative study of nutritional and bioactive properties
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96, 90-98, 2016

Rached W.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes Â.,Carvalho A.M.,Bennaceur M.,Marouf A.,Barros L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phytochemical characterization and bioactive properties of Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne. leaves from Algeria
RSC Advances, 6, 72768-72776, 2016

Jelled A.,Fernandes n.,Barros L.,Chahdoura H.,Achour L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Cheikh H.B.
Chemical and antioxidant parameters of dried forms of ginger rhizomes
Industrial Crops and Products, 77, 30-35, 2015

Petropoulos S.,Karkanis A.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Ntatsi G.,Petrotos K.,Lykas C.,Khah E.
Chemical Composition and Yield of Six Genotypes of Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.): An Alternative Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 70, 420-426, 2015

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Rafalski A.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
How does electron beam irradiation dose affect the chemical and antioxidant profiles of wild dried Amanita mushrooms?
Food Chemistry, 182, 309-315, 2015

Petropoulos S.A.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Ntatsi G.
Morphological, nutritional and chemical description of "vatikiotiko", an onion local landrace from Greece
Food Chemistry, 182, 156-163, 2015

Glamočlija J.,Ćirić A.,Nikolić M.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Soković M.,Van Griensven L.J.L.D.
Chemical characterization and biological activity of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), a medicinal "mushroom"
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 162, 323-332, 2015

Alves M.J.,Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Lourenço I.,Fernandes D.,Moura A.,Ribeiro A.R.,Salgado J.,Antonio A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
How gamma-rays and electron-beam irradiation would affect the antimicrobial activity of differently processed wild mushroom extracts?
Journal of Applied Microbiology, 118, 592-598, 2015

Fernandes Â.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Morales P.,Férnandez-Ruiz V.,Martins A.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Exquisite wild mushrooms as a source of dietary fiber: Analysis in electron-beam irradiated samples
LWT, 60, 855-859, 2015

Fernandes A.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Herbert P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Nutritional characterisation of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. ex Fr.) P. Kumm. produced using paper scraps as substrate
Food Chemistry, 169, 396-400, 2015

Sarmento A.,Barros L.,Fernandes Â.,Carvalho A.,Ferreira I.
Valorization of traditional foods: Nutritional and bioactive properties of Cicer arietinum L. and Lathyrus sativus L. pulses
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95, 179-185, 2015

Obodai M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Narh Mensah D.L.,Dzomeku M.,Urben A.F.,Prempeh J.,Takli R.K.
Evaluation of the chemical and antioxidant properties of wild and cultivated mushrooms of Ghana
Molecules, 19, 19532-19548, 2014

Petrović J.,Glamočlija J.,Stojković D.,Nikolić M.,Ćirić A.,Fernandes A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Soković M.
Bioactive composition, antimicrobial activities and the influence of Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) Sing on certain quorum-sensing-regulated functions and biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Food and Function, 5, 3296-3303, 2014

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.
Triacylglycerols profiling as a chemical tool to identify mushrooms submitted to gamma or electron beam irradiation
Food Chemistry, 159, 399-406, 2014

Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Using Gamma Irradiation to Attenuate the Effects Caused by Drying or Freezing in Macrolepiota procera Organic Acids and Phenolic Compounds
Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7, 3012-3021, 2014

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Combined Effects of Electron-Beam Irradiation and Storage Time on the Chemical and Antioxidant Parameters of Wild Macrolepiota procera Dried Samples
Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7, 1606-1617, 2014

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Feasibility of electron-beam irradiation to preserve wild dried mushrooms: Effects on chemical composition and antioxidant activity
Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 22, 158-166, 2014

Nikolić M.,Glamočlija J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes A.,Marković T.,Marković D.,Giweli A.,Soković M.
Chemical composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antitumor activity of Thymus serpyllum L., Thymus algeriensis Boiss. and Reut and Thymus vulgaris L. essential oils
Industrial Crops and Products, 52, 183-190, 2014

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of gamma irradiation on chemical composition and antioxidant potential of processed samples of the wild mushroom Macrolepiota procera
Food Chemistry, 149, 91-98, 2014

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Santos P.M.P.,Martins A.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Study of chemical changes and antioxidant activity variation induced by gamma-irradiation on wild mushrooms: Comparative study through principal component analysis
Food Research International, 54, 18-25, 2013

Fernandes A.,Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Botelho M.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Lactarius deliciosus L. Wild Edible Mushroom
Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6, 2895-2903, 2013

Fernandes A.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of different processing technologies on chemical and antioxidant parameters of Macrolepiota procera wild mushroom
LWT, 54, 493-499, 2013

Fernandes A.,Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of gamma irradiation on physical parameters of Lactarius deliciosus wild edible mushrooms
Postharvest Biology and Technology, 74, 79-84, 2012

Fernandes A.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effect of gamma and electron beam irradiation on the physico-chemical and nutritional properties of mushrooms: A review
Food Chemistry, 135, 641-650, 2012

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Antonio A.L.
Combined effects of γ-irradiation and storage times on sugars composition of Lactarius deliciosus: Comparison through linear discriminant analysis
7th International Conference on Simulation and Modelling in the Food and Bio-Industry 2012, FOODSIM 2012, 77-79, 2012

Fernandes A.,Antonio A.L.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Bento A.,Botelho M.L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Low dose γ-irradiation as a suitable solution for chestnut (Castanea sativa Miller) conservation: Effects on sugars, fatty acids, and tocopherols
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, 10028-10033, 2011

Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Bento A.,Luisa Botelho M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Assessing the effects of gamma irradiation and storage time in energetic value and in major individual nutrients of chestnuts
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49, 2429-2432, 2011

Antonio A.L.,Fernandes A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Bento A.,Botelho M.L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Influence of gamma irradiation in the antioxidant potential of chestnuts (Castanea sativa Mill.) fruits and skins
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49, 1918-1923, 2011

Fernandes A.,Barros L.,Carvalho A.,Ferreira I.
Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidants, lipid peroxidation inhibition and radical scavenging activity of two Lamiaceae food plants
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 112, 1115-1121, 2010