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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.

Cristina Sofia Gomes Caleja

Junior Researcher
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273303419
E-mail: ccaleja@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-5769-8484
Scopus Author ID: 36514202500

Qualifications

  • 2018 - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • 2010 - MSc. in Laboratory Analysis, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • 2008 - First degree in Biology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 - Prémio de melhor comunicação, IX Congresso Ibérico de Agroengenharia Instituto Politécnico de Bragança,Portugal

Interests

  • Extraction, identification, fractionation and isolation of chemical compounds in natural matrices
  • Development of natural ingredients and innovative food formulations with functional properties
  • Incorporation of plant extracts in food formulations adding natural bioactive constituents and removing synthetic compounds frequently related to health risks

Projects:

GreenHealth - Estratégias digitais baseadas em ativos biológicos para melhorar o bem-estar e promover a saúde verde
Funding body: FEDER
Reference: Norte-01-0145-FEDER-000042
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-01-01
End: 2023-09-30
HealthyPETFOOD - Formulações PetFood para promoção da saúde e qualidade de vida
Funding body: POCI-FEDER
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-01-10
End: 2023-06-30
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
BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03
VALORNATURAL - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020- SI-IDT - Programas mobilizadores
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2022-02-28

Total results: 36
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Mascoloti Spréa R.,Caleja C.,Pinela J.,Finimundy T.C.,Calhelha R.C.,Kostić M.,Sokovic M.,Prieto M.A.,Pereira E.,Amaral J.S.,Barros L.
Comparative study on the phenolic composition and in vitro bioactivity of medicinal and aromatic plants from the Lamiaceae family
Food Research International, 161, , 2022

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de la Fuente B.,Pinela J.,Mandim F.,Heleno S.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barba F.J.,Berrada H.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Nutritional and bioactive oils from salmon (Salmo salar) side streams obtained by Soxhlet and optimized microwave-assisted extraction
Food Chemistry, 386, , 2022

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López-Hortas L.,Caleja C.,Pinela J.,Petrović J.,Soković M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Torres M.D.,Domínguez H.,Pereira E.,Barros L.
Comparative evaluation of physicochemical profile and bioactive properties of red edible seaweed Chondrus crispus subjected to different drying methods
Food Chemistry, 383, , 2022

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Pires E.d.O.,Di Gioia F.,Rouphael Y.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.,Petropoulos S.A.
The compositional aspects of edible flowers as an emerging horticultural product
Molecules, 26, , 2021

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Carvalho A.S.d.,Rezende S.C.d.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Fernandes I.,Manrique Y.A.,Gonçalves O.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
β-Carotene colouring systems based on solid lipid particles produced by hot melt dispersion
Food Control, 129, , 2021

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Pires E.O.,Caleja C.,Garcia C.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Current status of genus Impatiens: Bioactive compounds and natural pigments with health benefits
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 117, 106-124, 2021

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Pires E.d.O.,Pereira E.,Carocho M.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Garcia C.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Study on the potential application of impatiens balsamina l. Flowers extract as a natural colouring ingredient in a pastry product
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, , 2021

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Giordano M.,Pinela J.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Stojković D.,Soković M.,Tavares D.,Cánepa A.L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Ultrasound-assisted extraction of flavonoids from kiwi peel: Process optimization and bioactivity assessment
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11, , 2021

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Alaya I.B.,Pereira E.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Soković M.,Kostić M.,Prieto M.A.,Essid F.,Caleja C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Development of a natural preservative from chestnut flowers: Ultrasound-assisted extraction optimization and functionality assessment
Chemosensors, 9, , 2021

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Carpena M.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Pereira C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Soria-Lopez A.,Fraga-Corral M.,Simal-Gandara J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.
Red seaweeds as a source of nutrients and bioactive compounds: Optimization of the extraction
Chemosensors, 9, , 2021

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Alves E.,Ntungwe E.N.,Gregório J.,Rodrigues L.M.,Pereira-Leite C.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Aguilar-Vilas M.V.,Rosado C.,Rijo P.
Characterization of kefir produced in household conditions: Physicochemical and nutritional profile, and storage stability
Foods, 10, , 2021

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Pires E.d.O.,Pereira E.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Hassemer G.,Garcia C.C.,Caleja C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition and bioactive characterisation of Impatiens walleriana
Molecules, 26, , 2021

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Finimundy T.C.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Caleja C.,Calhelha R.C.,Sokovic M.,Stojković D.,Carvalho A.M.,Rosa E.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Infusions of herbal blends as promising sources of phenolic compounds and bioactive properties
Molecules, 25, , 2020

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Soković M.,Calhelha R.C.,Bento A.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Castanea sativa male flower extracts as an alternative additive in the Portuguese pastry delicacy "pastel de nata"
Food and Function, 11, 2208-2217, 2020

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Pires T.C.S.P.,Caleja C.,Santos-Buelga C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Vaccinium myrtillus l. Fruits as a novel source of phenolic compounds with health benefits and industrial applications-a review
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 26, 1917-1928, 2020

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da Silva Veloso F.,Caleja C.,Calhelha R.C.,Pires T.C.S.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,Genena A.K.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Characterization and application of pomegranate epicarp extracts as functional ingredients in a typical Brazilian pastry product
Molecules, 25, , 2020

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Dias M.,Caleja C.,Pereira C.,Calhelha R.C.,Kostic M.,Sokovic M.,Tavares D.,Baraldi I.J.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition and bioactive properties of byproducts from two different kiwi varieties
Food Research International, 127, , 2020

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Caleja C.,Finimundy T.C.,Pereira C.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Sokovic M.,Ivanov M.,Carvalho A.M.,Rosa E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Challenges of traditional herbal teas: Plant infusions and their mixtures with bioactive properties
Food and Function, 10, 5939-5951, 2019

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Jabeur I.,Pereira E.,Caleja C.,Calhelha R.C.,Soković M.,Catarino L.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Exploring the chemical and bioactive properties of: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. calyces from Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)
Food and Function, 10, 2234-2243, 2019

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.,Bento A.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of a natural preservative obtained from male chestnut flowers: Optimization of a heat-assisted extraction technique
Food and Function, 10, 1352-1363, 2019

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López C.J.,Caleja C.,Prieto M.A.,Sokovic M.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Stability of a cyanidin-3-O-glucoside extract obtained from Arbutus unedo L. and incorporation into wafers for colouring purposes
Food Chemistry, 275, 426-438, 2019

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López C.J.,Caleja C.,Prieto M.A.,Barreiro M.F.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization and comparison of heat and ultrasound assisted extraction techniques to obtain anthocyanin compounds from Arbutus unedo L. Fruits
Food Chemistry, 264, 81-91, 2018

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Calhelha R.C.,Beatriz M.,Oliveira P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Suitability of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) extract rich in rosmarinic acid as a potential enhancer of functional properties in cupcakes
Food Chemistry, 250, 67-74, 2018

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Takwa S.,Caleja C.,Barreira J.C.M.,Soković M.,Achour L.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Arbutus unedo L. and Ocimum basilicum L. as sources of natural preservatives for food industry: A case study using loaf bread
LWT, 88, 47-55, 2018

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Caleja C.,Ribeiro A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic compounds as nutraceuticals or functional food ingredients
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 23, 2787-2806, 2017

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
A comparative study between natural and synthetic antioxidants: Evaluation of their performance after incorporation into biscuits
Food Chemistry, 216, 342-346, 2017

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.,Barreiro M.F.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extraction of rosmarinic acid from Melissa officinalis L. by heat-, microwave- and ultrasound-assisted extraction techniques: A comparative study through response surface analysis
Separation and Purification Technology, 186, 297-308, 2017

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Pinela J.,Carocho M.,Dias M.I.,Caleja C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Wild Plant-Based Functional Foods, Drugs, and Nutraceuticals
Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts: Functional Food Properties and Applications, 315-351, 2016

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Carocho M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Fortification of yogurts with different antioxidant preservatives: A comparative study between natural and synthetic additives
Food Chemistry, 210, 262-268, 2016

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Caleja C.,Ribeiro A.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Antonio A.L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Cottage cheeses functionalized with fennel and chamomile extracts: Comparative performance between free and microencapsulated forms
Food Chemistry, 199, 720-726, 2016

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Ribeiro A.,Caleja C.,Barros L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Rosemary extracts in functional foods: Extraction, chemical characterization and incorporation of free and microencapsulated forms in cottage cheese
Food and Function, 7, 2185-2196, 2016

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Ciric A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Sokovic M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of a functional dairy food: Exploring bioactive and preservation effects of chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.)
Journal of Functional Foods, 16, 114-124, 2015

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Caleja C.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Ciric A.,Soković M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Foeniculum vulgare Mill. As natural conservation enhancer and health promoter by incorporation in cottage cheese
Journal of Functional Foods, 12, 428-438, 2015

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Vieira-Pinto M.,Morais L.,Caleja C.,Themudo P.,Torres C.,Igrejas G.,Poeta P.,Martins C.
Salmonella sp. in game (Sus scrofa and Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 8, 739-740, 2011

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Caleja C.,de Toro M.,Gonçalves A.,Themudo P.,Vieira-Pinto M.,Monteiro D.,Rodrigues J.,Sáenz Y.,Carvalho C.,Igrejas G.,Torres C.,Poeta P.
Antimicrobial resistance and class I integrons in Salmonella enterica isolates from wild boars and Bísaro pigs
International Microbiology, 14, 19-24, 2011

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Pinto L.,Poeta P.,Vieira S.,Caleja C.,Radhouani H.,Carvalho C.,Vieira-Pinto M.,Themudo P.,Torres C.,Vitorino R.,Domingues P.,Igrejas G.
Genomic and proteomic evaluation of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella strains
Journal of Proteomics, 73, 1535-1541, 2010