Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



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Josiana Adelaide Vaz

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273330985
ORCID: 0000-0002-6989-1169
Scopus Author ID: 16305323200


  • Since 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2009 - 2014: Equated to Assisten Professor,Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2008 - 2009: Clinical Analysis and Public Health Technique (2nd Class), Laboratório de Análises Clínicas do Tâmega, Lda., Chaves, Portugal


  • 2015 - 2016: Program director BSc degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
  • Since 2013: Elected member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança; Member of the Scientific Technical Council of the School of Health of IPBh
  • 2012 - 2014: Accreditation committee member
  • Since 2009: Erasmus Coordinator; International Mobility Coordinator; ECTS Coordinator (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
  • 2009 - 2015: Member of the commission of the BSc degree of Clinical Analysis and Public Health
  • Since 2007: Member of the organization committee of several scientific events; Member of the Scientific Committee of of several scientific events; Students supervision of researching projects in the work of final


  • 2012 - in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 - in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2007 - in Clinical and Public Health Analyses, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 - 1º Price – Poster, International scientific event, Congresso Internacional de Enfermagem de Reabilitação, Vila Nova de Gaia
  • 2012 - Best Scientific Poster, National scientific event, V Jornadas de Análises Clínica se de Saúde Pública, IPB, Bragança


  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods: development of nutraceuticals and innovative food formulations with functional properties


Acorn4Med - Enhancement of acorn forest waste for application in biomedicine
Funding body: PROMOVE 2020
Reference: PV20-00038
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-04-01
End: 2024-03-31
WASTESILK - Silk Sericin as an industrial wastewater with valuable biomedical potential
Funding body: FCT
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2024-01-01
INTEGRAVALOR - Estratégia integrada de valorização de subprodutos agroalimentares
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-072241
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-30
Bio4drinks - Obtenção de Ingredientes Naturais Multifuncionais para a Indústria de Bebidas
Funding body: Programas I&DT Copromoção do Portugal 2020 — Territórios do Interior
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2023-05-30
- Um painel de (bio)marcadores para a vigilância da saúde e da segurança do bombeiro
Funding body: FCT-PCIF
Reference: PCIF/SSO/0017/2018
Start: 2020-01-01
End: 2022-12-31
PlantCovid - Aplicações de extratos de plantas com ação dirigida ao SARS-CoV-2
Funding body: I&D Empresas - COVID19
Reference: NORTE-01-02B/-FEDER-054870
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-14
End: 2021-07-13
DeCodE - Bring natural colorants and preservers into a real alternative to artificial additives through a strategy of open data and experience based research
Funding body: FCT-SAICT
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2017-04-01
End: 2019-10-01

Total results: 28
Albuquerque B.R.,Finimundy T.C.,Pinela J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Mandim F.,Vaz J.,Corrêa R.C.G.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barros L.
Brazilian berry waste as a source of bioactive compounds: grumixama (Eugenia brasiliensis Lam.) as a case study
Food and Function, 14, 3994-4005, 2023

Alves S.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.
Exploring Clinical Trials to Manage Firefighters’ Sleep Quality: A PRISMA Compliant Systematic Review
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, , 2023

Slezakova K.,Esteves F.,Vaz J.,Alves M.J.,Madureira J.,Costa S.,Fernandes A.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.,Pereira M.C.
Occupational Exposure of Firefighters in Non-fire Settings
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 449, 79-88, 2023

Fischer T.E.,Marcondes A.,Zardo D.M.,Nogueira A.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.A.,Barros L.,Zielinski A.A.F.,Alberti A.
Bioactive Activities of the Phenolic Extract from Sterile Bracts of Araucaria angustifolia
Antioxidants, 11, , 2022

Silva A.S.,Costa E.C.,Reis S.,Spencer C.,Calhelha R.C.,Miguel S.P.,Ribeiro M.P.,Barros L.,Vaz J.A.,Coutinho P.
Silk Sericin: A Promising Sustainable Biomaterial for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications
Polymers, 14, , 2022

Xavier V.,Finimundy T.C.,Heleno S.A.,Amaral J.S.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Mediavilla I.,Esteban L.S.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Chemical and bioactive characterization of the essential oils obtained from three mediterranean plants
Molecules, 26, , 2021

Gache L.S.D.S.,Vaz J.,Almeida-De-Souza J.
Systematic Review of the Effects of Coffee or Its Components on Platelets and Their Regulators
Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research, 11, 51-64, 2021

Alves P.,Morais C.,Miranda L.,Pereira M.J.V.,Vaz J.
Digital tools in higher education in the context of Covid-19
Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI, , 2021

Alves P.,Morais C.,Miranda L.,Pereira M.J.,Vaz J.
Remote learning: Students’ satisfaction and perspectives in higher education
Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL, 18-26, 2021

Oliveira M.,Costa S.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.,Slezakova K.,Delerue-Matos C.,Teixeira J.P.,Carmo Pereira M.,Morais S.
Firefighters exposure to fire emissions: Impact on levels of biomarkers of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and genotoxic/oxidative-effects
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 383, , 2020

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Pereira C.,Tzortzakis N.,Vaz J.,Soković M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
Bioactivities, chemical composition and nutritional value of Cynara cardunculus L. seeds
Food Chemistry, 289, 404-412, 2019

Karkanis A.,Fernandes Â.,Vaz J.,Petropoulos S.,Georgiou E.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Oludemi T.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
Chemical composition and bioactive properties of: Sanguisorba minor Scop. under Mediterranean growing conditions
Food and Function, 10, 1340-1351, 2019

Carvalho A.S.,Fernandes A.P.,Gallego A.B.,Vaz J.A.,Vega M.S.
The relation of sports with sleep quality and anthropometric measures at secondary schools
Journal of Sport and Health Research, 11, 91-106, 2019

Barreira E.,Novo A.,Vaz J.A.,Pereira A.M.G.
Dietary program and physical activity impact on biochemical markers in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review
Atencion Primaria, 50, 590-610, 2018

Senio S.,Pereira C.,Vaz J.,Sokovic M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
Dehydration process influences the phenolic profile, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Galium aparine L.
Industrial Crops and Products, 120, 97-103, 2018

Jabeur I.,Martins N.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Achour L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Contribution of the phenolic composition to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor potential of Equisetum giganteum L. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop.
Food and Function, 8, 975-984, 2017

Oliveira M.,Slezakova K.,Pereira M.C.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.A.,Delerue-Matos C.,Morais S.
Firefighter's occupational exposure to PM2.5 and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV, 73-76, 2016

Oliveira M.,Slezakova K.,Pereira M.C.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.A.,Delerue-Matos C.,Morais S.
Firefighter’s occupational exposure to PM2.5 and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV - Selected, Extended and Revised Contributions from the International Symposium Occupational Safety and Hygiene, 2016, 73-76, 2016

Santos T.,Tavares C.,Sousa D.,Vaz J.,Calhelha R.,Martins A.,Almeida G.,Ferreira I.,Vasconcelos M.
Suillus luteus methanolic extract inhibits cell growth and proliferation of a colon cancer cell line
Food Research International, 53, 476-481, 2013

Vaz J.,Ferreira I.,Tavares C.,Almeida G.,Martins A.,Helena Vasconcelos M.
Suillus collinitus methanolic extract increases p53 expression and causes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in a breast cancer cell line
Food Chemistry, 135, 596-602, 2012

Vaz J.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Vasconcelos M.,Ferreira I.
Chemical composition of wild edible mushrooms and antioxidant properties of their water soluble polysaccharidic and ethanolic fractions
Food Chemistry, 126, 610-616, 2011

Vaz J.A.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Morais J.S.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic profile of seventeen Portuguese wild mushrooms
LWT, 44, 343-346, 2011

Vaz J.,Heleno S.,Martins A.,Almeida G.,Vasconcelos M.,Ferreira I.
Wild mushrooms Clitocybe alexandri and Lepista inversa: In vitro antioxidant activity and growth inhibition of human tumour cell lines
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 2881-2884, 2010

Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vaz J.A.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Martins A.
Compounds from wild mushrooms with antitumor potential
Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 10, 424-436, 2010

Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Baptista P.,Estevinho L.M.
Antimicrobial activity and bioactive compounds of Portuguese wild edible mushrooms methanolic extracts
European Food Research and Technology, 225, 151-156, 2007

Padgaonkar K.A.,Revankar S.N.,Bhatt A.D.,Vaz J.A.,Desai N.D.,D'Sa S.,Shah V.,Gandewar K.
Comparative bioequivalence study of rifampicin and isoniazid combinations in healthy volunteers
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 3, 627-631, 1999

Bhatt A.,Vaz J.,Padgaonkar K.
Clinical relevance of reduced bioavailability of rifampicin
Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 46, 729-731, 1998