Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


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


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
NET4FOOD - Red de INVESTIGACION e innovacion para el sector alimentario en la region transfronteriza
Funding body: POCTEP 2021-2027 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0033_NET4FOOD_1_P
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2023-04-01
End: 2025-12-31
Acorn4Med - Enhancement of acorn forest waste for application in biomedicine
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
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 - PTDC
Reference: PTDC/BTA-BTA/0696/2020
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-03-29
End: 2024-03-28
- 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: 2023-12-31
Bio4drinks - Obtenção de Ingredientes Naturais Multifuncionais para a Indústria de Bebidas
Funding body: NORTE 2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte
Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-113508
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2023-06-30
INTEGRAVALOR - Estratégia integrada de valorização de subprodutos agroalimentares
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020 - COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-072241
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-30
PlantCovid - Aplicações de extratos de plantas com ação dirigida ao SARS-CoV-2
Funding body: NORTE 2020
Reference: NORTE-01-02B/-FEDER-054870
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-14
End: 2021-12-31

Total results: 36
Paiva A.M.,Barros B.,Oliveira M.,Alves S.,Esteves F.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.,Slezáková K.,Teixeira J.P.,Costa S.,Morais S.
Biomonitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure and short-time health effects in wildland firefighters during real-life fire events
Science of the Total Environment, 926, , 2024

Albuquerque B.R.,Finimundy T.C.,Pinela J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Corrêa R.C.G.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barros L.
Exploring the bioactive compounds from berry biowaste: Eugenia involucrata DC. as a study case
Food Bioscience, 58, , 2024

Esteves F.,Slezakova K.,Madureira J.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.,Morais S.,do Carmo Pereira M.,Teixeira J.P.,Costa S.
Firefighters’ Occupational Exposure in Preparation for Wildfire Season: Addressing Biological Impact
Toxics, 12, , 2024

Barros B.,Paiva A.M.,Oliveira M.,Alves S.,Esteves F.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.,Slezakova K.,Costa S.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.
Baseline data and associations between urinary biomarkers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, blood pressure, hemogram, and lifestyle among wildland firefighters
Frontiers in Public Health, 12, , 2024

Slezakova K.,Esteves F.,Vaz J.,Costa S.,Alves M.J.,Madureira J.,Barros B.,Fernandes A.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.,Pereira M.C.
Indoor Air Quality at Portuguese Firehouses
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 492, 433-442, 2024

Silva G.C.C.,Machado M.d.A.,Sakumoto K.,Inumaro R.S.,Gonçalves J.E.,Mandim F.,Vaz J.,do Valle J.S.,Faria M.G.I.,Ruiz S.P.,Piau Junior R.,Gonçalves D.D.,Gazim Z.C.
Cellular Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antiproliferative Activities from the Flowers, Leaves and Fruits of Gallesia integrifolia Spreng Harms
Molecules, 28, , 2023

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

Calhelha R.C.,Shiraishi C.S.H.,Ribeiro L.,Carocho M.,Abreu R.,Coutinho P.,Barros L.,Vaz J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
New trends from fungi secondary metabolism in the pharmaceutical industry
Natural Secondary Metabolites: From Nature, Through Science, to Industry, 823-850, 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.C.F.R.
Bioactivities, chemical composition and nutritional value of Cynara cardunculus L. seeds
Food Chemistry, 289, 404-412, 2019

Karkanis A.C.,Fernandes Â.,Vaz J.,Petropoulos S.,Georgiou E.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Oludemi T.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
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