Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Olívia Rodrigues Pereira

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273330972
ORCID: 0000-0002-6275-3134
Scopus Author ID: 52264387000


  • Since 2015: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2007 - 2015: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2004 - 2007: Pharmacy Technician, Pharmaceutical Services of Hospital Distrital de Chaves and of Hospital Central (Hospital dos Covões) do Centro Hospitalar de Coimbra


  • Since 2017: Subdirector of School of Health Sciences, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • Since 2016: Vice-director of Pedagogical Council of School of Health Sciences, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2014 - 2016: Coordinator of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies Department, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • Since 2013: Member of Scientific Technical Council of School of Health Sciences, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • Since 2012: Director of Bachelor in Pharmacy, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal


  • 2013 - Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular pathophysiology and its pharmacological implications, Faculty Pharmacy, University of Salamanca
  • 2012 - M.Sc. in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Cellular and Molecular, Faculty Pharmacy, University of Salamanca
  • 2005 - First degree in Pharmacy, College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Coimbra

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - PhD grant SFRH/PROTEC/49600/2009 (Characterization of phenolic compounds from medicinal plants and study of their neuroprotective effects)


  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction, identification and isolation of chemical compounds in natural matrice
  • Bioactivity of chemical compounds of natural matrices (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology


Aquavitae - Thermal water as a source of life and health
Funding body: PROMOVE 2020
Reference: PD20-00003
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2024-05-31

Total results: 26
Pereira O.R.,Santos G.,Sousa M.J.
Hop By-Products: Pharmacological Activities and Potential Application as Cosmetics
Cosmetics, 9, , 2022

Quetglas-Llabrés M.M.,Quispe C.,Herrera-Bravo J.,Catarino M.D.,Pereira O.R.,Cardoso S.M.,Dua K.,Chellappan D.K.,Pabreja K.,Satija S.,Mehta M.,Sureda A.,Martorell M.,Satmbekova D.,Yeskaliyeva B.,Sharifi-Rad J.,Rasool N.,Butnariu M.,Bagiu I.C.,Bagiu R.V.,Calina D.,Cho W.C.
Pharmacological Properties of Bergapten: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Aspects
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2022, , 2022

Afonso A.F.,Pereira O.R.,Cardoso S.M.
Salvia species as nutraceuticals: Focus on antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-obesity properties
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11, , 2021

Haile T.,Cardoso S.M.,de Oliveira Raphaelli C.,Pereira O.R.,Pereira E.d.S.,Vizzotto M.,Nora L.,Asfaw A.A.,Periasamy G.,Karim A.
Chemical Composition, Antioxidant Potential, and Blood Glucose Lowering Effect of Aqueous Extract and Essential Oil of Thymus Serrulatus Hochst. Ex Benth
Frontiers in Pharmacology, 12, , 2021

Pinto I.C.,Pereira O.R.,Fernandes A.,Nogueira J.,Costa R.
Psychoactive substance consumption: A Portuguese cross-sectional study
Work, 70, 335-344, 2021

Sharifi-Rad J.,Quispe C.,Zam W.,Kumar M.,Cardoso S.M.,Pereira O.R.,Ademiluyi A.O.,Adeleke O.,Moreira A.C.,Živković J.,Noriega F.,Ayatollahi S.A.,Kobarfard F.,Faizi M.,Martorell M.,Cruz-Martins N.,Butnariu M.,Bagiu I.C.,Bagiu R.V.,Alshehri M.M.,Cho W.C.
Phenolic Bioactives as Antiplatelet Aggregation Factors: The Pivotal Ingredients in Maintaining Cardiovascular Health
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2021, , 2021

Salehi B.,Konovalov D.A.,Fru P.,Kapewangolo P.,Peron G.,Ksenija M.S.,Cardoso S.M.,Pereira O.R.,Nigam M.,Nicola S.,Pignata G.,Rapposelli S.,Sestito S.,Anil Kumar N.V.,de la Luz Cádiz-Gurrea M.,Segura-Carretero A.,P. Mishra A.,Sharifi-Rad M.,Cho W.C.,Taheri Y.,Setzer W.N.,Sharifi-Rad J.
Areca catechu—From farm to food and biomedical applications
Phytotherapy Research, 34, 2140-2158, 2020

Afonso A.F.,Pereira O.R.,Fernandes Â.,Calhelha R.C.,Silva A.M.S.,Ferreira R.C.F.,Cardoso S.M.
Phytochemical composition and bioactive effects of Salvia africana, salvia officinalis 'Icterina' and Salvia mexicana aqueous Extracts
Molecules, 24, , 2019

Pereira O.R.,Macias R.I.R.,Domingues M.R.M.,Marin J.J.G.,Cardoso S.M.
Hepatoprotection of mentha aquatica L., lavandula dentata L. and leonurus cardiaca L
Antioxidants, 8, , 2019

Afonso A.F.,Pereira O.R.,Fernandes Â.S.F.,Calhelha R.C.,Silva A.M.S.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Cardoso S.M.
The health-benefits and phytochemical profile of salvia apiana and salvia farinacea var. Victoria blue decoctions
Antioxidants, 8, , 2019

da Silva L.P.,Pereira E.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Alves M.J.,Pereira O.R.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Rubus ulmifolius Schott fruits: A detailed study of its nutritional, chemical and bioactive properties
Food Research International, 119, 34-43, 2019

Afonso A.,Pereira O.,Neto R.,Silva A.,Cardoso S.
Health-promoting effects of Thymus herba-barona, Thymus pseudolanuginosus, and Thymus caespititius decoctions
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18, , 2017

Cardoso S.M.,Pereira O.R.,Seca A.M.L.,Pinto D.C.G.A.,Silva A.M.S.
Seaweeds as preventive agents for cardiovascular diseases: From nutrients to functional foods
Marine Drugs, 13, 6838-6865, 2015

Catarino M.D.,Alves-Silva J.M.,Pereira O.R.,Cardoso S.M.
Antioxidant capacities of Flavones and benefits in Oxidative-Stress related Diseases
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 15, 105-119, 2015

Cardoso S.,Catarino M.,Semião M.,Pereira O.
Virgin Olive Oil As A Source Of Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Virgin Olive Oil: Production, Composition, Uses and Benefits for Man, 186-209, 2014

Catarino M.,Alves-Silva J.,Pereira O.,Cardoso S.
Mediterranean diet: A precious tool for fighting inflammatory diseases
Polyphenols: Food Sources, Bioactive Properties and Antioxidant Effects, 87-112, 2014

Cardoso S.M.,Carvalho L.G.,Silva P.J.,Rodrigues M.S.,Pereira O.R.,Pereira L.
Bioproducts from seaweeds: A review with special focus on the Iberian Peninsula
Current Organic Chemistry, 18, 896-917, 2014

Pereira O.R.,Peres A.M.,Silva A.M.S.,Domingues M.R.M.,Cardoso S.M.
Simultaneous characterization and quantification of phenolic compounds in Thymus x citriodorus using a validated HPLC-UV and ESI-MS combined method
Food Research International, 54, 1773-1780, 2013

Pereira O.R.,Macias R.I.R.,Perez M.J.,Marin J.J.G.,Cardoso S.M.
Protective effects of phenolic constituents from Cytisus multiflorus, Lamium album L. and Thymus citriodorus on liver cells
Journal of Functional Foods, 5, 1170-1179, 2013

Pereira O.,Cardoso S.
Overview on mentha and thymus polyphenols
Current Analytical Chemistry, 9, 382-396, 2013

Pereira O.R.,Domingues M.R.M.,Silva A.M.S.,Cardoso S.M.
Phenolic constituents of Lamium album: Focus on isoscutellarein derivatives
Food Research International, 48, 330-335, 2012

Ferreira F.,Dinis L.,Azedo P.,Galhano C.,Simões A.,Cardoso S.,Domingues M.,Pereira O.,Palmeira C.,Peixoto F.
Antioxidant capacity and toxicological evaluation of Pterospartum tridentatum flower extracts
CYTA - Journal of Food, 10, 92-102, 2012

Pereira O.,Silva A.,Domingues M.,Cardoso S.
Identification of phenolic constituents of Cytisus multiflorus
Food Chemistry, 131, 652-659, 2012