Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



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María Fraga Corral

Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
ORCID: 0000-0002-5663-9239
Scopus Author ID: 56346469200


  • Since 2019: post-doctoral researcher at Universidade de Vigo (Spain) and CIMO (Portugal).
  • 2016 - 2018: post-doctoral researcher at Teagasc (Ireland) and at Universidade de Vigo (Ourense, Spain).


  • 2015 - PhD in Biology, University of Vigo
  • 2011 - Master degree in Basic and Applied Research in Veterinary Sciences, University of Vigo
  • 2009 - First degree in Biology, University of Vigo


  • Detection methods (analytical and biomolecular assays), natural compounds, natural products, functional food, circular economy
  • Food safety, public health

Total results: 25
Otero P.,Echave J.,Chamorro F.,Soria-Lopez A.,Cassani L.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.,Fraga-Corral M.
Challenges in the Application of Circular Economy Models to Agricultural By-Products: Pesticides in Spain as a Case Study
Foods, 12, , 2023

Soria-Lopez A.,Garcia-Perez P.,Carpena M.,Garcia-Oliveira P.,Otero P.,Fraga-Corral M.,Cao H.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Challenges for future food systems: From the Green Revolution to food supply chains with a special focus on sustainability
Food Frontiers, 4, 9-20, 2023

Castro V.,Carpena M.,Fraga-Corral M.,Lopez-Soria A.,Garcia-Perez P.,Barral-Martinez M.,Perez-Gregorio R.,Cao H.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.
Sulfur-containing compounds from plants
Natural Secondary Metabolites: From Nature, Through Science, to Industry, 363-402, 2023

Wan C.,Langyan S.,Echeverría J.,Devkota H.P.,Tewari D.,Moosavi M.A.,Ezzat S.M.,Perez-Vazquez A.,Fraga-Corral M.,Cravotto G.,Prieto M.A.,Belwal T.,li M.
Edible fruits and berries as a source of functional polyphenols: current scene and future perspectives
Phytochemistry Reviews, , 2023

Lourenço-Lopes C.,Fraga-Corral M.,Garcia-Perez P.,Carreira-Casais A.,Silva A.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.
A HPLC‐DAD method for identifying and estimating the content of fucoxanthin, β‐carotene and chlorophyll a in brown algal extracts
Food Chemistry Advances, 1, , 2022

García-Oliveira P.,Fraga-Corral M.,Pereira A.G.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Solutions for the sustainability of the food production and consumption system
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 62, 1765-1781, 2022

Barral-Martinez M.,Fraga-Corral M.,Garcia-Perez P.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.
Almond by-products: Valorization for sustainability and competitiveness of the industry
Foods, 10, , 2021

Jimenez-Lopez C.,Pereira A.G.,Lourenço-Lopes C.,Garcia-Oliveira P.,Cassani L.,Fraga-Corral M.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Main bioactive phenolic compounds in marine algae and their mechanisms of action supporting potential health benefits
Food Chemistry, 341, , 2021

Pereira A.G.,Otero P.,Fraga-Corral M.,Garcia-Oliveira P.,Carpena M.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
State-of-the-art of analytical techniques to determine food fraud in olive oils
Foods, 10, 1-24, 2021

Echave J.,Barral M.,Fraga-Corral M.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Bottle aging and storage of wines: A review
Molecules, 26, , 2021

Garcia-Oliveira P.,Otero P.,Pereira A.G.,Chamorro F.,Carpena M.,Echave J.,Fraga-Corral M.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.
Status and challenges of plant-anticancer compounds in cancer treatment
Pharmaceuticals, 14, 1-28, 2021

Garcia-Oliveira P.,Fraga-Corral M.,Carpena M.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Approaches for sustainable food production and consumption systems
Future Foods: Global Trends, Opportunities, and Sustainability Challenges, 23-38, 2021

Fraga-Corral M.,Otero P.,Echave J.,Garcia-Oliveira P.,Carpena M.,Jarboui A.,Nuñez-Estevez B.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.
By-products of agri-food industry as tannin-rich sources: A review of tannins’ biological activities and their potential for valorization
Foods, 10, , 2021

Vilariño N.,Louzao M.C.,Fraga M.,Botana L.M.
From science to policy: Dynamic adaptation of legal regulations on aquatic biotoxins
Climate Change and Marine and Freshwater Toxins, 607-654, 2020

Jimenez-Lopez C.,Fraga-Corral M.,Carpena M.,García-Oliveira P.,Echave J.,Pereira A.G.,Lourenço-Lopes C.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Agriculture waste valorisation as a source of antioxidant phenolic compounds within a circular and sustainable bioeconomy
Food and Function, 11, 4853-4877, 2020

Pereira A.G.,Jimenez-Lopez C.,Fraga M.,Lourenço-Lopes C.,Garcíaoliveira P.,Lorenzo J.M.,Perez-Lamela C.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.
Extraction, properties, and applications of bioactive compounds obtained from microalgae
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 26, 1929-1950, 2020

Abal P.,Louzao M.C.,Fraga M.,Vilariño N.,Ferreiro S.,Vieytes M.R.,Botana L.M.
Absorption and Effect of Azaspiracid-1 over the Human Intestinal Barrier
Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, 43, 136-146, 2017

Louzao M.C.,Fernández D.A.,Abal P.,Fraga M.,Vilariño N.,Vieytes M.R.,Botana L.M.
Diarrhetic effect of okadaic acid could be related with its neuronal action: Changes in neuropeptide Y
Toxicology Letters, 237, 151-160, 2015

Carmen Louzao M.,Fraga M.,Vilariño N.
Pharmacology of palytoxins and ostreocins
Phycotoxins: Chemistry and Biochemistry: Second Edition, 113-135, 2015

Vilariño N.,Louzao M.C.,Fraga M.,Botana L.M.
From science to policy: dynamic adaptation of legal regulations on aquatic biotoxins
Climate Change and Marine and Freshwater Toxins, 441-482, 2015

Fernández D.A.,Louzao M.C.,Vilariño N.,Fraga M.,Espiña B.,Vieytes M.R.,Botana L.M.
Evaluation of the intestinal permeability and cytotoxic effects of cylindrospermopsin
Toxicon, 91, 23-34, 2014

Fernández D.A.,Louzao M.C.,Fraga M.,Vilariño N.,Vieytes M.R.,Botana L.M.
Experimental basis for the high oral toxicity of dinophysistoxin 1: A comparative study of DSP
Toxins, 6, 211-228, 2013

Vilariño N.,Louzao M.C.,Fraga M.,Rodríguez L.P.,Botana L.M.
Innovative detection methods for aquatic algal toxins and their presence in the food chain Rapid Detection in Food and Feed
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, 7719-7732, 2013

Fraga M.,Vilariño N.,Louzao M.C.,Rodríguez P.,Campbell K.,Elliott C.T.,Botana L.M.
Multidetection of paralytic, diarrheic, and amnesic shellfish toxins by an inhibition immunoassay using a microsphere-flow cytometry system
Analytical Chemistry, 85, 7794-7802, 2013

Fraga M.,Vilariño N.,Louzao M.C.,Campbell K.,Elliott C.T.,Kawatsu K.,Vieytes M.R.,Botana L.M.
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins by a solid-phase inhibition immunoassay using a microsphere-flow cytometry system
Analytical Chemistry, 84, 4350-4356, 2012