Polytechnic Institute
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Soraia Isabel Domingues Marcos Falcão

Auxiliary Researcher
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273303904
ORCID: 0000-0003-3735-6951
Scopus Author ID: 14832459200


  • Since 2019: Assistant Researcher (national funding by FCT, Foundation for Science and Technology) at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2017 - 2019: Pos-Doc scholarship (SFRH/BPD/118987/2016), CIMO
  • 2016 - 2017: Research scholarship, project PAN “O mel de rosmaninho Português: um alimento funcional e fonte de nutracêuticos”, CIMO,
  • 2009 - 2013: PhD scholarship (SFRH/BD/44855/2008), CIMO/REQUIMTE
  • 2008 - 2009: Research scholarship, project PTDC/AMB/69379/2006
  • 2006 - 2007: Professional internship, LQBA


  • 2013 - in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 - in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2005 - in Forensic Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2004 - in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal


  • Chemical ecology of bees: semiochemicals and social honeybee manipulation to enhance colony quality and productivity
  • Bee products chemistry: identification and characterization of natural compound


BeeSustain - Sustentabilidade da apicultura face às alterações climáticas: inovação e produtos de excelência
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-09-01
ACORNDEW - Boosting the sustainability of the Montesinho Natural Park oak forest through innovation: valorization of acorn and honeydew
Funding body: FCT - MONTESINHO
Reference: MTS/SAS/0099/2020
Principal Investigator:Soraia Isabel Domingues Marcos Falcão
Start: 2021-06-01
End: 2024-05-31
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
ApisCibus - Artificial food for honeybees: quality survey, digestibility and performance on the bee hive
Funding body: PAN 2020-2022
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2017-03-01
End: 2020-08-30
- Portuguese Lavander Honey: a functional food and a source of nutraceuticals
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2014-01-31
End: 2016-08-31
VarPhytoTrap - Phytochemical traps for bee health control
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/CVT-EPI/2473/2012
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2013-04-01
End: 2015-03-30
VAPI - Valorização da Apicultura nas Regiões de Batatá e Gabu: Produção, Transformação e Comercialização
Funding body: EuropeAid
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2010-03-01
End: 2013-02-28

Total results: 46
Ertosun S.,Falcão S.I.,Aylanc V.,Tomás A.,Russo-Almeida P.,Rodrigues P.,Vilas-Boas M.
The impact of bee product incorporation on the processing properties, nutritional value, sensory acceptance, and microbial stability of bread
Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 18, 451-463, 2024

Larbi S.,Aylanc V.,Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Rezouga F.,Seijo M.C.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.
Differentiating between Monofloral Portuguese Bee Pollens Using Phenolic and Volatile Profiles and Their Impact on Bioactive Properties
Molecules, 28, , 2023

Berretta A.A.,De Lima J.A.,Falcão S.I.,Calhelha R.,Amorim N.A.,Gonçalves I.S.,Zamarrenho L.G.,Barud H.d.S.,Bastos J.K.,De Jong D.,Vilas-Boas M.
Development and Characterization of High-Absorption Microencapsulated Organic Propolis EPP-AF® Extract (i-CAPs)
Molecules, 28, , 2023

Er-Rouassi H.,Bakour M.,Touzani S.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.,Vidal C.,Lyoussi B.
Beneficial Effect of Bee Venom and Its Major Components on Facial Nerve Injury Induced in Mice
Biomolecules, 13, , 2023

Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Rojo S.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.I.
Phenolic Profile of Castanea Bee Pollen from the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Separations, 10, , 2023

Aylanc V.,Larbi S.,Calhelha R.,Barros L.,Rezouga F.,Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Seijo M.C.,El Ghouizi A.,Lyoussi B.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.
Evaluation of Antioxidant and Anticancer Activity of Mono- and Polyfloral Moroccan Bee Pollen by Characterizing Phenolic and Volatile Compounds
Molecules, 28, , 2023

Vilas-Boas M.,Lopes M.,Nunes L.F.,Pereyra A.,Kunert C.,Beckh G.,Çelemli O.G.,Sorkun K.,Georgé S.,Paulo L.,Gardini S.,Sancho M.T.,Osés S.M.,Fernández-Muíño M.A.,Bankova V.,Popova M.,Trusheva B.,Petrov N.,Dastan T.,Tananaki C.,Falcão S.I.
Assessing the performance of analytical methods for propolis–A collaborative trial by the international honey commission
Journal of Apicultural Research, 62, 542-555, 2023

De Carli C.,Aylanc V.,Mouffok K.M.,Santamaria-Echart A.,Barreiro F.,Tomás A.,Pereira C.,Rodrigues P.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.I.
Production of chitosan-based biodegradable active films using bio-waste enriched with polyphenol propolis extract envisaging food packaging applications
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 213, 486-497, 2022

El Mehdi I.,Falcão S.I.,Boujraf S.,Mustapha H.,Campos M.G.,Vilas-Boas M.
Analytical methods for honeybee venom characterization
Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research, 13, 154-160, 2022

Aylanc V.,Ertosun S.,Russo-Almeida P.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.
Performance of green and conventional techniques for the optimal extraction of bioactive compounds in bee pollen
International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 57, 3490-3502, 2022

Duarte D.,Falcão S.I.,El Mehdi I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Vale N.
Honeybee Venom Synergistically Enhances the Cytotoxic Effect of CNS Drugs in HT-29 Colon and MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Pharmaceutics, 14, , 2022

Touzani S.,Al-Waili N.,Imtara H.,Aboulghazi A.,Hammas N.,Falcao S.,Vilas-Boas M.,El Arabi I.,Al-Waili W.,Lyoussi B.
Arbutus Unedo Honey and Propolis Ameliorate Acute Kidney Injury, Acute Liver Injury, and Proteinuria via Hypoglycemic and Antioxidant Activity in Streptozotocin-Treated Rats
Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, 56, 66-81, 2022

Mehdi I.E.,Falcão S.I.,Harandou M.,Boujraf S.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Anjos O.,Campos M.G.,Vilas-Boas M.
Chemical, cytotoxic, and anti-inflammatory assessment of honey bee venom from apis mellifera intermissa
Antibiotics, 10, , 2021

Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Queijo L.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Assessment of the in vivo and in vitro release of chemical compounds from vespa velutina
Molecules, 26, , 2021

Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Chemical profile from the head of Vespa velutina and V. crabro
Apidologie, 52, 548-560, 2021

Aylanc V.,Falcão S.I.,Ertosun S.,Vilas-Boas M.
From the hive to the table: Nutrition value, digestibility and bioavailability of the dietary phytochemicals present in the bee pollen and bee bread
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 109, 464-481, 2021

Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Description of the volatile fraction of Erica honey from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Food Chemistry, 336, , 2021

El Ghouizi A.,El Menyiy N.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Lyoussi B.
Chemical composition, antioxidant activity, and diuretic effect of Moroccan fresh bee pollen in rats
Veterinary World, 13, 1251-1261, 2020

Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Dataset on free amino acids contents of Serra da Estrela PDO cheeses determined by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS
Data in Brief, 28, , 2020

Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Serra da Estrela cheese's free amino acids profiles by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS and their application for cheese origin assessment
Food Research International, 126, , 2019

Falcão S.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Touzani S.,Lyoussi B.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro interactions of moroccan propolis phytochemical’s on human tumor cell lines and anti-inflammatory properties
Biomolecules, 9, , 2019

Falcão S.,Lopes M.,Vilas-Boas M.
A first approach to the chemical composition and antioxidant potential of Guinea-Bissau propolis
Natural Product Communications, 14, , 2019

Falcão S.,Bacém I.,Igrejas G.,Rodrigues P.J.,Vilas-Boas M.,Amaral J.S.
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of hydrodistilled oil from juniper berries
Industrial Crops and Products, 124, 878-884, 2018

Lopes M.,Falcão S.I.,Dimou M.,Thrasyvoulou A.,Vilas-Boas M.
Impact of traditional and modern beekeeping technologies on the quality of honey of Guinea-Bissau
Journal of Apicultural Research, 57, 406-417, 2018

Tomás A.,Falcão S.,Russo-Almeida P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Potentialities of beebread as a food supplement and source of nutraceuticals: Botanical origin, nutritional composition and antioxidant activity
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 219-230, 2017

Coelho J.,Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Almeida-Muradian L.B.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity assessment of southeastern and south Brazilian propolis
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 21-31, 2017

Sobral F.,Sampaio A.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Calhelha R.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Chemical characterization, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic properties of bee venom collected in Northeast Portugal
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 94, 172-177, 2016

Falcão S.I.,Tomás A.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A voltammetric tool for the evaluation of propolis antioxidant activity
European Food Research and Technology, 242, 1393-1401, 2016

Falcão S.I.,Freire C.,Cristina Figueiredo A.,Vilas-Boas M.
The volatile composition of Portuguese propolis towards its origin discrimination
Records of Natural Products, 10, 176-188, 2015

Calhelha R.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Cytotoxicity of portuguese propolis: The proximity of the in vitro doses for tumor and normal cell lines
BioMed Research International, 2014, , 2014

Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Cos P.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Maes L.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro evaluation of portuguese propolis and floral sources for antiprotozoal, antibacterial and antifungal activity
Phytotherapy Research, 28, 437-443, 2014

Falcão S.I.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A proposal for physicochemical standards and antioxidant activity of Portuguese propolis
JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 90, 1729-1741, 2013

Falcão S.I.,Tomás A.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic quantification and botanical origin of Portuguese propolis
Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 805-812, 2013

Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Domingues M.R.M.,Freire C.,Cardoso S.M.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic profiling of Portuguese propolis by LC-MS spectrometry: Uncommon propolis rich in flavonoid glycosides
Phytochemical Analysis, 24, 309-318, 2013

Cardoso S.M.,Falcão S.I.,Peres A.M.,Domingues M.R.M.
Oleuropein/ligstroside isomers and their derivatives in Portuguese olive mill wastewaters
Food Chemistry, 129, 291-296, 2011

Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Estevinho L.M.,Barros C.,Domingues M.R.M.,Cardoso S.M.
Phenolic characterization of Northeast Portuguese propolis: Usual and unusual compounds
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, 887-897, 2010

Abreu R.,Falcão S.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Insights in the antioxidant activity of diarylamines from the 2,3-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophene through the redox profile
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 628, 43-47, 2009

Malheiro R.,Oliveira I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Effect of microwave heating with different exposure times on physical and chemical parameters of olive oil
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47, 92-97, 2009

Barros L.,Falcão S.,Baptista P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Antioxidant activity of Agaricus sp. mushrooms by chemical, biochemical and electrochemical assays
Food Chemistry, 111, 61-66, 2008

Raposinho P.,Xavier C.,Correia J.,Falcão S.,Gomes P.,Santos I.
Melanoma targeting with α-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogs labeled with fac-[99mTc(CO)3]+: Effect of cyclization on tumor-seeking properties
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 13, 449-459, 2008

Gomes P.,Araújo M.J.,Marques E.F.,Falcão S.,Brito R.O.
Straightforward method for the preparation of lysine-based double-chained anionic surfactants
Synthetic Communications, 38, 2025-2036, 2008

Brito R.,Marques E.,Gomes P.,Falcão S.,Söderman O.
Self-assembly in a catanionic mixture with an aminoacid-derived surfactant: From mixed micelles to spontaneous vesicles
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 18158-18165, 2006