MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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CIMO

CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE

FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Maria João de Almeida Coelho de Sousa

Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303297
E-mail: joaos@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-9946-4926
Scopus Author ID: 55230282700

Career

  • Since 2010: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2006 - 2010: Equal to the assistant of the second triennium, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1999 - 2006: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1996 - 1997: Trainee assistant, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2011: Program director Licenciatura in Fitofarmacia e PAM, Member of the Pedagogical council
  • Since 2011: Member of the Scientific council of the CIMO
  • Since 2007: Program director Licenciatura in Fitoquimica e fitofarmacologia, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Qualifications

  • 2006 - PhD. in Biotechnology, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 1990 - First degree in Biology, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Interests

  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction, identification of volatile chemical compounds in natural plants, mushrooms and bee products
  • Functional compounds: development of compounds in innovative cosmetics formulations
  • Technology of Natural Products: technologies for development and physicochemical and biological studies of cosmetics formulations; genetics transformations, in vitro culture and physiological studies for production of secondary metabolites in plants and mushrooms

Projects:

BactoCast - Ecologia bacteriana para a produção de castanheiros
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Programa Promove 2024
Reference: PD24-00063
Principal Investigator:Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista
Start: 2025-01-01
End: 2028-12-31
Nutr&ssencial - Desenvolvimento de alternativas proteicas com propriedades nutricionais melhoradas
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Programa Promove 2024
Reference: PL24-00058
Principal Investigator:Carla Susana Correia Pereira
Start: 2024-10-01
End: 2027-09-30
TRANSCOLAB - Laboratorio Colaborativo Transfronterizo para la transicion verde del sector Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial
Funding body: POCTEP 2021-2027 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0112_TRANSCOLAB_PLUS_2_P
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-12-31
BeeSustain - Sustentabilidade da apicultura face às alterações climáticas: inovação e produtos de excelência
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-09-01
SustainableTrout - Promoção, Valorização e Sustentabilidade da Truta de Boticas
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Reference: PL23-00082
Principal Investigator:Maria Inês Moreira Figueiredo Dias
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2026-06-30
WOODLANDFUNGI - Valorização e Sustentabilidade dos Cogumelos Silvestres do Barroso
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Carla Susana Correia Pereira
Start: 2023-06-30
End: 2025-05-31
ApisCibus - Artificial food for honeybees: quality survey, digestibility and performance on the bee hive
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional 2020-2022
Reference:
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 2014-2016
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2014-01-31
End: 2016-08-31
- Sustainable management of medicinal and aromatic plants production
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2012-07-01
End: 2015-04-07
VarPhytoTrap - Phytochemical traps for bee health control
Funding body: FCT - 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
- Portuguese wild mushrooms: chemical characterization and functional study of antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties in cancer cell lines
Funding body: FCT - PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AGR-ALI/110062/2009
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2010-12-24
End: 2013-12-24
- Patterns and processes (neutral and adaptive) variation in hybrid zone of honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) of Iberian peninsula: a population genetics approach integrating population genomics and landscape genetics
Funding body: FCT - PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTCD/BIA-BEC/099640/2008
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice Pinto
Start: 2010-03-22
End: 2013-09-30
VAPI - Valorização da Apicultura nas Regiões de Batatá e Gabu: Produção, Transformação e Comercialização
Funding body: EuropeAid - Programas de Cooperação Externa
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino António Bento
Start: 2010-03-01
End: 2013-02-28
- Identification, characterization and role of molecular factors associated with the mechanisms of infection of Fagaceae species by Phytophthora cinnamomi
Funding body: FCT - PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AGR-AAM/67628/2006
Start: 2007-01-01
End: 2010-01-01
- Study of defense mechanisms of Hypericum perforatum against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides infection (anthracnose)
Funding body: POCTI - Programa operacional Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação
Reference: POCTI/AGR/40283/2001
Start: 2002-01-01
End: 2006-12-31

Total results: 24
1
Pereira O.R.,Santos G.,Sousa M.J.
Hop By-Products: Pharmacological Activities and Potential Application as Cosmetics
Cosmetics, 9, , 2022

2
Favero Y.,da Silva L.T.S.,de Almeida D.S.,Pereira O.,Sousa M.J.
DEVELOPMENT AND STABILITY OF AN ANTI-AGING GEL WITH HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT FROM SALVIA SP
Millenium: Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2, 39-47, 2020

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4
Barroso M.R.,Martins N.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Sousa M.J.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Assessment of the nitrogen fertilization effect on bioactive compounds of frozen fresh and dried samples of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Food Chemistry, 243, 208-213, 2018

5
Dias M.I.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Enhancement of nutritional and bioactive compounds by in vitro culture of wild Fragaria vesca L. vegetative parts
Food Chemistry, 235, 212-219, 2017

6
Barroso M.,Barros L.,Rodrigues M.Â.,Sousa M.J.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni cultivated in Portugal: A prospective study of its antioxidant potential in different conservation conditions
Industrial Crops and Products, 90, 49-55, 2016

7
Dias M.I.,Sousa M.J.,Alves R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Exploring plant tissue culture to improve the production of phenolic compounds: A review
Industrial Crops and Products, 82, 9-22, 2016

8
Reis F.S.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Analytical Methods Applied to the Chemical Characterization and Antioxidant Properties of Three Wild Edible Mushroom Species from Northeastern Portugal
Food Analytical Methods, 7, 645-652, 2014

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Leal A.R.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Portuguese wild mushrooms at the "pharma-nutrition" interface: Nutritional characterization and antioxidant properties
Food Research International, 50, 1-9, 2013

11
Barros L.,Dueñas M.,Dias M.I.,Sousa M.J.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic profiles of cultivated, in vitro cultured and commercial samples of Melissa officinalis L. infusions
Food Chemistry, 136, 1-8, 2013

12
Dias M.I.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Systematic comparison of nutraceuticals and antioxidant potential of cultivated, in vitro cultured and commercial Melissa officinalis samples
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50, 1866-1873, 2012

13
Cardoso S.,Dias M.I.,Sousa M.J.,Figueiredo A.C.,Barroso J.G.,Pedro L.G.
Volatiles from Coriandrum sativum: Comparison of in vitro and in vivo grown plants
Acta Horticulturae, 925, 77-82, 2011

14
Reis F.S.,Heleno S.A.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Toward the Antioxidant and Chemical Characterization of Mycorrhizal Mushrooms from Northeast Portugal
Journal of Food Science, 76, , 2011

15
Dias M.I.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Comparative Study of Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidants from In vivo and In vitro Grown Coriandrum sativum
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 66, 181-186, 2011

16
Reis F.S.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Biomolecule profiles in inedible wild mushrooms with antioxidant value
Molecules, 16, 4328-4338, 2011

17
Dandlen S.A.,Lima A.S.,Mendes M.D.,Miguel M.G.,Faleiro M.L.,Sousa M.J.,Pedro L.G.,Barroso J.G.,Figueiredo A.C.
Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and intracellular growth inhibition of Portuguese Thymus essential oils
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 21, 1012-1024, 2011

18
Heleno S.A.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Targeted metabolites analysis in wild Boletus species
LWT, 44, 1343-1348, 2011

19
Guimarães R.,Sousa M.J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Contribution of essential oils and phenolics to the antioxidant properties of aromatic plants
Industrial Crops and Products, 32, 152-156, 2010

20
Heleno S.A.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Tocopherols composition of Portuguese wild mushrooms with antioxidant capacity
Food Chemistry, 119, 1443-1450, 2010

21
Heleno S.A.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Study and characterization of selected nutrients in wild mushrooms from Portugal by gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography
Microchemical Journal, 93, 195-199, 2009

22
Guimarães R.,Barros L.,Carvalho A.M.,Sousa M.J.,Morais J.S.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Aromatic plants as a source of important phytochemicals: Vitamins, sugars and fatty acids in Cistus ladanifer, Cupressus lusitanica and Eucalyptus gunnii leaves
Industrial Crops and Products, 30, 427-430, 2009

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Pedro L.,Sousa M.J.,Novais J.M.,Pais M.S.S.
Callus and suspension cultures from Geranium robertianum L (Geraniaceae)
Biotechnology Letters, 12, 439-442, 1990