Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Taofiq Ayodele Oludemi

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273303419
ORCID: 0000-0003-2822-3532
Scopus Author ID: 56764433800


  • 2015 - MSc. in Biotechnological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2010 - Bachelor degree in Science in Biochemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria


  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction, identification, fractionation and isolation of chemical compounds in natural matrices
  • Development of cosmeceuticals and nutricosmetics formulations with functional properties
  • Nanotechnology procedures as transdermal Delivery Vehicles


VALORNATURAL - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020- SI-IDT - Programas mobilizadores
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2022-08-31
AllNat - Using natural deep eutectic solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds from plant material
Funding body: 02/SAIC/2017
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030463
Principal Investigator:Olga Ferreira
Start: 2018-06-01
End: 2022-05-31
MicoCoating - Valorização dos recursos florestais e micológicos para otimização de revestimentos
Funding body: PDR 2020- 1.0.1- Grupos operacionais
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2017-05-01
End: 2021-03-31

Total results: 23
Marcelino S.,Mandim F.,Taofiq O.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Finimundy T.C.,Prieto M.A.,Barros L.
Valorization of Punica granatum L. Leaves Extracts as a Source of Bioactive Molecules
Pharmaceuticals, 16, , 2023

Pascoalino L.A.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Taofiq O.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.,Reis F.S.
Biochemistry of secondary metabolism of fungi
Natural Secondary Metabolites: From Nature, Through Science, to Industry, 437-474, 2023

Ayuso M.,Carpena M.,Taofiq O.,Albuquerque T.G.,Simal-Gandara J.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Prieto M.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Fig “Ficus carica L.” and its by-products: A decade evidence of their health-promoting benefits towards the development of novel food formulations
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 127, 1-13, 2022

Marçal S.,Sousa A.S.,Taofiq O.,Antunes F.,Morais A.M.M.B.,Freitas A.C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Pintado M.
Impact of postharvest preservation methods on nutritional value and bioactive properties of mushrooms
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 110, 418-431, 2021

Silva A.R.,Taofiq O.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Hypericum genus cosmeceutical application – A decade comprehensive review on its multifunctional biological properties
Industrial Crops and Products, 159, , 2021

Taofiq O.,Silva A.R.,Costa C.,Ferreira I.,Nunes J.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization of ergosterol extraction from: Pleurotus mushrooms using response surface methodology
Food and Function, 11, 5887-5897, 2020

Antunes F.,Marçal S.,Taofiq O.,Morais A.M.M.B.,Freitas A.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Pintado M.
Valorization of mushroom by-products as a source of value-added compounds and potential applications
Molecules, 25, , 2020

Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Stojković D.,Pereira C.,Taofiq O.,Di Gioia F.,Tzortzakis N.,Soković M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
Cotton and cardoon byproducts as potential growing media components for Cichorium spinosum L. commercial cultivation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 240, , 2019

Taofiq O.,Corrêa R.C.G.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.,Bracht A.,Peralta R.M.,González-Paramás A.M.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
A comparative study between conventional and non-conventional extraction techniques for the recovery of ergosterol from Agaricus blazei Murrill
Food Research International, 125, , 2019

Petropoulos S.,Taofiq O.,Fernandes Â.,Tzortzakis N.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.
Bioactive properties of greenhouse-cultivated green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) under biostimulants and water-stress effect
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 99, 6049-6059, 2019

Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes I.P.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Phenolic acids, cinnamic acid, and ergosterol as cosmeceutical ingredients: Stabilization by microencapsulation to ensure sustained bioactivity
Microchemical Journal, 147, 469-477, 2019

Taofiq O.,Rodrigues F.,Barros L.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.
Mushroom ethanolic extracts as cosmeceuticals ingredients: Safety and ex vivo skin permeation studies
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 127, 228-236, 2019

Taofiq O.,Rodrigues F.,Barros L.,Peralta R.M.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.
Agaricus blazei Murrill from Brazil: An ingredient for nutraceutical and cosmeceutical applications
Food and Function, 10, 565-572, 2019

Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes I.P.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Mushroom-based cosmeceutical ingredients: Microencapsulation and in vitro release profile
Industrial Crops and Products, 124, 44-52, 2018

Taofiq O.,Fernandes Â.,Barros L.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
UV-irradiated mushrooms as a source of vitamin D2: A review
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 70, 82-94, 2017

Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
The potential of Ganoderma lucidum extracts as bioactive ingredients in topical formulations, beyond its nutritional benefits
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 108, 139-147, 2017

Taofiq O.,González-Paramás A.M.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,McPhee D.J.
Hydroxycinnamic acids and their derivatives: Cosmeceutical significance, challenges and future perspectives, a review
Molecules, 22, , 2017

Taofiq O.,González-Paramás A.M.,Martins A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Mushrooms extracts and compounds in cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and nutricosmetics-A review
Industrial Crops and Products, 90, 38-48, 2016

Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,Barreiro M.F.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of Mushroom-Based cosmeceutical formulations with Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tyrosinase, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties
Molecules, 21, , 2016

Taofiq O.,Martins A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Anti-inflammatory potential of mushroom extracts and isolated metabolites
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 50, 193-210, 2016

Taofiq O.,Calhelha R.,Heleno S.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Queiroz M.,Ferreira I.
The contribution of phenolic acids to the anti-inflammatory activity of mushrooms: Screening in phenolic extracts, individual parent molecules and synthesized glucuronated and methylated derivatives
Food Research International, 76, 821-827, 2015