MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Josiana Adelaide Vaz

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273330985
E-mail: josiana@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-6989-1169
Scopus Author ID: 16305323200

Career

  • Since 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2009 - 2014: Equated to Assisten Professor,Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2008 - 2009: Clinical Analysis and Public Health Technique (2nd Class), Laboratório de Análises Clínicas do Tâmega, Lda., Chaves, Portugal

Roles

  • 2015 - 2016: Program director BSc degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
  • Since 2013: Elected member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança; Member of the Scientific Technical Council of the School of Health of IPBh
  • 2012 - 2014: Accreditation committee member
  • Since 2009: Erasmus Coordinator; International Mobility Coordinator; ECTS Coordinator (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
  • 2009 - 2015: Member of the commission of the BSc degree of Clinical Analysis and Public Health
  • Since 2007: Member of the organization committee of several scientific events; Member of the Scientific Committee of of several scientific events; Students supervision of researching projects in the work of final

Qualifications

  • 2012 - PhD. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 - MSc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2007 - First degree in Clinical and Public Health Analyses, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 - 1º Price – Poster, International scientific event, Congresso Internacional de Enfermagem de Reabilitação, Vila Nova de Gaia
  • 2012 - Best Scientific Poster, National scientific event, V Jornadas de Análises Clínica se de Saúde Pública, IPB, Bragança

Interests

  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods: development of nutraceuticals and innovative food formulations with functional properties

Projects:

TextBlueStyle - Obtenção de corantes azuis naturais e sustentáveis para aplicação têxtil
Funding body: LA CAIXA
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ricardo Costa Calhelha
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2026-06-30
NET4FOOD - Red de INVESTIGACION e innovacion para el sector alimentario en la region transfronteriza
Funding body: POCTEP 2021-2027
Reference: 0033_NET4FOOD_1_P
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2023-04-01
End: 2025-12-31
Acorn4Med - Enhancement of acorn forest waste for application in biomedicine
Funding body: LA CAIXA
Reference: PV20-00038
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-04-01
End: 2024-03-31
WASTESILK - Silk Sericin as an industrial wastewater with valuable biomedical potential
Funding body: FCT
Reference: PTDC/BTA-BTA/0696/2020
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-03-29
End: 2024-03-28
- Um painel de (bio)marcadores para a vigilância da saúde e da segurança do bombeiro
Funding body: FCT
Reference: PCIF/SSO/0017/2018
Start: 2020-01-01
End: 2023-12-31
Bio4drinks - Obtenção de Ingredientes Naturais Multifuncionais para a Indústria de Bebidas
Funding body: NORTE 2020
Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-113508
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2023-06-30
INTEGRAVALOR - Estratégia integrada de valorização de subprodutos agroalimentares
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-072241
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-30
PlantCovid - Aplicações de extratos de plantas com ação dirigida ao SARS-CoV-2
Funding body: NORTE 2020
Reference: NORTE-01-02B/-FEDER-054870
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-14
End: 2021-12-31

Total results: 37
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Paiva A.M.,Barros B.,Oliveira M.,Alves S.,Esteves F.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.,Slezáková K.,Teixeira J.P.,Costa S.,Morais S.
Biomonitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure and short-time health effects in wildland firefighters during real-life fire events
Science of the Total Environment, 926, , 2024

2
Albuquerque B.R.,Finimundy T.C.,Pinela J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Corrêa R.C.G.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barros L.
Exploring the bioactive compounds from berry biowaste: Eugenia involucrata DC. as a study case
Food Bioscience, 58, , 2024

3
Esteves F.,Slezakova K.,Madureira J.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.,Morais S.,do Carmo Pereira M.,Teixeira J.P.,Costa S.
Firefighters’ Occupational Exposure in Preparation for Wildfire Season: Addressing Biological Impact
Toxics, 12, , 2024

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Rahal I.L.,Dias A.B.,Canonico Silva G.C.,Vieira de Araújo Bento M.C.,Ayob Casalvara R.F.,Gonçalves J.E.,Colauto N.B.,Linde G.A.,Mandim F.,Vaz J.,Barros L.,do Valle J.S.,Gazim Z.C.
Pachira aquatica: biological activity and chemical composition of leaves, flowers, and seeds
Natural Product Research, , 2024

6
Barros B.,Paiva A.M.,Oliveira M.,Alves S.,Esteves F.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.,Slezakova K.,Costa S.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.
Baseline data and associations between urinary biomarkers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, blood pressure, hemogram, and lifestyle among wildland firefighters
Frontiers in Public Health, 12, , 2024

7
Slezakova K.,Esteves F.,Vaz J.,Costa S.,Alves M.J.,Madureira J.,Barros B.,Fernandes A.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.,Pereira M.C.
Indoor Air Quality at Portuguese Firehouses
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 492, 433-442, 2024

8
Silva G.C.C.,Machado M.d.A.,Sakumoto K.,Inumaro R.S.,Gonçalves J.E.,Mandim F.,Vaz J.,do Valle J.S.,Faria M.G.I.,Ruiz S.P.,Piau Junior R.,Gonçalves D.D.,Gazim Z.C.
Cellular Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antiproliferative Activities from the Flowers, Leaves and Fruits of Gallesia integrifolia Spreng Harms
Molecules, 28, , 2023

9
Albuquerque B.R.,Finimundy T.C.,Pinela J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Mandim F.,Vaz J.,Corrêa R.C.G.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barros L.
Brazilian berry waste as a source of bioactive compounds: grumixama (Eugenia brasiliensis Lam.) as a case study
Food and Function, 14, 3994-4005, 2023

10
Alves S.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.
Exploring Clinical Trials to Manage Firefighters’ Sleep Quality: A PRISMA Compliant Systematic Review
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, , 2023

11
Calhelha R.C.,Shiraishi C.S.H.,Ribeiro L.,Carocho M.,Abreu R.,Coutinho P.,Barros L.,Vaz J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
New trends from fungi secondary metabolism in the pharmaceutical industry
Natural Secondary Metabolites: From Nature, Through Science, to Industry, 823-850, 2023

12
Slezakova K.,Esteves F.,Vaz J.,Alves M.J.,Madureira J.,Costa S.,Fernandes A.,Teixeira J.P.,Morais S.,Pereira M.C.
Occupational Exposure of Firefighters in Non-fire Settings
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 449, 79-88, 2023

13
Fischer T.E.,Marcondes A.,Zardo D.M.,Nogueira A.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.A.,Barros L.,Zielinski A.A.F.,Alberti A.
Bioactive Activities of the Phenolic Extract from Sterile Bracts of Araucaria angustifolia
Antioxidants, 11, , 2022

14
Silva A.S.,Costa E.C.,Reis S.,Spencer C.,Calhelha R.C.,Miguel S.P.,Ribeiro M.P.,Barros L.,Vaz J.A.,Coutinho P.
Silk Sericin: A Promising Sustainable Biomaterial for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications
Polymers, 14, , 2022

15
Xavier V.,Finimundy T.C.,Heleno S.A.,Amaral J.S.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Mediavilla I.,Esteban L.S.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Chemical and bioactive characterization of the essential oils obtained from three mediterranean plants
Molecules, 26, , 2021

16
Gache L.S.D.S.,Vaz J.,Almeida-De-Souza J.
Systematic Review of the Effects of Coffee or Its Components on Platelets and Their Regulators
Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research, 11, 51-64, 2021

17
Alves P.,Morais C.,Miranda L.,Pereira M.J.V.,Vaz J.
Digital tools in higher education in the context of Covid-19
Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI, , 2021

18
Alves P.,Morais C.,Miranda L.,Pereira M.J.,Vaz J.
Remote learning: Students’ satisfaction and perspectives in higher education
Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL, 18-26, 2021

19
Oliveira M.,Costa S.,Vaz J.,Fernandes A.,Slezakova K.,Delerue-Matos C.,Teixeira J.P.,Carmo Pereira M.,Morais S.
Firefighters exposure to fire emissions: Impact on levels of biomarkers of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and genotoxic/oxidative-effects
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 383, , 2020

20
Petropoulos S.,Fernandes Â.,Pereira C.,Tzortzakis N.,Vaz J.,Soković M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bioactivities, chemical composition and nutritional value of Cynara cardunculus L. seeds
Food Chemistry, 289, 404-412, 2019

21
Karkanis A.C.,Fernandes Â.,Vaz J.,Petropoulos S.,Georgiou E.,Ciric A.,Sokovic M.,Oludemi T.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition and bioactive properties of: Sanguisorba minor Scop. under Mediterranean growing conditions
Food and Function, 10, 1340-1351, 2019

22
Carvalho A.S.,Fernandes A.P.,Gallego A.B.,Vaz J.A.,Vega M.S.
The relation of sports with sleep quality and anthropometric measures at secondary schools
Journal of Sport and Health Research, 11, 91-106, 2019

23
Barreira E.,Novo A.,Vaz J.A.,Pereira A.M.G.
Dietary program and physical activity impact on biochemical markers in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review
Atencion Primaria, 50, 590-610, 2018

24
Senio S.,Pereira C.,Vaz J.,Sokovic M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Dehydration process influences the phenolic profile, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Galium aparine L.
Industrial Crops and Products, 120, 97-103, 2018

25
Jabeur I.,Martins N.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.,Achour L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Contribution of the phenolic composition to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor potential of Equisetum giganteum L. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop.
Food and Function, 8, 975-984, 2017

26
Oliveira M.,Slezakova K.,Pereira M.C.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.A.,Delerue-Matos C.,Morais S.
Firefighter's occupational exposure to PM2.5 and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV, 73-76, 2016

27
Oliveira M.,Slezakova K.,Pereira M.C.,Fernandes A.,Vaz J.A.,Delerue-Matos C.,Morais S.
Firefighter’s occupational exposure to PM2.5 and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV - Selected, Extended and Revised Contributions from the International Symposium Occupational Safety and Hygiene, 2016, 73-76, 2016

28
Santos T.d.,Tavares C.,Sousa D.,Vaz J.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Martins A.,Almeida G.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vasconcelos M.H.
Suillus luteus methanolic extract inhibits cell growth and proliferation of a colon cancer cell line
Food Research International, 53, 476-481, 2013

29
Vaz J.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Tavares C.,Almeida G.M.,Martins A.,Helena Vasconcelos M.
Suillus collinitus methanolic extract increases p53 expression and causes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in a breast cancer cell line
Food Chemistry, 135, 596-602, 2012

30
Vaz J.A.,Almeida G.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Martins A.,Vasconcelos M.H.
Clitocybe alexandri extract induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in a lung cancer cell line: Identification of phenolic acids with cytotoxic potential
Food Chemistry, 132, 482-486, 2012

31
Vaz J.A.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition of wild edible mushrooms and antioxidant properties of their water soluble polysaccharidic and ethanolic fractions
Food Chemistry, 126, 610-616, 2011

32
Vaz J.A.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Morais J.S.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic profile of seventeen Portuguese wild mushrooms
LWT, 44, 343-346, 2011

33
Vaz J.A.,Heleno S.A.,Martins A.,Almeida G.M.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Wild mushrooms Clitocybe alexandri and Lepista inversa: In vitro antioxidant activity and growth inhibition of human tumour cell lines
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 2881-2884, 2010

34
Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vaz J.A.,Vasconcelos M.H.,Martins A.
Compounds from wild mushrooms with antitumor potential
Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 10, 424-436, 2010

35
Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Vaz J.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Baptista P.,Estevinho L.M.
Antimicrobial activity and bioactive compounds of Portuguese wild edible mushrooms methanolic extracts
European Food Research and Technology, 225, 151-156, 2007

36
Padgaonkar K.A.,Revankar S.N.,Bhatt A.D.,Vaz J.A.,Desai N.D.,D'Sa S.,Shah V.,Gandewar K.
Comparative bioequivalence study of rifampicin and isoniazid combinations in healthy volunteers
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 3, 627-631, 1999

37
Bhatt A.,Vaz J.,Padgaonkar K.
Clinical relevance of reduced bioavailability of rifampicin
Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 46, 729-731, 1998