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Paula Cristina Alvito

Paula Cristina Alvito

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: B-6977-2014
  • ORCID: 0000-01-8396-1357
  • Department: Food and Nutrition; National Institute of Health
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: B-6977-2014


Research interests

food safety
food contaminants
food toxicology
mycotoxins
risk assessment
bioavailability
risk-benefit assessment of foods
human biomonitoring

Academic degrees

1986- Degree Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa
2001- PhD Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa "Determinaçao de toxinas Paralizantes (PSP) de dinoflagelados marinhos e bactérias associadas"

Scientific activities

1988-89- Fellowship National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge, IP, Lisbon (INSA) on Laboratory of Experimental Microbiology (LME), working on determination of marine biotoxins by chemical and mice bioassys
1989-2001- Research Assistant, INSA, Laboratory of Experimental Microbiology (LME), developing studies on marine biotoxins research and associated bacteria
2001 until now- Scientific researcher at Food and Nutrition Department, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisboa, PT and CESAM integrated member (2016)
Ongoing activities:
Projet coordinator: RB4EU (EFSA, international funding), earlyMYCO (FCT, national funding)
Member of projects (international): HBM4EU (Chemical Group Leader for mycotoxins, H2020)
Member of projects (national): INGESTnano, SafeGrains
Member of Editorial Board: World Mycotoxin Journal
Coordination international Conferences: ICFC2015,17,19 and science communication meetings (Science and culture: what a mixture!)
PhD and MSc supervison,
Reviewer scientifc journals on food safety

Publications

Projects

earlyMYCO - Early-life exposure to MYCOtoxins and its impact on health See more

Human Biomonitoring for Europe - Science and policy for a healthy future See more

RiskBenefit4EU: Partnering to strengthen the risk-benefit assessment within EU using a holistic approach See more

Mycomix-Exploring the toxic effects of mixtures of mycotoxins in infant food and potential health impact See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): André Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Mariana Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tânia Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria João Barreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Tavares (not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Ana Tavares (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Teles Martins (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Manuel Abreu de Assunção (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Paula Cristina Santos (not a CESAM member)

Participation in research projects and networks

earlyMYCO
RB4EU
HBM4EU
MYCOMIX
earlyMYCO - early-life exposure to MYCOtoxins and its impact on health/Exposição precoce a MICOtoxinas e potencial impacto na saúde (PTDC/MED-TOX/28762/2017), FCT. Coordinator.


RiskBenefit4EU - Partnering to strengthen The Risk Benefit Assessment within EU using a holistic approach (GP/EFSA/AFSCO/2017/01 - GA02), EFSA. Coordinator.


Projeto Incentivo de Estudos de Biomonitorização Humana de Âmbito Nacional (BioMAN), INSA. Coordinator.


SafeGrains, Contaminação de cereais e derivados armazenados por pragas de insectos e fungos/Stored grain contamination by insect pests and fungi (PTDC/ASP‐PLA/28350/2017). FCT


INGESTnano- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity of Ingested Nanomaterials/ Mecanismos Celulares e Moleculares de Toxicidade dos Nanomateriais Ingeridosand toxicity of ingested nanomaterials  (PTDC/SAU-PUB/29481/2017), FCT



Avaliação da exposição e caracterização de risco associado ao consumo de hidrocarbonetos policíclicos aromáticos e amidas heterocíclicas aromáticas em alimentos cárneos comercializados em Ribeirão Preto/SP (2016-17)

The European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU). H2020, 2017-21.


MYCOMIX, Exploring the toxic effects of  mixtures of mycotoxins in infant food and  potential health impact FCT (PTDC/DTP-FTO/0417/2012). Coordinator.


CESAM, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon


COST Action FA 1005 INFOGEST, EU. Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process, http://www.cost-infogest.eu/


COST ACTION FA 1402 ImpARAS (2014-19). Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for new proteins; http://www.imparas.eu


Total Diet Study Exposure- FP7-KBBE , Proj Nº289108


 


CESAM Funding: