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Ricardo Manuel Abreu de Assunção

Ricardo Manuel Abreu de Assunção

Post-Doc


  • Researcher ID: E-2738-2014
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-4375-0456
  • Department: Food and Nutrition, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: E-2738-2014
  • Title: Projeto Incentivo de Estudos de Biomonitorização Humana de Âmbito Nacional (BioMAN) Supervisor: Paula Alvito Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge Grant reference: BioMAN/DAN/01 Start date: 2018-08-31 End date: 2020-04-30


Research interests

Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health
Risk Assessment
Risk-benefit Assessment
Relationship between food/diet and health impact
Food Toxicology
Food Microbiology

Academic degrees

Degree in Veterinary Medicine
Integrated Master in Veterinary Medicine
PhD in Veterinary Sciences

Scientific activities

Current position:
Invited Scientist at Food and Nutrition Department of National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge
Integrated member of CESAM
Fellow under EU-FORA – The European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme, European Food Safety Authority
Visiting Researcher at Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Research Group for Risk-Benefit

Project Co-coordinator: RiskBenefit4EU (EFSA, international funding)
Member of projects (international): HBM4EU (H2020)
Member of projects (national): earlyMYCO (FCT), INGESTnano (FCT), SafeGrains (FCT)
Supervision of students
Reviewer of Scientific Journals

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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Susana Santiago (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Marta Pires (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): A Influência de Mycoplasma Gallisepticum na Qualidade do Ovo (not a CESAM member)

Honors and Awards

BestPoster

Brigitte Gedek Science Award 2018 by the Society for Mycotoxin Research


Merit Award: Research Award 2016 by IIFA - Doctoral School of the University of Évora.


Fellowships for ERT courses by EUROTOX: eight fellowships relatively to the courses: Cell Toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, Food Toxicology, Risk Assessment, Risk Communication, Immunotoxicology, Ecotoxicology. 


Best Poster Award: Assunção, R., Vasco, E., Nunes, B., Loureiro, S., Martins, C. & Alvito, P. (2015). Risk assessment of Portuguese children dietary exposure to co-occurring mycotoxins in processed cereal-based foods. In 5th MoniQA International Conference "Food and Health - Risks and Benefits" on "Innovative Technologies for Food Quality and Safety Management“ 


Best Poster Award: Assunção, R., Alvito, P., Kleiveland, C. R. & Lea, T. E. (2015). Insights of enteropathogenic effects of mycotoxins on the human intestinal gut mucosa. In 1st International Conference on Food Contaminants


Prémio Intervet Animais de Companhia 2007 (2007)

Projects

10/2017–Present BioMAN “Incentivo de Estudos de Biomonitorização Humana de Âmbito Nacional”
Financial Support: National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal.

03/2017–Present
Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterization Associated to Consumption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Aromatic Heterocyclic Amines from Meat Products Commercialized in Ribeirão Preto/SP
Financial Support: FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation), Brazil & National Food Institute of Heath Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal.
Coordination: Prof. Alessandra Jager, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo (Brazil).

05/2017–Present
Incentivo MICOTOXINAS
"Risk and Health Assessment of Mycotoxins in Food – Burden of Disease of Mycotoxin Exposure"
Financial Support: National Food Institute of Heath Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal.
Coordination: Dr. Paula Alvito, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon (Portugal).
Collaboration with National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark).

01/2017–Present
HBM4EU
"European Human Biomonitoring Initiative"
Financial Support: Horizon 2020.
Coordination: German Environment Agency (Germany) & VITO (Belgium).

01/2017–Present
“Risk assessment of patulin intake through apple-based food by Serbian population”
Financial Support: Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad & Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia) & National Food Institute of Heath Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal.
Coordination: Prof. Ljilja Torovic, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad & Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia).

11/2015–Present
ImPARAS COST Action FA1402
“Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for New Food Proteins”
“Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for New Food Proteins”, http://imparas.eu/

09/2013–12/2015MycoMix (PTDC/DTP-FTO/0417/2012)
"Exploring the toxic effects of mixtures of mycotoxins in infant food and potential health impact"
Financial Support: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.
Coordination: Dr. Paula Alvito, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon (Portugal).

Education

September 2012 - July 2017: PhD in Veterinary Sciences. Évora University (UÉvora), Évora (Portugal) in collaboration with National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Food and Nutrition Department, Lisbon (Portugal) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Aveiro (Portugal). Title: Children exposure to multiple mycotoxins through food consumption: a holistic approach for risk assessment. Scientific supervision: Dr. Paula Alvito (INSA, CESAM); Dr. Elsa Vasco (INSA); Professor Elsa Leclerc Duarte (UÉvora).


2008: Integrated Master in Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal). Title: Enterobacter sakazakii on milk powder formula for children: implementation of the detection method and microbiological evaluation of samples trade in Lisbon district (https://www.repository.utl.pt/bitstream/10400.5/862/1/Enterobacter%20sakazakii.pdf). 


2002 – 2008: Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal). 


CESAM Funding: