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Ana Sofia Pereira Moreira

Ana Sofia Pereira Moreira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID
  • Department: Chemistry department
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Identificadores de autor/Author identifiers: 0000-0003-4745-0984
  • Title: Biochemical characterization of macroalgae biomass Supervisor: Maria do Rosário Domingues Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Project GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro­ALGal biorefinery Grant reference: BDP/UI51/5041/2017 Start date: 2017-05-01 End date: 2018-04-30



Omics4Algae - Lipidomic tools for chemical phenotyping, traceability and valorisation of seaweeds from aquaculture as a sustainable source of high added-value compounds See more

GENIALG - Genetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-algal biorefinery See more

Scientific Supervision

First degree student (Main Supervisor): Helena Beatriz Cinza Santos Leal Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

First degree student (Main Supervisor): Inês Guerra (not a CESAM member)

First degree student (Co-supervisor): Maria João da Silva Vieira (not a CESAM member)

First degree student (Co-supervisor): Marta dos Santos Margarido (not a CESAM member)

First degree student (Co-supervisor): Eva Vilhena (not a CESAM member)

Prizes and awards received

2009: Award “Águas São Cristovão” | Award funded by “Foliowaters - Exploração de águas naturais, Lda.” for the best student of science and engineering courses, fellow of the social services of the UA.

2013: Best Poster Award | Award attributed during the 2nd International Congress on Cocoa Coffee and Tea” (Naples, Italy) for the work “Hydroxyl radical-induced oxidation of arabinotriose, a model of coffee arabinogalactan side chains” of M. Domingues, A. Moreira, E. Costa, D. Evtyugin, F. Nunes and M. Coimbra.

2014: Best Poster Award | Award attributed during the XXVIII International conference on challenges in chemistry and biology of carbohydrates (Dehradun, India) for the work “Sequential microwave assisted extraction of arabinogalactans and galactomannans from spent coffee grounds” of C. Passos, A. Moreira, M. Domingues, D. Evtuguin and M. Coimbra.

2015: Award for the best 3rd cycle degree student of the Chemistry Department | Award attributed during the 2nd Gala Dinner organized by “Núcleo de Estudantes de Química (NEQ-AAUAv)”.

2017: Second Best Poster Award | Award attributed during the “Chemical Reactions in Foods VIII (CRF 2017)” (Prague) for the work “Understanding roasting-induced modifications in coffee polysaccharides using mass spectrometry” of A. S. P. Moreira, F. M. Nunes, M. R. M. Domingues and M. A. Coimbra.

Current Research Interests

Marine lipidomics

Lipids in health and disease



Short CV

Ana S. P. Moreira received her first degree in Biochemistry in 2009, her Master in Analytical Chemistry and Quality in 2011, and her PhD degree in Biochemistry in 2016, all at the University of Aveiro (UA, Portugal). Presently, she is Post-Doc at the Mass Spectrometry Centre (Department of Chemistry, UA) in the framework of the project GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro­ALGal biorefinery, funded by European Union’ s Horizon 2020.

Since 2012, she has been conducted research work in the field of structural characterization of different biomolecules, specially carbohydrates and lipids, from different matrices, using glycomics and lipidomics approaches. During this period, she has been working with different mass spectrometers, also coupled to liquid and gas chromatography apparatus, developing excellent skills in analysis of mass spectrometry data. During her PhD, she performed a one-month research work in the Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (lCTAN-CSIC, Madrid, Spain), gaining experience in some cell biology techniques.

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