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Ana Sofia Pereira Moreira

Ana Sofia Pereira Moreira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID K-5408-2014
  • ORCID 0000-0003-4745-0984
  • Department: Chemistry department
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
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  • 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: 2019-04-30


Research interests

Marine lipidomics
Glycomics

Academic degrees

2016 - PhD in Biochemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2011 - Master (2nd cycle degree) in Analytical Chemistry and Quality, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2009 - Biochemistry (1st cycle degree), University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

1/5/2017 - 28/2/2019: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (BDP/UI51/5041/2017) within framework of the project GENIALG – Genetic diversity exploitation for innovative macro-alga biorefinery (ANR-15-MRSE-0015) funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, under supervision of Dr Rosário Domingues, Department Chemistry, CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

1/7/2016 - 30/4/2017: Post-doctoral fellowship (BPD/DQ/5041/2016), Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2/1/2016 - 1/4/2016: Research fellow (BI/DQ/5041/2016), Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal

1/1/2012 - 31/12/2015: PhD studentship (SFRH/BD/80553/2011), Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal

1/10/2010- 31/12/2011: Research fellow (BI/UI51/5041/2010), Department of Chemistry & QOPNA, University of Aveiro, Portugal

1/12/2008 - 31/11/2009: Scientific initiation studentship (BII/UI89/5041/2008), Department of Chemistry & CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Others

Taught practical courses on mass spectrometry:
- From the basics to LC-MS data acquisition and interpretation (3rd and 4th edition)
- Advanced Course in Lipidomics (2nd edition)
- Advanced Course in Glycomics (1st edition)

Publications

Projects

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): Tânia Isabel Meleiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

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

First degree student (Co-supervisor): Diana Gaspar (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.


2017: Bio-entrepreneur Talent Award | Award attributed during the “Microbiotec’17” for the work “Nonenzymatic production of honey-like oligosaccharides” of S. P. Silva, A. S. P Moreira, M. R. M. Domingues, D. Evtyugin, E. Coelho and M. A. Coimbra.


CESAM Funding: