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Liliana Tavares dos Santos

Liliana Tavares dos Santos

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Dept. Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : ResearcherID: G-6478-2013 ; ORCID ID:
  • Title: Biodiversity and systematics of the plant pathogenic genus Phomopsis and its Diaporthe teleomorphs Supervisor: Artur Alves (UA) & Allan J. L. Phillips (UNL) Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) Grant reference: SFRH / BPD / 90684 / 2012 Start date: 2013-04-01 End date: 2019-03-31

Posters in conference

1 - L. Santos, S. Marín, V. Sanchis y A. J. Ramos. Co-ocurrencia de micotoxinas de Fusarium en cereales para alimentacion animal. CESIA - CIBSA 2008, Barcelona, Spain.

2 - L. Santos, S. Marín, V. Sanchis and A.J. Ramos. Co-occurrence of aflatoxins, ochratoxin A and zearalenone in Capsicum powder samples available on the Spanish market. Phyco & Mycotoxins 2010, Merida, Mexico.

3 - Santos L, Marín S, Sanchis V, Ramos AJ. Aspergillus tubingensis, A. ochraceus and A. westerdijkiae growth and ochratoxin A control by fungicides frequently used on Capsicum sp. pre-harvest treatments. An in vitro study. The World Mycotoxin Forum. 6th Conference, 2010, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

4 -Santos L, Lorenzo D, Cassanye A, Brunet N, Portero-Otin M, Serrano JCE. Dietary fibre composition characteristics for optimal technological properties
 A meta-analysis. 2011 EFFoST Annual Meeting, 2011, Berlin, Germany

5 - Serrano JCE, Matt D, Jove M, Bender I, Santos L, Cassanye A, Brunet N, Lorenzo D, Portero-Otin M. Reality of nutritional composition differences between organic vs conventional agriculture. General conclusion to all products could be raised or product individualized analysis should be establish? 2011 EFFoST Annual Meeting, 2011, Berlin, Germany

6 - Santos L, Marín S, Sanchis V, Ramos AJ. Mycobiota And Co-Occurrence Of Mycotoxins In Capsicum Powder Samples Available On The Spanish Market. ISM 2011 Conference, 2011, Mendonza, Argentina.

 7 - L. Santos, C. Barradas, A. Correia, A.J.L. Phillips, A. Alves. Diversity and phylogeny of Diaporthe species from different plant hosts. MICROBOTEC 2013, 2013, Aveiro, Portugal.

8 - Santos L., Correia A., Phillips A.J.L., Alves A. Diaporthe species occurring on Rosaceae in Portugal. XVII Congress of European Mycologists 2015 (Funchal - Portugal, 21 – 25 September 2015)

Participation in research projects

  1. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Co-occurrence of mycotoxins in food. Assessment of potential and real risks. (AGL2007-66416-C05-03). FINANCING ENTITY:Ministry of Education and Science (Spain) DURATION: 2007 to 2010 LEADER RESEARCHER OF SUBPROJECT: Dr. Antonio J. Ramos Girona (University of Lleida).

  2. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: CeRTA. Operation of Plant Products Unit FINANCIAL ENTITY: DIUE - Departament d'Innovació, Universitats i Empresa. DIUE (Spain) DURATION: 2008 to 2009 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Grup Recerca Tecnologia de Productes Vegetals (tpv-Certa).

  3. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Exposure evaluation of the Spanish population of Fusarium toxins FINANCIAL ENTITY: DIUE - MECI - Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain) DURATION: 2009 to 2011 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Vicente Sanchis Almenar

  4. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Consolidated group of Plant Products Unit FINANCIAL ENTITY: DIUE - Departament d'Innovació, Universitats i Empresa. DIUE (Spain) DURATION: 2009 to 2013 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Vicente Sanchis Almenar

  5. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Climate change and new food habits: New scenarios with potential impact on the risk of mycotoxins in Spain FINANCIAL ENTITY: MCIN - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain) DURATION: 2011 to 2013 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Sonia Marin Sillue

  6. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: PICKFIBER - Platform for international collaborative knowledge on food improvement, basesed on ecological resources FINANCIAL ENTITY: ACC10 - Generalitat de Catalunya (INNOVATION 4 WELFARE PROGRAM / INTERREG IVC) (European Union) DURATION: 2009 to 2011 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: David de Lorenzo

  7. TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Caracteritzacio Del Producte Excelsium I Dels Seus Efectes En Diferents Models Cel•Lulars FINANCIAL ENTITY: ANTC - Antientropic Corporation, SL DURATION: 2011 to 2012 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Centre Recerca Nutrigenomica Nutren

Previous scientific and professional activities

1997-1998: Clerk, Mestre Maco - Materiais de Construção, SA - Portugal
October 2001-October 2002: Officie helper, AESBUC - ETGI - Portugal
October 2002-March 2003:Trainee, Unilever R&D Vlaardingen - the Netherlands
February 2004-November 2004: R&D director, Dom Duarte - Indústria de produtos alimentares, Lda - Portugal
September 2005 - February 2006: Clerk, La Cava del Cigarro - Aldeasa - España
February 2006- December 2006: Technical support, Bioser, SA - España
August 2006 - December 2006: Technical support, DRNIngredients, SA - España
January 2007 - December 2007: Scientific technician, Department of Food technology - University of Lleida - Spain
01-01-2007 - 21-01-2011: PhD student, Department of Food technology - University of Lleida - Spain
October 2011 - 10-03-2013: Post-doc, Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida - Espanya

Academic degrees

2011: PhD - Universty of Lleida, Spain

2008: Diploma de Estudios Avanzados - University of Lleida, Spain

2004: Training of Trainers - AESBUC/ETGI, Portugal

2003: Degree in Food Engineering - Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

Domain of specializations

  • molecular taxonomy of moulds

  • cell culture (HMEC, HEK, Raw 264.7, N2A)

  • cells viability

  • oxidative damage

  • anti-inflammatory response

  • Western-blot technique

  • ELISA kits for TNF-a analysis

  • taxonomic keys of Eurotium, Penicillium, Aspergillus and Fusarium

  • ELISA kits for mycotoxin analysis

  • Extractions methods with solid phase extraction columns, immunoaffinity columns and multifunctional columns

  • HPLC methods for detection of mycotoxins.

Present research interests

- Taxonomy of moulds

- Functional foods evaluation

- Evaluation of bioactive effects

- Expanding knowledge in genomics, proteomics and metabolimics

Scientific Supervision

In progress (0)
Concluded (4)
Master (Co-supervisor): Sandra Hilário (not a CESAM member)

supervision of the research activity from an internship student of a mobility program involving the University of Lleida and the Iowa State University (Co-supervisor): Rana Kasper (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Inês Filipa Amaral (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Diana Fernandes (not a CESAM member)


In progress (0)
Concluded (1)
EXPLOCHAR: Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypt seedlings by applying biochar to soils See more


WoS Papers (12)
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (2)
Thesis (0)
Communications (3)
Other Publications (0)

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