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  Liliana Tavares dos Santos  
  Phone: +351 234 370 774 (Ext: 22734)  
  e-mail: ltsantos@ua.pt  
  Category: Post-doctoral fellow  
  Department: Dept. Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
 
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: ResearcherID: G-6478-2013 ; ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4453-5766  
   
     
  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: 2017-03-31
Present research interests

- Taxonomy of moulds


- Functional foods evaluation


- Evaluation of bioactive effects


- Expanding knowledge in genomics, proteomics and metabolimics

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.

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

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

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

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)

Projects
EXPLOCHAR: Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypt seedlings by applying biochar to soils [see details]

Publications
  1. Santos L., Alves A., Alves R. (2017) Evaluating multi-locus phylogenies for species boundaries determination in the genus Diaporthe. Peerj. 5, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3120
  2. Santos L., Phillips A.J.L., Crous P.W., Alves A. (2017) Diaporthe species on Rosaceae with descriptions of D. pyracanthae sp. nov. and D. malorum sp. nov. Mycosphere. 8, 5, 485-511. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5943/mycosphere/8/5/2
  3. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2013) Mycotoxin in Medicinal/Aromatic Herbs - a Review. Boletin Latinoamericano Y Del Caribe De Plantas Medicinales Y Aromaticas. 12, 2, 119-142. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2013) In vitro effect of some fungicides used in cultivation of Capsicum spp. on growth and ochratoxin A production by Aspergillus species. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6, 2, 159-165. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2011) In vitro effect of some fungicides on growth and aflatoxins production by Aspergillus flavus isolated from Capsicum powder. Food Additives And Contaminants Part A-chemistry Analysis Control Exposure & Risk Assessment. 28, 1, 98-106. (see details) ISI paper
  6. Sardinas N., Gil-Serna J., Santos L., Ramos A.J., Gonzalez-Jaen M.T., Patino B., Vazquez C. (2011) Detection of potentially mycotoxigenic Aspergillus species in Capsicum powder by a highly sensitive PCR-based detection method. Food Control. 22, 8, 1363-1366. (see details) ISI paper
  7. Santos L., Marin S., Mateo E.M., Gil-Serna J., Valle-Algarra F.M., Patino B., Ramos A.J. (2011) Mycobiota and co-occurrence of mycotoxins in Capsicum powder. International Journal Of Food Microbiology. 151, 3, 270-276. (see details) ISI paper
  8. Santos L., Kasper R., Gil-Serna J., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2010) Effect of Capsicum carotenoids on growth and ochratoxin A production by chilli and paprika Aspergillus spp. isolates. International Journal Of Food Microbiology. 142, 3, 354-359. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2010) Co-occurrence of aflatoxins, ochratoxin A and zearalenone in Capsicum powder samples available on the Spanish market. Food Chemistry. 122, 3, 826-830. (see details) ISI paper
  10. Santos L., Kasper R., Sardinas N., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2010) Effect of Capsicum carotenoids on growth and aflatoxins production by Aspergillus flavus isolated from paprika and chilli. Food Microbiology. 27, 8, 1064-1070. (see details) ISI paper
  11. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2009) Screening of mycotoxin multicontamination in medicinal and aromatic herbs sampled in Spain. Journal Of The Science Of Food And Agriculture. 89, 10, 1802-1807. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Santos L., Marin S., Sanchis V., Ramos A.J. (2008) Capsicum and mycotoxin contamination: State of the art in a global context. Food Science And Technology International. 14, 1, 5-20. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Liliana Santos, José CE Serrano (2011) Functional food development based on dietary fibre content and bioactive properties. In: Fibre, organic agriculture and saciety. Spain. Pickfiber, 2011. ISBN: 978-84-9743-478-2. (see details)
    Link: http://www.nutren.udl.cat/ftp/pdf/PICKFIBERHandbook_printed.pdf
  2. Liliana Santos, José CE Serrano (2011) Manufacturing procedures to obtain dietary fibre - General consideration for the manufacturing of dietary fibre. In: Fibre, organic agriculture and saciety. Spain. Pickfiber, 2011. ISBN: 978-84-9743-478-2. (see details)
    Link: http://www.nutren.udl.cat/ftp/pdf/PICKFIBERHandbook_printed.pdf
  1. Santos L., Barradas C., Correia A., Phillips A.J.L., Alves A. (2013) Diversity and phylogeny of Diaporthe species from different plant hosts. (see details)
  2. Santos L., Correia A., Phillips A.J.L., Alves A. Diaporthe species occurring on Rosaceae in Portugal. (see details)
  3. Mondello, V., Giambra, S., Conigliaro, G., Santos, L., Alves, A., Burruano, S. Taxonomy, pathogenicity and phylogeny of fungi associated with Botryosphaeria dieback in Sicily. (see details)