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PhD degree in Biotechnology (Food Science and Technology) from the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Ana Maria Gomes has a bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Coimbra.  She is Associate Professor at Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she is also a member of the Directive Board of the Research Center - CBQF -, and a member of the Ethics Committee of UCP – Porto Regional Centre, and from the  Management Board of Integralar - Knowledge division (PortugalFoods), both in representation of the Faculty of Biotechnology. She has co-authored more than 120 papers in international journals and has supervised/co-supervised more than 14 PhD theses. 

Her major research interests focus: (i) development, characterization and biological validation of nutraceutical ingredients and functional foods (dairy, legume and cereal-based); (ii) valorization of marine-derived by-products and resources (algae); (iii) use of probiotic strains as cell factories, and (iv) micro- or nanoencapsulation. Her teaching activity involves Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health and Pharmacodynamics and Nutrition.