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Job title: 
Professor
Eurocaroten role: 
Management Committee
First name: 
Cristina L.M.
Last name: 
Silva
Short research description: 

Cristina L.M. Silva is Associate Professor at Portuguese Catholic University – College of Biotechnology (ESB) (http://www.cbqf.esb.ucp.pt/en/docentes-cristina-silva-en). She is Chem. Eng. and PhD in Biotechnology and Food Engineering, and is involved in research on quality and safety of processed foods and by-products, with special emphasis on mathematical modelling and optimisation of the processes. Her research interests are focused on: (i) design and optimization of food/by-products process conditions; (ii) predictive microbiology as a tool to optimize food processes; (iii) evaluation of food quality changes due to conventional and novel processing; (iv) evaluation of food quality and safety changes during storage; and (v) formulation of new foods. More specific research interests can be described by the following keywords: fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, sensory analysis, thermal processes, non-thermal innovative processes (such as ozonation, ultrasonic and UV radiation, as novel preservation techniques for fruits and vegetables), drying and freezing. She is also working on sterilization of medical devices. She published 115 papers in refereed international journals – which have received to date 1585 cites since 1996 listed by the ISI® web of knowledge and has an Elsevier SCOPUS® h-index of 25 - http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0495-3955

She has been institutional leader of several national and international projects, and coordinator of the projects ISEKI_Food 3 and ISEKI_Mundus 2 (http://www.iseki-food.eu), and FP7 KBBE project Track_Fast (http://www.trackfast.eu). She is also editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Food Studies (http://www.iseki-food-ejournal.com).

Cristina Silva is past-president of ISEKI_ Food Association (http://www.iseki-food.net), member of the executive committees of EFFoST (http://www.effost.org/) and IFA, and member of the IUFoST Education Committee (http://www.iufost.org/core-curricula).

She is currently responsible for the International Relations, coordinator of the 3rd cycle degrees, president of the pedagogic committee at ESB, member of the directive board of the state research center – CBQF (http://cbqf.esb.ucp.pt/), and Principal Investigator of CBQF "Food risk mitigation tools and strategies" research group.

Techniques routinely used: 
Food Processing: UV-C, Ozone, ultrassounds
Instrumentation/Facilities: 
different HPLC’s, GC’s, GC/MS’s, spectrophotometers and Microscopes, DSC, Lyophilizer, water activity meter
Country: 
Portugal
City: 
Porto
Institution: 
Universidade Católica Portuguesa/Porto
Department: 
CBQF – Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
Address: 

Rua Arquiteto Lobão Vital, Apartado 2511, 4202-401 Porto, Portugal

Zip Code: 
4202-401
Phone: 
+351 22 5580058
Matrix: 
Foods
Waste
By-products
Plants
Gender: 
Female
WG option 1: 
WG2
WG option 2: 
WG4
Scientific approach: 
Applied
Industrial
Areas: 
Agro-food
Analysis
Other keywords: 
Analysis
Applications
Design
Engineering
Food Quality
Functional Foods
Industry
Processing
Safety
Stability
STMS hosting: 
Yes
Meetings hosting: 
Yes

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