Isabel Maria Marques Saraiva de Carvalho

Isabel Maria Marques Saraiva de Carvalho

Food science and technology, Integrated no MED
Food science and technology
Integrated no MED

About

Isabel Saraiva de Carvalho graduated in Biochemistry in 1990 (Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon) and obtained a master’s degree in Food Science and Technology in 1993, PhD in Agronomic Engineering in 1999 - Plant Biochemistry Branch (University of Lisbon) and Habilitation in Biological Sciences, Specialty of Biochemistry and Biotechnology in 2022 (University of Algarve). She joined the University of Algarve in 1999, in the Unit of Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnologies

She is currently Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Algarve and Member of the CHANGE Associate Laboratory and MED, responsible for the Food Science Laboratory at UAlg. She supervised 3 postdoctoral works, 8 doctoral works, 22 master's works and more than 30 bachelor's degree works. Published 57 articles in specialized journals and has 12 chapters of books. In her teaching activity she is responsible for several courses in the field of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Works in the area(s) of Natural Sciences/Biological Sciences with emphasis on Food Biochemistry and Food Biotechnology. The main goal is to study plants and algae, from the Mediterranean region, which can be used in human diets, allowing their valorization through the isolation and identification of natural compounds, with bioactive activity. The research group, which she leads, was among the first in the world to study the purslane plant (Portulaca oleracea L.), as a source rich in antioxidant compounds and omega 3 fatty acids, having developed, among others, studies leading to the improvement of knowledge of the metabolic pathway to produce these fatty acids. Currently, the focus is on the identification of bioactive compounds of medicinal plants (used by local populations), with great interest in antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer properties, and which can be introduced into diets leading to potentially beneficial health properties and with relevant interest in the maintenance of type 2 diabetes.

Present Research
  • Mediterranean Plants
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Phytochemicals
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Antioxidants
  • Food Biotechnology/ Biochemistry
Research Interests
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Fatty acids
  • Phytochemicals
  • Diabetes type 2

Personal Information

Institutional Emailicarva@ualg.pt
Outras informações de contactohttps://foodsciencelab.ualg.pt

Publications

CategoryPublication
Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Raja R, Hemaiswarya S, Sridhar S, Alagarsamy A, Ganesan V, Elumalai S, Carvalho IS. 2020. Evaluation of Proximate Composition, Antioxidant Properties, and Phylogenetic Analysis of Two Edible Seaweeds. Smart Science 8:95-100. 10.1080/23080477.2020.1795338Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Narayanan M, Prabhakaran M, Natarajan D, Kandasamy S, Raja R, Carvalho IS, Ashokkumar V, Chinnathambi A, Alharbi SA, Devarayan K, Pugazhendhi A. 2021. Phycoremediation potential of Chlorella sp. on the polluted Thirumanimutharu river water. Chemosphere 277:130246. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130246Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Ganesan V, Raja R, Hemaiswarya S, Carvalho IS, Anand N. 2020. Isolation and characterization of two novel plasmids pCYM01 and pCYM02 of Cylindrospermum stagnale. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 27:535-542. 10.1016/j.sjbs.2019.11.017Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Bljajić K, Brajković A, Čačić A, Vujić L, Jablan J, Saraiva DCI, Zovko KM. 2021. Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, and α-Glucosidase-Inhibiting Activity of Aqueous and Hydroethanolic Extracts of Traditional Antidiabetics from Croatian Ethnomedicine. Horticulturae 7:15. 10.3390/horticulturae7020015Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Ananthi V, Raja R, Carvalho IS, Brindhadevi K, Pugazhendhi A, Arun A. 2021. A realistic scenario on microalgae based biodiesel production: Third generation biofuel. Fuel 284:118965. 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118965Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Arunkumar K, Raja R, Kumar VBS, Joseph A, Shilpa T, Carvalho IS. 2020. Antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of sulfated polysaccharides from five different edible seaweeds. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 10.1007/s11694-020-00661-4Research Group involved: Food science and technology

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Narayanan M, Devarajan N, He Z, Kandasamy S, Ashokkumar V, Raja R, Carvalho IS. 2020. Assessment of microbial diversity and enumeration of metal tolerant autochthonous bacteria from tailings of magnesite and bauxite mines. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.07.652Research Group involved: Food science and technology