Dr. Manuela Pintado

Universidade Católica do Porto

B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1991) and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) in 1999. She is Associate Professor, Director of CBQF – State Associate Laboratory and Associate Director of the College of Biotechnology of UCP. She is the leader of Biobased and Biomedical products group and coordinates the Bioactives and Bioproducts Research Laboratory. She has established strong
interaction with industry for several years mainly in food sector. Main research interest include development and characterization of bioactives and by-product upgrading through bioprocesses and extraction processes aiming to obtain high-added value products to be applied to Food and other industries. She co-authored ca. 330 papers in international journals, a creator of 16 patents and she has been involved in the supervision/co- supervision of 22 concluded PhD theses and coordinated/co-coordinated ca. 80 externally funded projects.