Sónia Andreia Oliveira Santos

Assistant Researcher

Short CV

Sonia Santos, born in 1983 (Aveiro, Portugal), was graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2006 at the New University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL, Portugal), after a 6 months training period at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e Netherlands) working on the recovery and regeneration of thermo-reversible ion exchanger surfactants. In 2012, she obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Aveiro (UA, Portugal) with C. Pascoal Neto and A. J. D. Silvestre working on the chararacterization of phenolic fraction of forest industrial by-products. Currently, she is a researcher at the Associate Laboratory CICECO and her research focuses on the bioprospection of health-promoting components from Natural resources. Her interests have been focused on the bioprospection of natural resources, namely in the detailed characterization of their extractives, the development of green and sustainable extraction methodologies and upgrading of bioactive extracts in valuable applications. Sonia has a vast experience in the characterization of bioactive components from natural sources, particulalry using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry; in the development of green extraction methodologies; and upgrading of natural extracts/fractions for high value applications. Sonia has a consolidated network of collaborations and also participes or participated in several national and international projects. She is author/co-author of 64 papers, 2 book chapter, H-index 22, + 1500 citations.

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sonia_Santos7/?ev=hdr_xprf



present research group

Member of the Associate Laboratory CICECO in the interdisciplinary group of Biorefineries, Biobased materials and Recycling (Group 5, Line 3: Sustainability and Biomaterials).

Ongoing Supervisions



Chromatographic Separation of Phenolic Compounds from Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Development and Validation of a New Method Based on a Biphenyl HPLC Column

Ferro, MD; Santos, SAO; Silvestre, AJD; Duarte, MF
ISBN: 1422-0067

Antimicrobial activity of pomegranate peel extracts performed by high pressure and enzymatic assisted extraction

Alexandre, EMC; Silva, S; Santos, SAO; Silvestre, AJD; Duarte, MF; Saraiva, JA; Pintado, M
ISBN: 1873-7145

Current Research on the Bioprospection of Linear Diterpenes from Bifurcaria bifurcata: From Extraction Methodologies to Possible Applications

Pais, ACS; Saraiva, JA; Rocha, SM; Silvestre, AJD; Santos, SAO
2019, MARINE DRUGS, 17, 10.
ISBN: 1660-3397

Vine Waste Valorisation: Integrated Approach for the Prospection of Bioactive Lipophilic Phytochemicals

Salvador, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Silva, AMS; Santos, SAO; Rocha, SM; Silvestre, AJD
ISBN: 1422-0067

High pressure extraction of bioactive diterpenes from the macroalgae Bifurcaria bifurcata: an efficient and environmentally friendly approach

Pais, ACS; Pinto, CA; Ramos, PAB; Pinto, RJB; Rosa, D; Duarte, MF; Abreu, MH; Rocha, SM; Saraiva, JA; Silvestre, AJD; Santos, SAO
2019, RSC ADVANCES, 9, 68, 39893-39903.
ISBN: 2046-2069

The Quest for Phenolic Compounds from Macroalgae: A Review of Extraction and Identification Methodologies

Santos, SAO; Felix, R; Pais, ACS; Rocha, SM; Silvestre, AJD
2019, BIOMOLECULES, 9, 12.
ISBN: 2218-273X

Valorisation of bark lipophilic fractions from three Portuguese Salix species: A systematic study of the chemical composition and inhibitory activity on Escherichia coli

Ramos, PAB; Moreirinha, C; Santos, SAO; Almeida, A; Freire, CSR; Silva, AMS; Silvestre, AJD
ISBN: 1872-633X

The Health-Promoting Potential of Salix spp. Bark Polar Extracts: Key Insights on Phenolic Composition and In Vitro Bioactivity and Biocompatibility

Ramos, PAB; Moreirinha, C; Silva, S; Costa, EM; Veiga, M; Coscueta, E; Santos, SAO; Almeida, A; Pintado, MM; Freire, CSR; Silva, AMS; Silvestre, AJD
2019, ANTIOXIDANTS, 8, 12.
ISBN: 2076-3921

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nanostructured cellulose membranes loaded with phenolic-based ionic liquids for cutaneous application

Morais, ES; Silva, NHCS; Sintra, TE; Santos, SAO; Neves, BM; Almeida, IF; Costa, PC; Correia-Sa, I; Ventura, SPM; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, MG; Freire, CSR
2019, CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, 206, 187-197.
ISBN: 1879-1344

Lipidomics Reveals Similar Changes in Serum Phospholipid Signatures of Overweight and Obese Pediatric Subjects

Anjos, S; Feiteira, E; Cerveira, F; Melo, T; Reboredo, A; Colombo, S; Dantas, R; Costa, E; Moreira, A; Santos, S; Campos, A; Ferreira, R; Domingues, P; Domingue, MRM
2019, JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 18, 8, 3174-3183.
ISBN: 1535-3907

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