Ana Cristina Pinheiro

Post-Doc


Qualifications

  • 2013: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2007: Integrated Master on Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

  • Ongoing: Optimized nanosystems for bioactive compounds delivery: digestion, release and absorption behaviour
  • 2009 - 2013: Development of nanostructures for aplication in food technology – evaluation of their in vitro behaviour

Projects


Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Micro- and nano bio-based delivery systems for food applications: In vitro behavior
  • Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 243, 23-45, 2017
2
Physico-chemical stability and in vitro digestibility of beta-carotene-loaded lipid nanoparticles of cupuacu butter (Theobroma grandiflorum) produced by the phase inversion temperature (PIT) method
  • Journal of Food Engineering, 192, 93-102, 2017
3
Lactoferrin-based nanoparticles as a vehicle for iron in food applications – Development and release profile
  • Food Research International, 90, 16-24, 2016
4
Influence of chitosan coating on protein-based nanohydrogels properties and in vitro gastric digestibility
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 60, 109-118, 2016
5
In vitro digestion and stability assessment of β-lactoglobulin/riboflavin nanostructures
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 58, 89-97, 2016
6
In vitro behaviour of curcumin nanoemulsions stabilized by biopolymer emulsifiers – Effect of interfacial composition
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 52, 460-467, 2016
7
Probiotic-loaded microcapsule system for human in situ folate production: Encapsulation and system validation
  • Food Research International, 90, 25-32, 2016
8
Bacterial cellulose-lactoferrin as an antimicrobial edible packaging
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 58, 126-140, 2016
9
Edible bio-based nanostructures: delivery, absorption and potential toxicity
  • Food Engineering Reviews, 7(4), 491-513, 2015
10
Hollow chitosan/alginate nanocapsules for bioactive compound delivery
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 79, 95-102, 2015
11
Development and characterization of lactoferrin-GMP nanohydrogels: Evaluation of pH, ionic strength and temperature effect
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 48, 292-300, 2015
12
Chitosan/Fucoidan multilayer nanocapsules as a vehicle for controlled release of bioactive compounds
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 115, 1-9, 2015
13
Characterization, physicochemical stability, and evaluation of in vitro digestibility of solid lipid microparticles produced with palm kernel oil and tristearin
  • Food Science and Technology (Campinas), 34, 532-538, 2014
14
Design of bio-nanosystems for oral delivery of functional compounds
  • Food Engineering Reviews, 6(1-2), 1-19, 2014
15
Physical characterisation of an alginate/lysozyme nano-laminate coating and its evaluation on ‘coalho’ cheese shelf life
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7(4), 1088-1098, 2014
16
Unravelling the behaviour of curcumin nanoemulsions during in vitro digestion: effect of the surface charge
  • Soft Matter, 9, 3147-3154, 2013
17
Transport mechanism of macromolecules on hydrophilic bio-polymeric matrices - Diffusion of protein-based compounds from chitosan films
  • Journal of Food Engineering, 116(3), 633-638, 2013
18
Biocomposite films based on κ-carrageenan/locust bean gum blends and clays: physical and antimicrobial properties
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6(8), 2081-2092, 2013
19
Inulin potential for encapsulation and controlled delivery of Oregano essential oil
  • Food Hydrocolloids, 33(2), 199-206, 2013
20
Κ-carrageenan/chitosan nanolayered coating for controlled release of a model bioactive compound
  • Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 16, 227-232, 2012
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