Célia Soares

Junior Researcher


  • Since  2019: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho


  • 2012: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Laboratory Management

Support Room Management

  • Since 2019: Desenvolvimento de atividades de investigação e prestação de serviços no âmbito da coleção de culturas da Micoteca da Universidade do Minho
  • 2017 - 2019: Curator of MUM and working under the ISO 9001:2015 MUM Quality Management System
  • 2014 - 2016: Curator of MUM and working under the ISO 9001:2008 MUM Quality Management System
  • 2013 - 2013: Mycotoxins detoxification
  • 2008 - 2012: Characterization of the mycoflora and the occurrence of mycotoxins in Portugal maize

Past Students

Recent Publications

ITS rDNA gene analysis versus MALDI-TOF MS for identification of Neoscytalidium dimidiatum isolated from Onychomycosis and Dermatomycosis cases in Medellin (Colombia)
  • Microorganisms, 7(9), 306, 2019
  • Aduroja, Esther Damilola; Moore, Geromy George; Beltz, Shannon Brennan; Soares, Célia; Lima, Nelson; Fapohunda, Stephen Oyedele
Induction of biodeterioration on vegetables by three fungal species
  • Journal of Plant Pathology, 101(2), 243-250, 2019
Polyphasic, including MALDI-TOF MS, evaluation of freeze-drying long-term preservation on Aspergillus (section Nigri) strains
  • Microorganisms, 7(9), 291, 2019
Penicillium tunisiense sp. nov., a novel species of Penicillium section Ramosa discovered from Tunisian orchard apples
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 68(10), 3217-3225, 2018
Polyphasic identification of Penicillia and Aspergilli isolated from Italian grana cheese
  • Food Microbiology, 73, 137-149, 2018
Inhibitory effect of essential oils on growth and on aflatoxins production by Aspergillus parasiticus
  • World Mycotoxin Journal, 9(4), 525-534, 2016
  • Villani, Alessandra; Moretti, Antonio; De Saeger, Sarah; Han, Zheng; Di Mavungu, Jose Diana; Soares, Célia; Proctor, Robert H.; Venâncio, Armando; Lima, Nelson; Stea, Gaetano; Paciolla, Costantino; Logrieco, Antonio F.; Susca, Antonia
A polyphasic approach for characterization of a collection of cereal isolates of the Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology, 234, 24-35, 2016
A Review of Mycotoxins in Food and Feed Products in Portugal and Estimation of Probable Daily Intakes
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 56(2), 249-265, 2016
Mycotoxin Contamination of Maize and Guinea corn from Markets in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria Journal, 2, 28-34, 2015
Mycotoxin production by Aspergillus niger aggregate isolated from harvested maize in three Portuguese regions
  • Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, 30(1), 9-13, 2013
Micotoxinas detectadas en productos alimenticios en Portugal: revisión
  • Revista Bio Ciencias, 2(1), 5-31, 2012
Three new species of Aspergillus section Flavi isolated from almonds and maize in Portugal
  • Mycologia, 104(3), 682-697, 2012
HPLC method for simultaneous detection of aflatoxins and cyclopiazonic acid
  • World Mycotoxin Journal, 3(3), 225-231, 2010
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