Analysis of phenol content in plant matrices and extracts. Detailed analysis of phenolic composition of wines (catechic and ellagic tannins, flavonols, anthocyanins) and grapes. Phenolic maturity. Colorimetric analysis of liquid nutrient matrices.
Chemical and nutritional analysis. Determination of content in terms of: water, ash, energy value, protein, carbohydrate, fat and sodium chloride, colour, fatty acid profiling, sugars, vitamins E and C, and cytotoxicity.
Metabolomic profiling of natural products. Validation of biological activity of extracts and isolated compounds (cholinesterase inhibition, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antidiabetic and neuroprotective activity).
University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)
Sensory analysis panels and consumer preference studies. Extraction of products and byproducts. Wastewater treatment. Physico-chemical and microbiological analysis of foodstuffs. Nutritional and dietetic studies. PCR analysis of foods.
LC-MS analysis of bioactive and xenobiotic compounds, plant extracts, foods, biological fluids, pharmaceutical products and wastewater. Drug metabolism studies and analysis of cosmetics and dosing methods.