Dr. Elisabete Coelho

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Topic:
The occurrence of exquisite structural features on yeast cell wall polysaccharides with the brewery process: An opportunity for its valuation in novel applications 

https://www.ua.pt/pt/p/17095259
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Dr. Elisabete Coelho has completed her PhD in 2010, University of Aveiro. She is Researcher at University of Aveiro working on the Valuation of by-products from agro-food industry – Extraction of polysaccharides with bioactive properties for use as food ingredients and in biomedical applications, coordinating a Research Project entitled Yeast4FoodMed - Valuation of brewers spent yeast polysaccharides for food and biomedical applications. She is participant in 7 ongoing research projects funded by different Portuguese entities and industry. She has been specialized in food chemistry, her areas of expertise are polysaccharides, by-products valuation, biomedical applications, and volatile compounds. Her research activities have been focused on structural characterization of polysaccharides and structure-function relationship. She has published 40 papers, 3 book chapters, 1 patent, and has more than 100 communications in congress. She is supervisor of 3 PhD students and supervised 28 Msc students.


Papers cited on Journal Citation Reports (40, 944 citations, h index -18, on 29/06/21),
Selected publications:
 

  • E. Coelho, M. A. M. Rocha, J. A. Saraiva, Manuel A. Coimbra, Microwave superheated water and dilute alkali extraction of brewers´ spent grain arabinoxylans and arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides, Carbohydr. Polym., 99 (2014) 415-422.
  • M. Pinto, E. Coelho, A. Nunes, T. Brandão, M. A. Coimbra, Valuation of brewers spent yeast polysaccharides: a structural characterization approach, Carbohydr. Polym. 116 (2015), 215-222.
  • M. G. Cruz, R. Bastos, M. Pinto, J. M. Ferreira, J. F. Santos, D. F. Wessel, E. Coelho, M. A. Coimbra, Waste Mitigation: from an effluent of apple juice concentrate industry to a valuable ingredient for food and feed applications, J. Clean. Prod. 193 (2018) 652-660. 
  • S.P. Silva, A.S.P. Moreira, M.R.M. Domingues, D.V. Evtuguin, E. Coelho, M.A. Coimbra, Contribution of non-enzymatic transglycosylation reactions to the honey oligosaccharides origin and diversity, Pure Appl. Chem. 91 (2019) 1231–1242. 
  • Oliveira, C.; Pinto, J.; Coelho, E.; Silva, H.; Coimbra, M.A.; Pereira, M.D.L. Sarcocornia perennis pectic polysaccharides orally administered to mice: Holistic histological evaluation of xenobiotic protection, Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 154 (2020) 150-158.