Sofia Cancela Duarte is Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, Coimbra.
Collaborates in the Food Safety Master of the FFUC and the Regulation and Evaluation of Medicines and Health products Master of the FFUL.
Develops research primarily related with analysis of the quality and safety of food and feed, namely regarding micotoxins, veterinary medicines and other contaminants, through development and application of high performance liquid chromatography, molecular and immunological assays.
Is equally involved in studies of risk evaluation and prioritization of medicines, namely antimicrobials, regarding evaluation of exposure and environmental monitoring. Other research areas include studies on zoonotic infections (bacterial and parasitic) and pedagogical practices.
She has participated in two projects/ interlaboratorial assays, supervised 19 MSc dissertations (one ongoing) in both Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety, published 23 peer-reviewed papers, two book chapters, one e-book, presented 45 poster and 23 oral communications in both national and international scientific meetings.