I3A-LAQV (Food & Water Science – Green Chemistry Laboratory) I3A-LAQV (Food & Water Science – Green Chemistry Laboratory) FOOD Interaction Research Team (I3A-LAQV)

On-going Projects

Projects concluded

FoodNanoHealth (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000011) – Food and Quality Safety - a (nano) technological approach (2016-2019).

Coordinator: ICETA – Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrarias e Agro-Alimentares da Universidade do Porto

The project aims to promote health by improving food quality and safety through the development of more effective methodologies capable of detecting contaminants, allergens and pathogens and by designing nutraceuticals. In this way, it will contribute to the industrial and economic growth of the North Region by promoting a technological shock in the food industry with a strong valorisation of the regional agri-food sources. To this end, the team is working on analytical methods to improve quality control and the creation of safer products with added nutritional value, based on raw materials in the region and using state-of-the-art technology. This project is part of the strategic vision of ICETA, which aims to strengthen the development of R&D activities, offering a variety of scientific, analytical and technical services for the development of research activities in the areas of food, health and environmental sciences, as well as, to provide its resources and knowledge to other public or private research units and also to the region's business community, in an open access policy.

Investimento: 3.709.791,38 EUR

Cofinanciamento: 3.153.322,67 EUR

BIOIMPACT (PTDC/QEQ-MED/1890/2014) - Biochemical Impact of Platinum and Palladium-based Anticancer Agents (2016-2019).

Coordinator: University of Coimbra – UC – Center for Molecular Physical Chemistry

Aims: This project aims at filling the gap between the measured anticancer activity of Pt(II) and Pd(II) polyamine chelates (in the light of their previously established SAR´s) and their biodistribution and biochemical impact (metabolic and histopathological effects). Furthermore, the effect of common dietary phytochemicals on the pharmacodynamics of the complexes will be investigated, with a view to begin to understand the influence of the daily diet on chemotherapy intervention. The success of this multidisciplinary study is ensured by the recognised expertise of the team members in the different approaches to be used, in a close scientific collaboration between six research institutions (national and international)

Project “FOODINTEGRITY - Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain” (FP7-KBBE-2013-single-stage, No 613688) (2016-2018). (https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/foodintegrity/)

COST Action FA1402 “ImpARAS:Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for New Food Proteins” (2014-2018). (https://www.cost.eu/actions/FA1402/#tabs|Name:overview)

ECsafeSEAFOOD (FP7-KBBE-2012.02.4-01; project nº 311820) - Environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and mitigation strategies (2013-2017). Funded by European Union FP7. (http://www.ecsafeseafood.eu/)

OliveOld - Identificação e caracterização de oliveiras centenárias para a obtenção de produtos diferenciados (2014-2017). Proder: Medida 4.1 “Cooperação para a Inovação” – PA 53989

"Rega deficitária na oliveira "Olea Europea", na região da Terra Quente Transmontana, com vista à otimização dos recursos hídricos, produtividasde e qualidade do azeite. (2012-2015). Funded by Proder: Medida 4.1 “Cooperação para a Inovação” – PA 44663.

PTDC/AGR-AAM/102316/2008 - Cafelópodes – benefícios e riscos do consumo; avaliação das respostas dos biomarcadores à poluição orgânica (2010-2013). Funded by FCT.

PTDC/AGR-AAM/102447/2008 - Borra de café: programa de reconversão hortícola e implicações na qualidade e segurança dos vegetais produzidos (2010-2013). Funded by FCT.

PTDC/AGR-ALI/101583/2008 - Development of fast GCxGC-MS methods for multi-toxins analysis in cereals and cereals products. Exposure assessment to pesticides, mycotoxins and some heat-generated food contaminants (2010-2013).

EXCL/AGR-PRO/0591/2012 - Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic changes: linking ecological infrastructures to ecosystem functions (2012-2015). Funded by FCT.

PTDC/AAC-AMB/120889/2010. ECOPHARMAP – Ecofarmacovigilância de cinco medicamentos relevantes: mapas de contaminação em Portugal (2012 - 2015). Funded by FCT

PTDC/ECM/103141/2008. Reabilitação de solos contaminados por produtos farmacêuticos (2010- 2013). Funded by FCT.

PTDC/AAC-AMB/103386/2008. Estarão as aquaculturas a produzir mais do que peixe? Detecção de resistência a agentes antimicrobianos num nicho ecológico pouco estudado? (2010 -- 2013). Funded by FCT.