LAQV REQUIMTE

(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Joana Costa

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Research group
Food Quality and Technology

Position
Researcher

Researcher IDK-1255-2013
Ciência IDAA18-1D1F-56F9
Joana Costa has PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013) and MSc in Quality Control - Water/Food Specialty (2009) (Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto) and graduation in Biochemistry (2004) (Faculdade de Ciências, UP). Researcher at REQUIMTE LAQV/FFUP, main research activities in Food Allergy (developing DNA-/protein-based methods and studying structural properties of food allergens). Other research areas: food authentication, identification of plant/animal species and GMO detection by DNA methods. She has >60 articles (H-index 16), 4 chapters, 50 oral/87 poster presentations, organizing committee (7 events), 11 awards. Participation in n=15 national/international projects and MC member of Cost Actions (CA18127, CA18227, FA1402)

Representative Publications

Pistachio nut allergy: An updated overview
10.1080/10408398.2017.1379947
Effect of food matrix and thermal processing on the performance of a normalised quantitative real-time PCR approach for lupine ( Lupinus albus ) detection as a potential allergenic food
10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.04.079
Homologous tropomyosins from vertebrate and invertebrate: Recombinant calibrator proteins in functional biological assays for tropomyosin allergenicity assessment of novel animal foods
10.1111/cea.13503
Peanut Allergy: Clinical Relevance and Allergen Characterisation
10.1201/9781315151786-3
Potential efficacy of processing technologies for mitigating crustacean allergenicity
10.1080/10408398.2018.1471658
Matrix-normalised real-time PCR approach to quantify soybean as a potential food allergen as affected by thermal processing
10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.10.091