(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Marcelo D. Catarino


Research group
Natural Products – Chemistry and Bioactivity

PhD student

Researcher IDAAH-9649-2020
Ciência ID2A12-55E1-90F6
Marcelo holds a BSc in Biotechnology, a MSc in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and a PhD in Sustainable Chemistry. Currently, he is a doctorate researcher at the LAQV-REQUIMTE in the University of Aveiro, developing his work on brown algae phlorotannins biological properties and bioavailability. His research interests include the extraction and characterization of natural compounds from terrestrial and marine sources, aiming their valorization and application in the food or pharmaceutical industries. Along his career, Marcelo published 16 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, several oral and poster presentations and was awarded with the 3rd place in the 11th Poliempreende Competition. He is also a member of the reviewer board of Marine Drugs

Representative Publications

Minerals from Macroalgae Origin: Health Benefits and Risks for Consumers
Phycochemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Fucus spp.
Phlorotannins from Fucus vesiculosus: Modulation of Inflammatory Response by Blocking NF-kappa B Signaling Pathway
Antitumor Activity of Fucus vesiculosus-Derived Phlorotannins through Activation of Apoptotic Signals in Gastric and Colorectal Tumor Cell Lines
Impact of Phlorotannin Extracts from Fucus vesiculosus on Human Gut Microbiota