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Isabel Mafra

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Research group
Food Quality and Technology

Position
Researcher

Researcher IDD-8207-2013
Ciência IDFD16-E7F4-C85C
I. Mafra graduated in Food Engineering from the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto in 1992, completed a Master degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Minho in Braga in 1997 and concluded a PhD degree in Chemistry, from the University of Aveiro in 2002. In 2003, she moved to REQUIMTE where she started her own line of research in molecular biology applied to food authentication and GMO detection. In 2009, as a group leader, she expanded the area of food allergen analysis. She has contributed with great scientific advances regarding the identification of the origin of foods (plant and animal), including medicinal plants, plant food supplements and a main focus on food allergens, applying mainly DNA-based methods.

Representative Publications

Botanical origin authentication of dietary supplements by DNA‐based approaches
10.1111/1541-4337.12551
Surveying genetically modified maize in foods marketed in Algeria
10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106928
Cow's milk allergens: Screening gene markers for the detection of milk ingredients in complex meat products
10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106823
Detection and quantification of milk ingredients as hidden allergens in meat products by a novel specific real-time PCR method
10.3390/biom9120804
Allergenic and novel food proteins: State of the art and challenges in the allergenicity assessment
10.1016/j.tifs.2018.03.007
Towards honey authentication: Differentiation of Apis mellifera subspecies in European honeys based on mitochondrial DNA markers
10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.12.119
Bovine Milk Allergens: A Comprehensive Review
10.1111/1541-4337.12318