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Firstname: 

Cristina

Lastname: 

Silva

Organisation name English: 

Catholic University of Portugal - Faculty of Biotechnology

Organisation name original/native: 

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola Superior de Biotecnologia

Sector: 

Fruits & Vegetables
Beverage
Education & Training

Category: 

Quality & Safety
Processing
Food engineering

Country: 

Rua Arquiteto Lobão Vital
Apartado 2511
4202-401 Porto
Portugal

Equipment: 

Ozone (gas and liquid); UV-C ; dryers; freezers

Methods: 

Predictive microbiology
Predictive quality

Services: 

Optimization of processing conditions

Expertise: 

Quality and safety of processed foods, with special emphasis on mathematical modelling and optimisation of the processes.
(i) design and optimization of food process conditions;
(ii) predictive microbiology and predictive quality as tools to optimize food processes;
iii) evaluation of food quality changes due to conventional and novel processing;
(iv) evaluation of food quality and safety changes during storage; and (v) formulation of new foods.
keywords: fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, sensory analysis, thermal processes, non-thermal innovative processes (such as ozonation, ultrasonic and UV radiation, as novel preservation techniques for fruits and vegetables), drying and freezing.

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Position: 

Associate Professor

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