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Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira 


 Coordinator Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal). She is directorIFerreira1 of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO). She obtained her Degree in Biochemistry (1996) at the University of Porto (Portugal); Master in Sciences (1999), PhD in Sciences- Chemistry (2003), and “Aggregation” in Sciences- Chemistry (2011) at the University of Minho (Portugal). She was awarded by different institutions such as Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2001), ISPROF (2013) for the achievements in helping the Portuguese Science to progress, COTNH (2014) for international cooperation, Women in Science (2016) by Ciência Viva and merit medal of Bragança (2017), and has supervised several post-doc, PhD and master students. She is an associate editor of Food & Function (a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry), principal investigator of several financed research projects, and evaluator of international research projects (e.g., Eurostars and ERA-NET ARIMNet 2 from EU and National Science Foundations of Austria, South Africa, Chile, Croatia, Dinnemark, Czech Republic, Polland, Switzerland and Argentine), and national projects and post-doc and PhD grants from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT; Coordinator in the area of Food Technology and Agricultural Biotechnology). She is the editor of two international books and of the topical collection Bioactive Compounds in Molecules Journal, and has published several patents, 19 international book chapters and over 400 papers in refereed journals. She is a highly cited scientist (top 1%) in Agricultural Sciences (awarded by Thomson Reuters- 2015 and 2016).




Highly cited

Highly cited 2016



Research Interests: Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction, identification, fractionation and isolation of chemical compounds in natural matrices (e.g., wild mushrooms, medicinal plants and dry fruits from Northeastern Portugal); Nutraceuticals and functional foods: development of nutraceuticals and innovative food formulations with functional properties; Technology of Natural Products: Emerging technologies for conservation of food matrices.


H Index: 49

Researcher ID: E-8500-2013

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4910-4882

SCOPUS ID: 36868826600


Telephone: +351273303219      Fax: +351273325405


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Address: Polytechnic Institute of Bragança,

Mountain Research Centre, School of Agriculture

Campus de Santa Apolónia, 1172,

5301-855 Bragança, Portugal