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About The Speaker

Isabel Castanheira

Isabel Castanheira is the Principal Researcher at National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge. Head of Food and Nutrition Department. Member of Portuguese WHO collaborative centre for nutrition and childhood obesity with responsibility in Iodine determination in foods and biological fluids. Chairperson of IMEKO Technical Committee for Metrology in Food and Nutrition). Co-supervisor of PhD thesis and master thesis focus on food characterization. Research member of several European research projects. Reviewer of scientific articles in indexed journals mainly first quartile (Scimago rank). Associated Editor of Food chemistry, Member of editorial board of Journal of Food Composition and Analysis and Measurement. Author of more than 100 scientific publications in various areas, from metrology to food toxicology with a high share of publications in journals of the first quartile of importance (SciMAGO Rank). Participating in international collaborative studies focusing on certification campaign of values assigned to certified reference materials. She has interests in analysing and studying the content of classical nutrients and contaminants of emerging concerned in food products in terms of the comparability and reliability of the measurement values. Her activities in these research projects consider aspects of the traceability routes to SI units involving intermediate reference points which are identified and developed through state-of-the-art analytical methods such as HPLC-ICP-MS, LC-MS or GC-MS.

Principal Researcher at National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge