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    Graduate of Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) with a B.Sc. in Food Engineering (1990) and a PhD in Biotechnology (1995). Paula Teixeira is Associate Professor in Food Microbiology at ESB-UCP and lead of the CBQF research group Food & Nutrition. She has held a number of coordination positions at the ESB-UCP, including Coordinator of Pos-graduation Course in Food safety from (2002 – present) and Coordinator of Masters Course in Food Innovation (2007-present). Paula Teixeira has participated in and led a large number of research projects in the area of Food Microbiology/Food Safety. She has been author/co-author of several book chapters and more than 240 original articles in peer reviewed journals (index h= 48) and given many more public presentations. Paula Teixeira supervised several externally funded research fellowships, as well as 17 and >50 successfully concluded PhD and Master thesis, respectively. She is actually supervising/co-supervising 8 PhD, 2 Pos-doc students and several master students. She has been Editor of International Journal of Food Microbiology and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Food Microbiology, Member of the Editorial Board of Food Microbiology and of Journal of Food Protection.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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