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Biography

Sara Cunha, bachelor in biochemistry and master in health biochemistry, is currently a biotechnology PhD student at ESB-UCP, developing her work in the Bioproducts and Bioactives group at CBQF. Her PhD project focus on the study of extracts rich in bioactive peptides from marine sources, such as algae and mussels, with the goal of developing cosmetic ingredients with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. She has worked on research projects in different areas such as marine biology, food and environment microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and biotechnology. In the last five years, she has been working on the production and characterization of extracts from marine sources. She was an invited assistant in the curricular units Inorganic and General Chemistry in Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico do Porto, Portugal.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry

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