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Tânia Leal holds a BSc in Biochemistry and a MSc in Biotechnology by the University of Minho since 2016 and 2018, respectively. In her master thesis, she developed Ochratoxin A (OTA) extraction platforms using OTA-binding proteins for application in mycotoxin clean-up. This work involved the development and validation of a method for Ochratoxin A determination in red wine.
In 2020 Tânia completed a professional internship as a Chemical Industry Technician at Riopele – Têxteis S.A., in which she developed skills in the chemical and physical analysis of textiles.

She worked in the Alchemy project from 2021 to 2023 at the Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF, Universidade Católica Portuguesa) in cooperation with Amyris, Inc., namely in the extraction, purification and valorization of various by-products for animal feed, food, agricultural, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

Currently, Tânia is working as a Lab Assistant for CIRCULAS Project at the CBQF in cooperation with Biorbis in the Agro-Food Technology platform.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Biotechnology, University of Minho

19 Sept 20164 Jan 2019

Bachelor, Biochemistry, University of Minho

Sept 2013Aug 2016


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