Dr.Maria Leticia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho

Dr.Maria Leticia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho
PhD in Sciences, Minho University, Braga, Portugal.


Maria Leticia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho was born in Vimioso, Portugal, in 1959. She received the Zootechnical Engineering degree (summa cum laude) in 1985 and the M.S. degree in biotechnology (with merit) in 1989. In 1995, she finished the Ph.D. degree in science, given by Minho University, Braga, Portugal. In 2009, she has passed with merit the proofs of Agregacao, which is the last step in the academic career in Portugal. Estevinho has worked in Agricultural College of Braganca, Braganca, Portugal, since 1986 and has a huge experience in students’ coordination. She has published more than 80 articles in indexed international journals, has written book chapters, and has presented more 160 oral and written communications all over the world, and she was the principal investigator of more than 25 scientific projects (totally financed). She is an expert on microbiology, chemistry, and toxicology. She is the Head of the Microbiology Laboratory since 1986. Estevinho has revised more than 100 articles of indexed journals, namely, Food Chemistry, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Food Microbiology, Neurosciences, Food Control, Food Science and Technology, Annals of Microbiology and Life Sciences. Nowadays, Estevinho serves as a Coordinator Professor with Agregacao in the Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Braganca, Portugal.

Research Interest

Food Quality and Safety Food Microbiology Biological Properties Antimicrobial resistance Interactions host-pathogen and pathogen-pathogen Natural Products Medical Microbiology


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