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Maria do Rosário Fidalgo Martins

Research interests: Biotechnology of natural products, namely from marine cyanobacteria. Ecotoxicology of cyanobacteria.

Biographical Note:

 Rosário Martins is professor at the School of Health of the Polytechnic of Porto (ESS|P.PORTO) and investigator at the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR|UP). She holds a PhD in Biology (2006) a MSc in Hidrobiology (1999) and a BSc in Biology (1996) all by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. Her main research interest is focused on the biotechnological applications of natural compounds, namely from cyanobacteria. Rosário Martins is author and co-author of several papers in international scientific periodicals with referees and book chapters. She has been also responsible for the supervision and co-supervision of MSc and PhD students, member of the organization committee and scientific committee of international conferences, member of PhD and MSc evaluation committees and reviewer for peer-reviewed scientific journals.









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Selected publications:

Morone J, Lopes G, Morais J, Neves J, Vasconcelos V, Martins R. Cosmetic Application of Cyanobacteria Extracts with a Sustainable Vision to Skincare: Role in the Antioxidant and Antiaging Process. Marine Drugs 2022; 20(12):761. doi.org/10.3390/md20120761

Castaneda, A., Ferraz, R., Vieira, M., Cardoso, I., Vasconcelos, V., Martins, R. Bridging Cyanobacteria to Neurodegenerative Diseases: A New Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds against Alzheimer's Disease. Mar Drugs 2021; 16;19(6):343. https://doi.org/10.3390/md19060343

Morone, J.; Lopes, G.; Preto, M.; Vasconcelos, V.; Martins, R. Exploitation of Filamentous and Picoplanktonic Cyanobacteria for Cosmetic Applications: Potential to Improve Skin Structure and Preserve Dermal Matrix Components. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 486. https://doi.org/10.3390/md18090486

Brandão, P.; Moreira, J.; Almeida, J.; Nazareth, N.; Sampaio-Dias, I.E.; Vasconcelos, V.; Martins, R.; Leão, P.; Pinto, M.; Saraíva, L.; Cidade, H. Norhierridin B, a New Hierridin B-Based Hydroquinone with Improved Antiproliferative Activity. Molecules 2020, 25, 1578. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071578

Morone, J., Alfeus, A., Vasconcelos, V., Martins, R. 2019. Revealing the potential of cyanobacteria in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals — A new bioactive approach. Algal Research, 41, 101541.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2019.101541.