I am currently Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in the field of Food Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. I am an integrated member of the Chemistry Research Centre - Vila Real since 2015, being the Principal Investigator of the Food Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Line and Vice- director of the Chemistry Research Centre - Vila Real. I am the author of more than 85 international peer reviewed papers and holder of 9 national and international patent applications. I have coordinated 5 projects as the principal investigator and more 5 projects as participant. My current research goals are Food Quality and Nutraceuticals, including gluten detoxification for celiac patients, wine quality and safety and the search for natural sources of nutraceuticals, mainly phenolic compounds.