Maria Manuel Oliveira is a graduate of biochemistry, from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1990. She defended her Proofs of pedagogical aptitude and scientific capacity in Organic Chemistry at University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal in 1997, and received her PhD degree in 2002, from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Her PhD was made in collaboration with University of Luminy at Marseille with Professor Robert Guglielmetti and University of Minho with Professor Ana Maria Oliveira Campos in Organic Synthesis of Photochromic Compounds.
Present investigation interests are toxicological and health properties of nutraceutical and exercise, as an adjunct to a classical therapeutic approach, using mitochondria as the focus of the study. Changes in cellular functionality and antioxidant system in response to environmental toxicants. Biological and antioxidant activities of natural and new synthetic compounds. Maria Manuel Oliveira is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and Researcher in Centre Chemistry of Vila-Real.