Jose S. Camara

Universidade da Madeira, Portugal


Jose Sousa Camara received his Ph.D. degree (honor and distinction) in analytical chemistry from the University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal, in 2004. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of analytical chemistry and food chemistry at the University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal, and a Senior Investigator at the Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (CQM). His current research interests include the following: food composition and volatile compounds from different food or food-related matrices, namely, wine, grapes, fruits, and vegetables, among others; biological effects of polyphenols red wines in oxidative stress and cardiovascular diseases; development of analytical approaches that provide the biochemical basis to study pathologies and/or can be implemented as a diagnostic tool based on noninvasive sampling (exhaled breath and urine matrices); asthma biomarkers; cancer, investigation on potential of volatile metabolites for diagnosis; cardiovascular diseases; and natural products, namely, chemical characterization of food and isolation of polyphenolic compounds. His domain of specialization includes analytical chemistry, food chemistry, and medical chemistry; metabolomics and urine analysis; food bioactive components; and multivariate processing of the instrumental signals. Moreover, he is an Editor of the journal on solid-phase extraction techniques, Versita (Willey). He is the President of the Group of Chromatography of the Portuguese Chemical Society, a Member of the Advisory Council of the Portuguese Chemical Society, and a regular referee of several scientific journals.

Biography Updated on 3 May 2012

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