Cristina L. M. Silva

Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal


Cristina L.M. Silva is an Associate Professor at College of Biotechnology (ESB), Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal. She holds the B.Che.E. and Ph.D. degrees in biotechnology and food engineering and is involved in the research on quality and safety of foods. She is also the Head of Laboratory for the Optimization of Food Processes (LOPA)( Her research interests are focused on (i) design and optimization of food process conditions; (ii) predictive microbiology as a tool to optimize food processes; (iii) evaluation of food quality changes due to conventional and novel processing; (iv) evaluation of food quality and safety changes during storage; (v) formulations of new food products; (vi) design and optimization of ethylene oxide sterilization of medical devices. Dr. Silva is a Coordinator of the networks ISEKI_Food 3 and ISEKI_Mundus 2 ( and FP7 KBBE project Track Fast: Training Requirements and Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe ( She is also the President of ISEKI-Food Association (IFA) ( and a Member of the executive committees of EFFoST: European Federation of Food Science and Technology ( and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) ( Dr. Silva is currently responsible for the international relations and Coordinator of the 3rd cycle on biotechnology at ESB.

Biography Updated on 5 September 2016

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