Ana Sanches Silva

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal


Ana Sanches Silva received her B.pharm. degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2001 and in January 2005 received her Ph.D. degree in pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Before joining the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge in July 2007 as a Postdoctoral Fellow, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science Department of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since May 2008, she has been a Researcher at the Food and Nutrition Department of the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge. Her research focuses on the development of chromatographic methods for the analysis of food components and contaminants. Moreover, her special interest is the study of food packaging interactions, especially the migration of food additives from packaging to food. She has also made short scientific stays at Pira International (UK) at the Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture and at the National Food Center, Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition Agency (Spain). She has more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has participated in several research projects, namely, two European projects, FOODMIGROSURE and BaSeFOOD.

Biography Updated on 17 May 2012

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