Marta Vieira is a Research Fellow of the Food Processing Group, within the Department of Life Sciences at INL. She is currently working on the research project entitled “Enhance Microalgae: High-added value industrial opportunities for microalgae in the Atlantic Area”; which involves the extraction of bioactive compounds from different microalgae species, encapsulation of the extracted compounds, assessment of their biological activity and development of innovative microalgae-based functional foods.
Marta is a Pharmacist and Food Technologist graduated by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and holds an MSc. in Pharmacy by the same University (2017). Marta’s research background is focused on the extraction of bioactive from natural resources to be used in the pharmaceutical and food area, comprising fungi, micro- and macroalga; as well as on the development and characterization of nanoparticles and polymeric hydrogel for topical delivery.