Editor Name: Dr. Ana Sanches Silva
Educational Qualification: Ph.D
National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Portugal
Research Interest: Evaluation of Food Safety and Composition. Development of analytical methods for the determination of migrants and components in foodstuffs. Food-Packaging interactions. Mathematical modelling of migration. Mass Spectrometry applied to Food Analysis. Study of lipid oxidation and migration phenomena in foods. Analysis of bioactive compounds and nutritional composition of foods.
Biography: Ana Sanches-Silva is a researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Vila do Conde, Portugal. She obtained the degree in Pharmacy by the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and received her European Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with honours. In addition, she was awarded with the prize for best doctorate student. After two years post-doc at this university through competitive programs, she joined the department of Food and Nutrition of the INSA through the post-doc grant funded by FCT and later through the prestigious national program of human resources ‘Science 2007’. Ana Sanches-Silva has a remarkable track record (over 80 scientific contributions in peer- reviewed journals or book chapters, H index of 17). Her research interests are focused on the evaluation of safety and composition of food and food packaging. Moreover, her special interest is the determination of bioactive compounds in food matrices and food supplements, development of active packaging, study of food-packaging interactions, especially the migration from packaging to food, and development of analytical methodologies for the analysis of food contaminants and bioactive components.