Research Group: ProNutri: Clinical Nutrition & Disease Programming
Thematic Line: TL1 – Preventive Medicine & Societal Challenges (PI)
Hub: NOVA Medical School – Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon
Research Areas: Nutrition, Metabolism, Toxicology
updated on 16/03/2018
Conceição Calhau is the coordinator of the Thematic Line 1 – Preventive Medicine & Societal Challenges of CINTESIS, also integrating the research group ProNutri of the same unit.
She graduated in Nutrition from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto (FCNAUP), and began her career at the Institute of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the Faculty of Medicine of the same university (FMUP) in 1996, where she has taught Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Toxicology. In 2002, she earned her Doctorate from FMUP, and in 2010, she took her public Habilitation Examination (Agregação) in the field of Metabolism at the same institution.
Currently, Conceição Calhau is a Faculty member of the NOVA Medical School (NSM) – Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon, as Associate Professor with Aggregation. She is also the founder and coordinator of the recently created Graduate Degree in Nutrition Sciences of the NMS.
Her main research interests focused on polyphenols, endocrine disruptors, metabolic dysfunction, and more recently, on iodine nutritional state monitoring in school age children and pregnant women, which has led her to participate in several research projects with national and European funds, involving the Agriculture and Food Industry.
She coordinates the Nutrition group of the Portuguese Clinical Research Infrastructure Network PtCRIN and has published more than 170 indexed scientific articles, besides being in office as President of the Jurisdictional Council of the Order of Nutritionists (2015-2019) and a consulting member of several scientific and medical associations and societies.
TITLE: Polyphenols and Human Health: A Prospectus
AUTHORS: Francesco Visioli; Catalina A Alarcon De La Lastra; Cristina Andres Lacueva; Michael Aviram; Conceicao Calhau ; Alfredo Cassano; Massimo D’Archivio; Ana Faria ; Gaelle Fave; Vincenzo Fogliano; Rafael Llorach; Paola Vitaglione; Mario Zoratti; Marvin Edeas;
SOURCE: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION, VOLUME: 51, ISSUE: 6, PUBLISHED: 2011
TITLE: Effects of a fish oil containing lipid emulsion on plasma phospholipid fatty acids, inflammatory markers, and clinical outcomes in septic patients: a randomized, controlled clinical trial
AUTHORS: Vera M Barbosa; Elizabeth A Miles; Conceicao Calhau ; Estevao Lafuente; Philip C Calder;
SOURCE: CRITICAL CARE, VOLUME: 14, ISSUE: 1, PUBLISHED: 2010
TITLE: Procyanidins as antioxidants and tumor cell growth modulators
AUTHORS: Faria, A ; Calhau, C ; de Freitas, V ; Mateus, N ;
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, VOLUME: 54, ISSUE: 6, PUBLISHED: 2006
TITLE: Effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice intake on hepatic oxidative stress
AUTHORS: Ana Faria ; Rosario Monteiro ; Nuno Mateus ; Isabel Azevedo; Conceicao Calhau ;
SOURCE: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, VOLUME: 46, ISSUE: 5, PUBLISHED: 2007
TITLE: Modulation of breast cancer cell survival by aromatase inhibiting hop (Humulus lupulus L.) flavonoids
AUTHORS: Rosario Monteiro ; Ana Faria ; Isabel Azevedo; Conceicao Calhau ;
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF STEROID BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, VOLUME: 105, ISSUE: 1-5, PUBLISHED: 2007