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Dr Reis’ is graduated in Analytical Chemistry (1997), with MsC in Food Chemistry (2002) and PhD in Biochemistry (2006) by the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Dr Reis’ main expertise is the analysis of lipids by mass spectrometry-based approaches which she applied by expanding the lipidome coverage in LDL particles from CKD patients as a Marie Curie Fellow (UK). In 2012, Dr Reis received the Hermann Esterbauer Award in recognition of career achievements in the lipid peroxidation field. Bridging her expertise in lipids to polyphenol area, her current interests focus on taking Omic (nutrimetabolomics, lipidomics), cell biology and membrane biophysics approaches to understand how lipid environments influence the interaction, permeability and absorption of dietary polyphenols across the endothelium with impact to diet-related diseases, particularly in T2DM.

Relevant publications (5):

1. A Reis et al. “Type 2 Diabetes mellitus alters the cargo of (poly)phenol metabolome and the oxidative status

in circulating lipoproteins” Redox Biol (2023) in press (10.1016/j.redox.2022.102572).

2. A Reis et al. “Modelling hyperglycemia in an epithelial membrane model: biophysical characterisation”

Biomol (2022), 12(10) 1534 (10.3390/biom12101534).

3. A Reis and V Freitas “When polyphenols meet lipids: challenges in membrane biophysics and opportunities

in epithelial lipidomics” Food Chem (2020) 333, 127509 (10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127509).

4. A Reis et al. “Interactions of dietary polyphenols with epithelial lipids: advances from membrane and cell

models in the study of polyphenol absorption, transport and delivery to the epithelium” Crit Reviews Food

Sci Nutrition, (2020), 61, 18, 3007-3030 (10.1080/10408398.2020.1791794).

5. A. Reis “Oxidative Phospholipidomics in health and disease: achievements, challenges and hopes” (2017)

Free Rad. Biol Med (Invited Review), 111, 25-37 (doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2017.01.014).

Ana Reis

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