Rui Morais

Associate Professor

Generic Bio

Got his Ph.D., in 1990, in Nat. Sci. from the Univ. of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany. B.Sc. in Pharm. Sci. from the Univ. of Porto, Portugal, in 1985. He is Associate Professor at UCP-ESB. Lectures several unities in the chemistry field. He is co-author of more than 60 papers and book chapters. Research interest include: bio-based and bioactive products from plant and microalgae and their application in food, feed and health sectors. Coordinator of more than 20 national and international R&D projects; 2 portuguese patents; invited reviewer for several international journals and evaluator for AdI, CRUP and FCT R&D projects. Associate Editor of the journals Marine Drugs and Int. Biobased Plastics and Frontiers in Marine Sciences. He held an appointment as Director of the CBQF (various terms). He holds a position in the Directors Board of the European MSc BiFTec-FOOD4S. and he was in the Directors Board of SEFOTECH.NUT for 10 years.
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Recent Highlights in Sustainable Bio-Based Edible Films and Coatings for Fruit and Vegetable Applications

Alcina M. M. Bernardo, Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Valter F. R. Martins). 2024. Foods
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Exploiting Potential Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Chlorella vulgaris Photobioreactors as Promising Vitamin B12 Producers

Rui Morais (with Mónica Ribeiro). 2023. Foods
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Selective Activity of an Anthocyanin-Rich, Purified Blueberry Extract upon Pathogenic and Probiotic Bacteria

Rui Morais (with Sara Silva). 2023. Foods
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Antiadhesive and Antibiofilm Effect of Malvidin-3-Glucoside and Malvidin-3-Glucoside/Neochlorogenic Acid Mixtures upon Staphylococcus

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva, Sara). 2022. Metabolites
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Impact of a Purified Blueberry Extract on In Vitro Probiotic Mucin-Adhesion and Its Effect on Probiotic/Intestinal Pathogen Systems

Rui Morais (with Sara Silva). 2022. Molecules
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Valorisation of Micro/Nanoencapsulated Bioactive Compounds from Plant Sources for Food Applications Towards Sustainability

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Valter F.R. Martins). 2022. Foods
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Biodegradable Bio-based Plastics Toward Climate Change Mitigation

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais 2021. Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
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Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Potential of Sulphated Polysaccharides from Algae

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Morais, Alcina M. M. B.). 2021. Polysaccharides of Microbial Origin
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Flavonoid enrichment of fresh-cut apple through osmotic dehydration-assisted impregnation

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Ma. Michelle L. Lopez). 2020. British Food Journal
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Health promoting properties of blueberries: a review

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Sara Silva). 2020. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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Alginate: Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais 2019. Extracellular Sugar-Based Biopolymer Matrices
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Functional Dehydrated Foods for Health Preservation

Rui Morais (with R. M. S. C. Morais). 2018. Journal of Food Quality
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DNA agarose gel electrophoresis for antioxidant analysis: Development of a quantitative approach for phenolic extracts.

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva, S.). 2017. Food chemistry
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Mathematical Modelling of Osmotic Dehydration Kinetics of Apple Cubes

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Assis, F.R.). 2017. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation
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Osmotic dehydration with sorbitol combined with hot air convective drying of apple cubes

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Assis, F.R.). 2017. Journal of Food Science and Technology
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Production of a food grade blueberry extract rich in anthocyanins: selection of solvents, extraction conditions and purification method

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva, S.). 2017. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization
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Variation of anthocyanins and other major phenolic compounds throughout the ripening of four Portuguese blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L) cultivars.

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva, S.). 2017. Natural product research
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Anti-biofilm potential of phenolic acids: the influence of environmental pH and intrinsic physico-chemical properties.

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Sara Silva). 2016. Biofouling
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Antimicrobial, antiadhesive and antibiofilm activity of an ethanolic anthocyanin rich blueberry extract purified by solid phase extraction.

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva S). 2016. J Appl Microbiol
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Emergent Sources of Prebiotics: Seaweeds and Microalgae

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Maria de Jesus Raposo). 2016. Marine Drugs
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Anthocyanin Extraction from Plant Tissues: A Review.

Rui Morais & Manuela Pintado (with Silva S). 2015. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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Bioactivity and Applications of Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae

Rui Morais (with Maria Filomena de Jesus Raposo). 2015. Polysaccharides
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Carotenoids from Marine Microalgae: A Valuable Natural Source for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Maria Raposo). 2015. Marine Drugs
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Effects of different edible coatings on polyphenol oxidase activity and colour of fresh-cut apple during cold storage

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Bertrand, C.). 2015. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation
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Effects of the exopolysaccharide from Porphyridium cruentum coating on polyphenol oxidase activity and colour of fresh-cut banana during cold storage

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Bertrand, C.). 2015. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation
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Marine polysaccharides from algae with potential biomedical applications

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with De Jesus Raposo, M.F.). 2015. Marine Drugs
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Mass Transfer in Osmotic Dehydration of Food Products: Comparison Between Mathematical Models

Rui Morais (with Assis, F.R.). 2015. Food Engineering Reviews
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Beeswax- and candelilla wax-coconut oil edible coatings extend the shelf life of strawberry fruit at refrigeration temperatures

Rui Morais (with Omar Riego Peñarubia). 2014. IJPTI
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Beeswax-and candelilla wax-coconut oil edible coatings extend the shelf life of strawberry fruit at refrigeration temperatures

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Peñarubia, O.R.). 2014. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation
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Bioactivity and Applications of Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Maria Filomena de Jesus Raposo). 2014. Polysaccharides
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Influence of sulphate on the composition and antibacterial and antiviral properties of the exopolysaccharide from Porphyridium cruentum

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Raposo, M.F.D.J.). 2014. Life Sciences
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Micropropagation of the Halophyte Sarcocornia fruticosa (L.) A. J. Scott

Rui Morais (with Rui Morais). 2014. J. Basic Appl. Sci.
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Bioactivity and applications of sulphated polysaccharides from marine microalgae

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with De Jesus Raposo, M.F.). 2013. Marine Drugs
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Health applications of bioactive compounds from marine microalgae

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with De Jesus Raposo, M.F.). 2013. Life Sciences
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Influence of the Growth Regulators Kinetin and 2,4-D on the Growth of Two Chlorophyte Microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis and Dunaliella salina

Rui Morais 2013. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences
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Effects of spray-drying and storage on astaxanthin content of Haematococcus pluvialis biomass

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Raposo, Maria Filomena J.). 2012. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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Chlorella vulgaris as soil amendment: Influence of encapsulation and enrichment with rhizobacteria

Rui Morais (with De Jesus Raposo, M.F.). 2011. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology
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Functional Vegetable-Based Sausages for Consumption by Children

Rui Morais (with Solange Burri). 2011. FNS
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Polyphenol Oxidase Activity and Colour Changes of ‘Starking’ Apple Cubes Coated with Alginate and Dehydrated with Air

Rui Morais (with Susana Daniela Sousa Fernandes). 2011. FNS
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Chemical dips and edible coatings to retard softening and browning of fresh-cut banana

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Sadili Bico, S.L.). 2010. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation
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On the utilization of microalgae for brewery effluent treatment and possible applications of the produced biomass

Rui Morais & Paula Castro (with de J. Raposo, M.F.). 2010. Journal of the Institute of Brewing
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Combined effects of chemical dip and/or carrageenan coating and/or controlled atmosphere on quality of fresh-cut banana

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with Bico, S.L.S.). 2009. Food Control
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Controlled atmosphere storage for preservation of Salicornia ramosissima

Alcina M. M. Bernardo & Rui Morais (with De Jesus Raposo, M.F.). 2009. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation
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Compositions comprising polysaccharide with antiviral activity and bacterial anti-adhesion properties, their formulations, process of preparation and their uses

Rui Morais 2008.
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Pigmenting efficacy of astaxanthin fed to rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss: Effect of dietary astaxanthin and lipid sources

Rui Morais (with Choubert, G.). 2006.
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Biodegradation of p-chlorophenol by a microalgae consortium

Rui Morais & Paula Castro (with Lima, S.A.C.). 2004. Water Research
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Device to breack particles and / or cells and / or homogenizing dispersions and procedure thereoff

Rui Morais 2004.
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Effect of dietary bile extracts on serum response of astaxanthin in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): a preliminary study

Rui Morais (with Mendes-Pinto, MM). 2004. Aquaculture Nutrition
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Biodegradation of p-nitrophenol by microalgae

Rui Morais & Paula Castro (with Lima, S.A.C.). 2003. Journal of Applied Phycology
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Evaluation of different cell disruption processes on encysted cells of Haematococcus pluvialis: Effects on astaxanthin recovery and implications for bio-availability

Rui Morais (with Mendes-Pinto, M.M.). 2001.
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Functional Foods: An introductory course

Rui Morais 2001. Greca
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Phytochemical profiles of Targionia lorbeeriana: Grown in vitro and in the open

Rui Morais (with Neves, M.). 2001. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C
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Effect of carotenoid source and dietary lipid content on blood astaxanthin concentration in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Rui Morais (with Barbosa, M.J.). 1999.
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New sesquiterpene lactones from the Portuguese liverwort Targionia lorbeeriana

Rui Morais (with Neves, M.). 1999.
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Spray-drying of the micro alga Dunaliella salina: Effects on β-carotene content and isomer composition

Rui Morais (with Orset, S.). 1999.
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Production of a carotenoid-rich product by alginate entrapment and fluid-bed drying of Dunaliella salina

Rui Morais (with Leach, G.). 1998. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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Spray-drying of Dunaliella salina to produce a β-carotene rich powder

Rui Morais (with Leach, G.). 1998.
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Three triterpenoids and one flavonoid from the liverwort Asterella blumeana grown in vitro

Rui Morais (with Neves, M.). 1998.
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A gymnomitrane-type sesquiterpenoid from in vitro cultures of Reboulia hemisphaerica

Rui Morais (with Morais, R.M.S.C.). 1991.
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A GYMNOMITRANE-TYPE SESQUITERPENOID FROM INVITRO CULTURES OF REBOULIA-HEMISPHAERICA

Rui Morais (with MORAIS, RMSC). 1991. Phytochemistry
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Growth and Secondary Product Formation of in vitro Cultures from the Liverwort Reboulia hemisphaerica

Rui Morais (with Morais, R.M.S.C.). 1991. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
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GROWTH AND SECONDARY PRODUCT FORMATION OF INVITRO CULTURES FROM THE LIVERWORT REBOULIA-HEMISPHAERICA

Rui Morais (with MORAIS, RMSC). 1991. Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung C-a Journal of Biosciences
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(+)-GYMNOMITR-8(12)EN-9ALPHA-OL AND R-(-)8,11-DIHYDRO-ALPHA-CUPARENONE, 2 NEW SESQUITERPENES FROM THE LIVERWORT, REBOULIA-HEMISPHAERICA

Rui Morais (with MORAIS, RMSC). 1988. Archiv Der Pharmazie