Sofia Patrí­cia Meneses da Silva


Sofia Silva is a PhD Student on Agrarian Sciences, specialty Food Technology at University of Azores, supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with a scholarship, her research is focused on the development of edible coatings and films with antimicrobial and antifungal activity to improve the safety and quality of dairy products, especially on matured cheeses. Sofia holds both Bachelor’s degree in Agrarian Sciences- Branch Animal Production (2014) and a Master's degree in Food Technology and Safety (2016) from University of Azores (UAC).

Research Interests

Dairy products, acid lactic bacteria (BAL), edible coatings and films, antimicrobial and antifungal compounds, cheese whey

Teaching efforts

2016-2020 Invited Professor - Dairy Products Technology, University of Azores

Publicações Selecionadas

Silva C.C.G., Silva S.P.M. & Ribeiro S.C. (2018) Application of bacteriocins and/or protective cultures in dairy food preservation. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 594. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00594. [IF: 4,076]. Q1 Microbiology. 

Silva C.C.G., Silva S.P.M., & Prates, J.A.M., Bessa R.J.B, Rosa, H.J.D. and Rego, O.A. (2018). Physicochemical traits and sensory quality of commercial butter produced in the Azores. International Dairy Journal. 88. Doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2018.08.005.

Silva S.P.M., Ribeiro S.C., Silva C.C.G. (2017). Application of an active edible film to control listeria in fresh cheese. IITAA Technical Issues, 3.