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Edite Teixeira de Lemos

Edite Teixeira de Lemos
Current Designation: Full Professor, ESAV, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Chair of Scientific Council of ESAV, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Director of the Postgraduated Course of Nutrition and Food Quality
Director of the Masters Degree in Food Quality and Technology
Investigator, CI&DETS, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Edite Teixeira de Lemos received her PharmD from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra, her MSc in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Poitiers, France, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra; Portugal in 1986; 1988 and 2008 respectively.
After 10 years working in the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu as a professor responsible for the scientific areas of food chemistry, food analysis, nutrition and biotoxicology and as the head of the Department of Food Engineering, rising to the position of full professor in February 1999.
At present she is a senior Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, chairmain of Master and post-graduated courses of ESAV, Polythecnic Institute of Viseu and integrates the Research Centre CI&DETS in the Polythecnic Institute of Viseu. Since December 2014 she is Chairman of scientific council of ESAV, Polythecnic Institute of Viseu.
Concerning Teaching
She is responsible for teaching in the areas of Food Science and Health, Nutrition and Dietetics, Toxicology and Food Analysis. As teatching promoter/co-promoter of Thesis (pre-graduated; Masters Degree and PhD thesis). She has successfully supervised 20 pre-graduated theses, 7 MSc theses and 1 PhD thesis and is currently supervising 1 PhD student and 5 MSc students.
Concerning scientific research
E. Teixeira de Lemos started her research work in 1989 at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Poitiers, France working in chronobiology, drugs’ nephrotoxicity and the use of chronobiology as a means to optimize antibiotherapy. In 2004 she initiated her research in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra. In her PhD thesis she studied the effects of exercise (acute and chronic) in inflammation and oxidative stress associated with T2DM. She then started researching the effects of DPP-IV inhibitor sitagliptin in diabetic dysmetabolism, pancreas, kidney and retina. Since 2009, she also focuses her research in hyperlipidaemia, aging and nutrition.
At present she is conducting studies about the assessment and management of nutrition and its putative relation to balance and falls in the elderly. Furthermore, she is studying the ingestion of salt and food supplements by a population living in central Portugal. She is also exploring the existance of nutraceuticals in endogenous resourser and their putative use for increasing imunitary system.
Prof. E. Teixeira de Lemos has co-authored over 60 papers in basic research, including review articles and textbook chapters, lectures and 200 presentations at national conferences and international symposia, having received 6 First Prizes in Scientific Meetings as author/co-author. She is also a Reviewer/Co-reviewer of scientific papers in several international journals.
Research Interests
Prof. E. Teixeira de Lemos’ main research interests are: metabolic and cardiovascular disease and experimental nephrology with a particular interest in cellular/molecular pathophysiological mechanisms of diseases and drugs’ actions. She also focuses upon the effects of exercise (training/acute) in cardiometabolic disease, vascular effects of antidiabetic drugs, dyslipidemia and the new markers of cardiovascular disease.
More recently, she also started to develop work in nutrition and its importance in disease and in aging, focusing on the evaluation of nutritional status and body composition in the elderly, risk of falls in the elderly, polymedication, the use of herbal and dietary supplements in elderly and the nutritional patterns of adults and older persons.
Expertise Key-words: cardiometabolic, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, inflammation, exercise, nutrition, polymedication, elderly, nutritional supplements.
Member of the following associations: College of Pharmacists (OF) since 1986, Portuguese Society of Atherosclerosis (SPA), since 2005; Portuguese Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (SPFT), since 2005; Portuguese Society of Diabetes (SPD), since 2007; Portuguese Society of Hemorheology and Microcirculation (SPHM) since 2010, Portuguese Society of Science in Laboratory animals (SPCAL) since 2010.