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Vanessa Dias Capriles


Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Vanessa Dias Capriles is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. All her teaching, research and university extension activities are related to the interface between food science, nutrition, and health. Her research is focused on gluten-free bakery products and aimed at simultaneously improving their technological, sensory, and nutritional quality, providing solutions to meet both consumer and producer demands. Her research has been awarded prestigious scientific prizes and grants, including the Young Scientist Prize (2015) from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), a grant-making foundation linked to the Ministry of Science and Technology to support Brazilian research, and the Young Investigator Grant Phase 1 (2013-2017) and Phase 2 (2022-2027) from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). In the framework of national and international cooperation, she is conducting complex, interdisciplinary research using innovative approaches to improve the nutritional quality of gluten-free bakery products, and to assess their potential health benefits through in vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies. The work also involves sensory and consumer research, and the monitoring of nutrition facts and food labels, to support food legislation and food policies in the field of gluten-free products. e-mail: (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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