PUBLICATIONS (since 2002)




PUBLICATIONS (ISI - Journals) (from 2002 to date):





  1. Sharokh Jabrayili, Vahid Farzaneh, Zahra Zare, Hamid Bakhshabadi, Zahra Babazadeh, Mohsen Mokhtarian, Isabel. S. Carvalho. Modelling of mass transfer kinetic in osmotic dehydration.
    International Agrophysics. (Got revision)
  2. Vahid Farzaneh, Isabel. S. Carvalho. Modeling of the release kinetic and encapsulation efficiency of phenolic compounds in simulated gastric fluid (SGF).
    Journal of Food Process Engineering. (Got revision)
  3. Ana Anastácio and Isabel Saraiva de Carvalho. (2016). Development of a Development of a beverage benchtop prototype based on sweet potato peels: optimization of antioxidant activity by a mixture design.
    International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

    DOI: 10.1080/09637486.2016.1174984
  4. Vahid Farzaneh, Alireza Ghodsvali, Hamid Bakhabadi, Mohammad Ganje, Zahara Dolatabadi and Isabel S. Carvalho (2016). Modelling of the selected physical properties os the Fava bean with various moisture contents using fuzzy logic design.
    Journal of Process Engineering (Early on line)
    DOI: 10.1111/jfpe.12366
  5. Rathinam Raja, Hemaiswarya S, Ganesan V and Isabel S Carvalho (2016). Recent developments in therapeutic applications of Cyanobacteria.
    Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 42 (3): 394 -405
    DOI: 10.3109/1040841X.2014.957640
  6. Vahid Farzaneh and Isabel S. Carvalho (2015). A review of the health benefit potentials of herbal plant infusions and their mechanism of actions.
    Industrial Crops and Products 65: 247-258.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.10.057
  7. Raja R, Hemaiswarya S and Isabel S.Carvalho, (2015). Impact of salt effluent and seaweed liquid fertilizers on three microalgae.
    Brazilian Journal of Botany, 38(3): 547-553.
    DOI: 10.1007/s40415-015-0170-x
  8. Rathinam Raja, Shanmugam Hemaiswarya, Arunkumar K and Isable S. Carvalho, (2015). Antioxidant activity and lipid profile of three seaweeds of Faro, Portugal.
    Brazilian Journal of Botany. 39(1): 9 -17.
    DOI 10.1007/s40415-015-0200-8
  9. Rathinam Raja, Hemaiswarya S, Ganesan V and Isabel S Carvalho (2014). Biomass from microalgae: An overview.
    Oceanography. 2 (1): 2-7.
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2632.1000118
  10. Rúben Silva and Isabel S. Carvalho (2014). In vitro Antioxidant Activity, Phenolic Compounds and Protective Effect against DNA Damage Provided by Leaves, Stems and Flowers of Portulaca oleracea (Purslane).
    Natural Product Communications. 9 (1): 45-50.
  11. Ricardo Nunes, Susana Rodrigues, Pawel Pasko, Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Ana Grenha, Isabel Saraiva de Carvalho, (2014). Effect of Erica australis extract on CACO-2 cells, fibroblasts and selected pathogenic bacteria responsible for wound infection.
    Industrial Crops And Products. 52(C): 99-104.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2013.10.015
  12. Hemaiswarya S, R. Raja, R. Ravikumar and Isabel S. Carvalho (2013). Mechanism of action of probiotics.
    Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 56 (1): 113-119.
    ISSN 1516-8913
  13. Anastácio, A. and Carvalho I.S. (2013). Accumulation Of Fatty Acids In Purslane Grown In Hydroponic Salt Stress Conditions. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 64 (2): 235-242.
    DOI: 10.3109/09637486.2012.713915
  14. Anastácio, A. and Carvalho, I. S. (2013). Spotlight on PGI sweet potato from Europe: study of plant part, time and solvent effects on antioxidant activity.
    Journal of Food Biochemistry. 37: 628-637.
    DOI: 10.1111/jfbc.12017
  15. Anastácio, A. and Carvalho, I. S. (2013). Phenolics Extraction From Sweet Potato Peels: Key Factors Screening Through A Placket-Burman Design. Industrial Crops And Products
    Industrial Crops and Products. 43: 99 - 105.
  16. Nunes, R. and Carvalho, I. S. (2013). Antioxidant Activities, Distribution Of Phenolics And Free Amino Acids of Erica Australis Leaves And Flowers Collected In Algarve, Portugal -Short Communication.
    Natural Product Research. 27(18): 1664-7
    DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2012.751593
  17. Anastácio, A. and Carvalho I.S. (2013). Accumulation Of Fatty Acids In Purslane Grown In Hydroponic Salt Stress Conditions. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 64 (2): 235-242.
    DOI: 10.3109/09637486.2012.713915
  18. Nunes, R., Anastácio, A. and Carvalho, I. S. (2012). Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activities of Different Plant Parts from Two Erica Species.
    Journal of Food Quality. 35: 307–314.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-4557.2012.00459.x
  19. Hemaiswarya S, R. Raja, Isabel S.Carvalho, R. Ravikumar, Vasudeo Zambare and Debmalya Barh. (2012). An Indian scenario on renewable and sustainable energy sources with emphasis on algae.
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 96: 1125–1135.
    DOI 10.1007/s00253-012-4487-0
  20. Carvalho I.S., Cavaco, T., And Brodelius, M. (2011). Phenolic Composition And Antioxidant Capacity Of Six Artemisia Species.
    Industrial Crops And Products, 33:382–388.
  21. Carvalho I.S., Teixeira M, Brodelius M. (2011). Fatty Acids Profile Of Selected Artemisia Spp. Plants: Health Promotion.
    LWT - Food Science And Technology, 44(1): 293-298.
    DOI: org/10.1016/j.lwt.2010.05.033.
  22. Carvalho IS, Cavaco T, Carvalho LM, Duque P. (2010). Effect Of Photoperiod On Flavonoid Pathway Activity In Sweet Potato (Ipomoea Batatas (L.) Lam.) Leaves.
    Food Chemistry, 118(2): 384-390.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.05.005
  23. Teixeira MC, Carvalho IS, Brodelius M. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Desaturase Genes Isolated From Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea L.): Expression In Different Tissues And Response To Cold And Wound Stress. (2010).
    Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, 58(3): 1870-7.
    DOI: 10.1021/jf902684v
  24. Teixeira, M., Olsson, M. Brodelius, P., Carvalho I S. And Brodelius, M. (2010). Differential Expression Of Omega-3 And Omega-6 Desaturase Genes And Linolenic/Linoleic Accumulation Levels In Leaves Of Portulaca Oleracea L., Exposed To Chloride-Salinity Treatments.
    Available At:  Http://Lifesciencedb.Jp/Ddbj-E/Card.Cgi?Project_Id=728472
  25. Teixeira M C, Coelho N, Olsson M E, Brodelius P E, Carvalho I S, Brodelius M. (2009). Molecular Cloning And Expression Analysis Of Three Omega-6 Desaturase Genes From Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea L.).
    Biotechnology Letters, 31(7): 1089-101.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10529-009-9956-x
  26. Teixeira M, Carvalho I.S. (2009). Effects Of Salt Stress On Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) Nutrition.
    Annals Of Applied Biology, 154(1):77-86.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00272.x
  27. Cavaco T, Longuinho C, Quintas C, Saraiva De Carvalho I. (2007). Chemical And Microbial Changes During The Natural Fermentation Of Strawberry Tree (Arbutus Unedo L.) Fruits.
    Journal Of Food Biochemistry, 31(6): 715-725.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-4514.2007.00138.x
  28. Carvalho I, Miranda I, Pereira H. (2006). Evaluation Of Oil Composition Of Some Crops Suitable For Human Nutrition.
    Industrial Crops And Products, 24(1): 75-78. 
    DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2006.03.005
  29. Carvalho IS, Chaves M, Pinto Ricardo C. (2005). Influence Of Water Stress On The Chemical Composition Of Seeds Of Two Lupins (Lupinus Albus And Lupinus Mutabilis).
    Journal Of Agronomy And Crop Science, 191(2): 95-98.
    DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-037X.2004.00128.X.
  30. Carvalho IS. (2005). Effects of water stress on the proximate composition and mineral contents of seeds of two lupins (lupinus albus and lupinus mutabilis).
    Journal of Food Quality, 28: 325-332.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-4557.2005.00040.x.
  31. Pinheiro C, Rodrigues AP, De Carvalho IS, Chaves MM, Ricardo CP. (2005). Sugar Metabolism In Developing Lupin Seeds Is Affected By A Short-Term Water Deficit.
    Journal Of Experimental Botany, 56(420):2705-12.
    DOI: Http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/Pubmed/16118256.
  32. Carvalho, I. S. (2004). Mineral Profile From Lupine Seeds.
    Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 26(3), 138-139.
  33. Carvalho IS, Ricardo CP, Chaves M. (2004). Quality And Distribution Of Assimilates Within The Whole Plant Of Lupines (L. Albus And L. Mutabilis) Influenced By Water Stress.
    Journal Of Agronomy And Crop Science, 190(3): 205-210.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-037X.2004.00094.x
  34. Chaves MM., Pereira, JS, Maroco, J., Rodrigues, ML., Ricardo, CPP., Osório, ML., Carvalho, IS., Faria, T., and Pinheiro, C. (2002). How Plants Cope With Water Stress In The Field? Photosynthesis And Growth.
    Annals Of Botany, 89(7): 907-916.
    DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcf105




  1. 2015 - Vahid Farzaneh, Isabel S. Carvalho, Optimization of the release kinetics of bioactive compounds of encapsulated Olea europaea leaves infusions, Euro Global Summit and Expo on Food & Beverages (Euro Food-2015) (Oral presentation). Alicante-Spain. The abstract published in Journal of Food Processing and Technology. available online in the following DOI link. Or in the following webpage link:
  2. 2012- Rathinam Raja and Isabel S Carvalho, ‘European Seaweed Industry: Current status and future perspectives’ conducted by Netalgae during 6th-7th, November 2012 at Palacio Miramar Jaureqia, San Sebastian-Basque Country, Spain.
  3. 2012- Rathinam Raja, Hemaiswarya S, and Isabel S Carvalho, ‘International Algal Congress’ held at Rotterdam during 5-6 December 2012, The Netherlands.
  4. 2012- Rathinam Raja and Isabel S Carvalho, Workshop on ‘Bioenergies on 2nd Generation’ during 14th December 2012 held at Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve, Gambelas, Faro, Portugal.
  5. 2011- Silva, R., Carvalho, I.S. Relationship between the Phenolic and Flavonoid Content and the Antioxidant Activity in Portulaca oleracea Euro Food Chem XVI - Translating Food Chemistry into Health Benefits, 06-08 July 2011. Gdansk, Poland.
    Pigments in Food: Chemical, Biological and Technological Aspects, Budapest, Hungary, 20 a 24 June.
  6. 2009 - Carvalho I.S., Teixeira, M., And Brodelius, M. (2009). Effect Of Salt Stress On Purslane And Potential Health Benefits: Oxalic Acid And Fatty Acids Profile. UC Davis:The Proceedings Of The International Plant Nutrition Colloquium XVI, 25 August- 30 August. California, EUA
  7. 2008- Cavaco, T. and Carvalho, I.S. ESF-COST Conference on Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine Acquafredda di Maratea (Naples), Italy, 18 - 23 May 2008
    2008- Teixeira, M. C, Olsson, M. E , Brodelius, P., Carvalho, I. S, Brodelius, M. Effect of salinity on ω3 desaturase genes expression and LNA/LA content in Portulaca oleracea L. leaves. Plant Biology 2008, June 26-July 1, 2008. Mérida, Mexico
  8. 2007- Cavaco, T. and Carvalho, I.S.The Rubus fruticosus Agg. fruit: studies on its color and anthocyanins at two different regions of Algarve. Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL July 2007.
  9. 2006- Cavaco, T., Quintas, C. and Carvalho, I.S. Anthocyanins profile in Arbutus unedo L. and Rubus fruticosus fruits. I European Chemistry Congress in Budapest. August  2006.
  10. 2005 - I. S. Carvalho, "Fatty acids composition of Cannabis sativa and Helianthus annus", 15th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium,Beijing, China, September 2005.
  11. 2004 - I. S. Carvalho, “Mineral profile from Lupine seeds”, 14 th FESPB Congress, Cracow, Poland, August 2004.
  12. 2003 - I. S. Carvalho, M. Chaves and C. Pinto Ricardo, “Seeds chemical composition of two lupines (Lupinus albus and Lupinus mutabilis) influenced by water stress”, 1st International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2003.
  13. 2000 - Miguel, M. G., I. S. Carvalho, P. Baguinho and J. Beltrão. (2000). “Effects of Salt and Nitrogen Stress on Mineral and Nitrogen in Lactuca sativa L.”. International Symposium on Techniques to Control Salination for Horticultural Productivity Antalya, Turkey, November, 2000.
  14. 2202 - Beltrao, J., Jesus, S. B., Silva, V., Sousa, P. B., Carvalho, I., Trindade, D., Rodrigues, M. H., & Machado, A. (2002). Efficiency Of Triple Emitter Source (TES) For Irrigation Experiments Of Horticultural Crops. Proceedings Of The International Symposium On Techniques To Control Salination For Horticultural Productivity (573), 183-188.
  15. 1997 - Chaves M.M., Rodrigues M. L., Carvalho I. S., Pacheco C.M.A. and Passarinho J.A. (1997). Response to water deficits in lupins – gas exchange and carbon partitioning. Proceedings of the Workshop ‘Improving forage crops for semi-arid areas’. Maiorca, Espanha. 2-4 October 97, pp 31-44.
  16. 1996- Carvalho, I. S., Pinto Ricardo, C., Chaves, M., Martins, J. (1996). Effects of drought on the chemical composition in pods and seeds of Lupinus spp.. 8th International Lupin Conference. New York.
  17. 1995- Carvalho, I. S., Pinto Ricardo, C., Passarinho, J.A., Rodrigues, L., Chaves, M. (1995). Resposta ao stress hídrico em Lupinus albus L. e Lupinus mutabillis sweet. Trocas gasosas e partição dos assimilados pelos diferentes tecidos da planta. IV Congresso Luso - Espanhol de Fisiologia Vegetal, Estoril – Portugal.




  1. Hemaiswarya S, Ramaraj S, Rathinam Raja, Arunkumar K and Isabel S. Carvalho, 2017. ‘Omics approaches in algal and fungal biotechnology from industrial and medical point of view’ a chapter in Omics technologies and bioengineering towards improving quality of life. Edited by Debmalya Barh, Academic Press Imprint: Elsevier Publications, USA.
  2. Raja R, Hemaiswarya S, Ravikumar R and Isabel S Carvalho, 2017. ‘Microalgae biomass production’ from Marine macro and microalgae: An overview Edited by Xavier Malcata F, Isabel Sousa Pinto and Catarina Guedes A, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 31st March 2017, (An Imprint of Edenbridge Ltd, British Channel Islands) Enfield, New Hampshire-03748, Portland, USA (In Press).
    ISBN 9781498705332
  3. Anastácio, Ana and Saraiva de Carvalho, Isabel, 2016. Food Applications and Health Benefits Related to Antioxidant Activity of Phenolic Compounds from Sweet Potato Peels and Leaves: Review of Literature and Patents a chapter in Sweet Potato: Production, Nutritional Properties and Diseases pp 47 – 120. Editors: Doris Sullivan.
    ISBN: 978-1-63484-487-1.
  4. Hemaiswarya S, Rathinam Raja, Ramaraj S, Arunkumar K, Kumaran S and Isabel S. Carvalho, 2014. Algal and fungal Biotechnology a chapter in ‘Advanced Biotechnology’. Edited by Debmalya Barh, Taylor and Francis (In Preparation)
  5. Ramaraj Sathasivam, S Hemaiswarya, R Raja, V Ganesan, C.Anbazhagan, Isabel S Carvalho and Niran Juntawong, 2014. ‘Microalgae as an Attractive Source for Biofuel Production’ in Environmental Sustainability - Role of green technologies,
    Edited by P. Thangavel and G. Sridevi, Springer Publishers.
    DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2056-5_8.
  6. Hemaiswarya S, R. Raja, R. Ravikumar, A. Yogesh kumar and Isabel S Carvalho, 2013. Microalgal Omics and Their Applications chapter-18 (pag.439-450) in ‘OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
    Published by CRC, Taylor and Francis group, USA, March 26, 2013 by CRC, pp. 439 – 450.
    Edited by Debmalya Barh, Vasudeo Zambare and Vasco Azevedo,
    ISBN: 978-1-4665-6281-3.
  7. Hemaiswarya S, R. Raja, R. Ravikumar and Isabel S Carvalho, 2013. Chapter 3: Microalgae taxonomy and breeding in ‘Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics’ published by CAB International 2013, GA, UK during April.
    Edited by Bharat P.Singh,
    ISBN: 9781845938857. pp 44-53.
  8. Raja, R., Hemaiswarya, S., Carvalho, I. S. and Ganesan, V. 2014. Therapeutic applications of cyanobacteria with emphasis on their economics, in Cyanobacteria: An Economic Perspective
    (eds N. K. Sharma, A. K. Rai and L. J. Stal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
    DOI: 10.1002/9781118402238.ch6
  9. Hemaiswarya S, R. Raja, R. Ravikumar and Isabel S Carvalho, 2013. Chapter 3: Microalgae taxonomy and breeding in ‘Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics’ published by CAB International 2013, GA, UK during April. Edited by Bharat P.Singh, pp 44-53.
    ISBN: 9781845938857.
  10. Raja, R., Hemaiswarya, S., Carvalho, I. S. and Ganesan, V. 2014. Therapeutic applications of cyanobacteria with emphasis on their economics, in Cyanobacteria: An Economic Perspective (eds N. K. Sharma, A. K. Rai and L. J. Stal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781118402238.ch6
  11. Carvalho, I. S., 2005. Fatty acids composition of Cannabis sativa and Helianthus annus. In Plant Nutrition for Food Security, Human Health and Environmental Protection. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 440-441.
  12. Carvalho, I. S., Ricardo, C.P., Martins, J.N., and Chaves, M.M. 1997. Effects of drought on chemical composition in pods and seeds of Lupinus mutabilis. In: Looking Towards the 21st Century, 8th Int. Lupin Conf., Asilomar, May 1996. G.D. Hill (Ed.), Inter. Lupin Ass. Lincoln.


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GenBank Accession numbers:
Hemaiswarya S, Ganesan V, Raja R and Isabel S Carvalho, 2013.


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