Susete Pinteus

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MARE - IPLeiria
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biotechnology and Resources Valorisation

Activity summary

Susete Pinteus holds a master degree in Biotechnology of Marine Resources and is currently finishing her PhD in "Science, Technology and Sea Management" with the thesis entitled: " Adding value to the marine invaders S. Muticum and A. armata". Throughout her academic and professional activities she has acquired vast experience in the extraction of bioactive compounds from marine organisms, having as main target molecules with antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitumor and antifouling properties.


Susete Pinteus et al., Marine invasive macroalgae: Turning a real threat into a major opportunity - the biotechnological potential of Sargassum muticum and Asparagopsis armata. Algal Research V34: 217-234. Alves, C., Silva, J., Pinteus, S., Gaspar, H., Alpoim, M.C., Botana, L.M., Pedrosa, R. 2018. From marine origin to therapeutics: The antitumour potential of marine algae-derived compounds. Front. Pharmacol. | doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00777. Pinteus, S., Lemos, M. F., Silva, J., Alves, C., Neugebauer, A., Freitas, R., Duarte, A & Pedrosa, R. 2017. An Insight into Sargassum muticum Cytoprotective Mechanisms against Oxidative Stress on a Human Cell In Vitro Model. Marine Drugs, 15(11), 353. Pinteus, S., Silva, J., Alves, C., Horta, A., Thomas, O. P., & Pedrosa, R. 2017. Antioxidant and Cytoprotective Activities of Fucus spiralis Seaweed on a Human Cell in Vitro Model. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(2), 292. Susete Pinteus, Joana Silva, Celso Alves, André Horta, Nádia Fino, Ana Inês Rodrigues, Susana Mendes, Rui Pedrosa. 2017. Cytoprotective effect of seaweeds with high antioxidant activity from the Peniche coast (Portugal). Food Chemistry, 218, 591-599. Souza, R. B., Frota, A. F., Silva, J., Alves, C., Pinteus, S., (....) 2018. In vitro activities of kappa-carrageenan isolated from red marine alga Hypnea musciformis: Antimicrobial, anticancer and neuroprotective potential. Intern. J. Biol. Macromolecules Kich, D. M., Bitencourt, S., Alves, C., Silva, J., Pinteus, S., (...) 2016. Neuromodulatory effects of Calyptranthes grandifolia extracts against 6-hydroxydopamine-induced neurotoxicity in SH-SY5Y cells. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 84, 382-386 Pinto Pedrosa RF, Da Maia Alves CM, Goncalves Pinteus SF, (...) inventors; IPL (2009 – 2029). ICE SUPPLEMENTED WITH ALGAE AND/OR DERIVATIVES, PROCESS FOR OBTAINING THEREOF AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF. Patent Priority – Portugal