Celso Miguel da Maia Alves

Celso Miguel da Maia Alves's picture
MARE - IPLeiria
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biotechnology and Resources Valorisation

Activity summary

Bioprospecting of natural compounds from marine organisms and study of their biological activities for application in distinct areas, including cosmetic, therapeutic and food.


Alves, C., Silva, J., Pinteus, S., Gaspar, H., Alpoim, M.C., Botana, L.M., Pedrosa, R. (2018) From marine origin to therapeutics: The antitumor potential of marine algae-derived compounds. Frontiers in Pharmacology.9, 777. Alves, C., Pinteus, S., Rodrigues, A., Horta, A., Pedrosa, R. (2018) Algae from Portuguese Coast Presented High Cytotoxicity and Antiproliferative Effects on an In vitro Model of Human Colorectal Cancer. Pharmacognosy Research. 10(1): 24-30. Pinteus, S., Lemos, M.F.L., Alves, C., N, et al. (2018) Marine invasive macroalgae: Turning a real threat into a major opportunity - the biotechnological potential of Sargassum muticum and Asparagopsis armata. Algal Research. 34, 217-234. Silva, J., Alves, C., Pinteus, S., Mendes, S., Pedrosa, R. (2018) Neuroprotective effects of seaweeds against 6-hydroxidopamine-induced cell death on an in vitro human neuroblastoma model. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 18: 58. Rodrigues, D*., Alves, C.*, Horta, A., Pinteus, S., Silva, J., Culioli, G., Thomas, O.P., Pedrosa R. (2015). Antitumor and antimicrobial potential of bromoditerpenes isolated from the red alga Sphaerococcus coronopifolius. Marine Drugs. 13:713-726. Pinto Pedrosa RF, Da Maia Alves CM, et al, inventores; INSTITUTO POLITECNICO LEIRIA (POLI-Non-standard), Titular. Gelo suplementado com algas edíveis e/ou produtos derivados destas. Nº de publicação: PT 104814 B. 31.01.2013. Red2Discovery project - The Red macro-algae Sphaerococcus coronopifolius and Asparagopsis armata as targets for marine drug Discovery” (PTDC/MAR-BIO/6149/2014). Budget: 174.110€ (2016-2019) Prémio Universitário Lotaçor: “Algelo: Produção de gelo suplementado com extractos de algas com capacidade antioxidante e antimicrobiana”.