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Samira Prado

Position: Researcher School/office: School of Medical Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303470

Room: X2303

Samira Prado

About Samira Prado

About Samira Prado
I was hired as a postdoc by ORU's Food & Health strategic initiative in 2020 and have been working in a field that integrates biochemistry, nutrition, food chemistry, and metabolomics. My work is also within PAN Sweden Centre (FORMAS) and on a daily basis I am involved with the Gut and Health team.
My research interest involves the dietary and gut-related effects of food components on human health by studying human metabolism. I have been working with dietary interventions, metabolomics, gut microbiota profiling, complementary in vitro models (e.g., cell culture and gastrointestinal system), and ex vivo assays (e.g., Ussing chamber).
PanProtein - plant-based proteins contributing to a healthy and sustainable diet is my main ongoing project, which aims to create frameworks to measure the metabolic profiling related to plant-based protein intake.
I am involved in teaching activities at the master's Program in Experimental Medicine and have been supervising bachelor and master students, in works that involve lab supervision, developing experimental protocols, data analysis and writing.
Prizes: PhD thesis received the Best PhD Thesis Award in Food Science from the Ministry of Education (Brazil) and the Best Thesis Award in Agricultural Science from the University of São Paulo.

Awarded grants: FORMAS Mobility Grant (2022-2023; ca 2M SEK), and Ekhagastiftelsen (2023-2014; 980 000 SEK).

Extra activities: Junior Faculty board representative of ORU's Medicine and Health areas.


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