Fátima Poças, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Senior Researcher and Prof. (eq.) at Faculty of Biotechnology Universidade Católica Portuguesa at Porto. Coordination of the packaging laboratory since 1990 and Centre for Food Quality and Safety of Faculty of Biotechnology since 2103. Development, coordination and teaching food packaging courses at undergraduate and master level since 1992. Works in the field of mass transfer processes applied to safety and quality of packaged food, in particular barrier properties and chemical hazards and migration from packaging systems. She integrated the team of several (13) research projects national and European and led 2 national research projects. Supervision of 8 master thesis and co-supervision of PhD thesis in subjects related to food packaging. Ca. 25 published papers in referred journals. Represents Portugal in the European Network of Food Contact Materials Laboratories since 2004 and is member of EFSA Panel CEF since 2012.