Patrícia Costa studied Biological Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Algarve, in Portugal, completing her Integrated Master in 2009. In 2013 she received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences specialty Biotechnology, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Algarve, Portugal. Her doctoral research was focused on the potential of secondary metabolites from wild plants and in vitro cultures to treat, slow or prevent oxidative stress-related disorders. Since 2014, she is Postdoctoral researcher at LSRE-LCM at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, working on the design and optimisation of green fragranced products.

Supervisors: Alírio Rodrigues, José Miguel Loureiro


Fragrance performance
Extraction, identification, isolation and biological activities of chemical components from natural matrices
Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites using in vitro plant tissue culture techniques


P. Costa, C.V. Velasco, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Effect of Cosmetic Matrices on the Release and Odour Profiles of the Supercritical CO2 Extract of Origanum majorana L.. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 38, 364-374, 2016 P. Costa, B. Medronho, S. Gonçalves, A. Romano. Cyclodextrins Enhance the Antioxidant Activity of Essential Oils from Three Lamiaceae Species. Industrial Crops and Products, 70, 341-346, 2015 P. Costa, J.M. Loureiro, M.A. Teixeira, A.E. Rodrigues. Extraction of Aromatic Volatiles by Hydrodistillation and Supercritical Fluid Extraction with CO2 from Helichrysum italicum subsp. picardii growing in Portugal. Industrial Crops and Products, 77, 680-683, 2015 P. Costa, M.A. Teixeira, Y. Lièvre, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Modeling Fragrance Components Release from a Simplified Matrix Used in Toiletries and Household Products. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 54, 11720-11731, 2015 M.A. Teixeira, P. Costa, A.E. Rodrigues. On the Design of New Fragrances with Perfumery Radar 2.0. An Approach for the Prediction of the Odour Space. H&PC Today - Household and Personal Care Today, 9, 52-54, 2014 P. Costa, S. Gonçalves, P. Valentão, P.B. Andrade, A. Romano. Accumulation of Phenolic Compounds in in vitro Cultures and Wild Plants of Lavandula viridis L’Hér and their Antioxidant and Anti-cholinesterase Potential. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 57, 69-74, 2013 P. Costa, B. Sarmento, S. Gonçalves, A. Romano. Protective Effects of Lavandula viridis L’Hér Extracts and Rosmarinic Acid Against H2O2-Induced Oxidative Damage in A172 Human Astrocyte Cell Line. Industrial Crops and Products, 50, 361-365, 2013 P. Costa, S. Gonçalves, C. Grosso, P.B. Andrade, P. Valentão, G. Bernardo-Gil, A. Romano. Chemical Profiling and Biological Screening of Thymus lotocephalus Extracts Obtained by Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Hydrodistillation. Industrial Crops and Products, 36, 246-256, 2012 P. Costa, C. Grosso, S. Gonçalves, P.B. Andrade, P. Valentão, G. Bernardo-Gil, A. Romano. Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Hydrodistillation for the Recovery of Bioactive Compounds from Lavandula viridis L’Hér. Food Chemistry, 135, 112-121, 2012 P. Costa, S. Gonçalves, P. Valentão, P.B. Andrade, N. Coelho, A. Romano. Thymus lotocephalus Wild Plants and in vitro Cultures Produce Different Profiles of Phenolic Compounds with Antioxidant Activity. Food Chemistry, 135, 1253-1260, 2012
Patrícia Costa
Postdoctoral Researcher