Andreia Ribeiro graduated in Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança in October 2014. For 8 months, she participated in an Erasmus fellowship where she developed skills in the characterization and microencapsulation of natural extracts, and later she worked as a researcher at CIMO (https://cimo.ipb.pt/) on valorisation of natural products. In 2021, she obtained her PhD degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) with a thesis entitled Nanohydroxyapatite Pickering emulsions: from product development to functional ingredients in food applications. She was a post-doctoral researcher at LSRE-LCM from 2021 to 2023, working on valorisation of natural products and food wastes, namely in projects Valor Natural (https://valornatural.pt/) and BIOma (https://projetobioma.pt/). She has published several papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has participated in different national and international conferences with oral and poster communications. In June 2023, Andreia was awarded a Junior Researcher contract by the 5th Scientific Employment Stimulus ( https://www.fct.pt/), financed by FCT, to pursue studies on Formulation and process development of calcium-rich particle-based Pickering emulsions loaded with vitamin D to produce fortified and excipient foods imparting enhanced oral calcium absorption effects.