José Carlos Reis Ribeiro

I graduated in Biochemistry from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto in 2015. In 2017, at the same institution, I completed his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, developing a thesis about the potential of the application of edible insects the food industry.

Currently I am a PhD student in Agrarian Sciences and a PhD Fellow for FCT, developing my thesis (Protein isolation from edible insect Tenebrio molitor: characterization and consumer perception) in GreenUPorto and Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, with orientation from Professor Luís Miguel Cunha and Professor Manuela Pintado). The main areas of my research concerns the utilization of edible insects in the food industry (consumer perception, fractionation techniques and sensory properties) and the influence of context in sensory evaluation techniques and consumer studies, with a particular focus on the use of virtual reality and immersive environments.