“Microbiology and food safety innovator”
Graça Teixeira was born in Oporto, started her professional career in 1991 as a laboratory technician at the Faculty of Biotechnology at the Catholic University of Portugal (ESB-UCP), where she graduated in Microbiology. In 2000 she went to Mirandela working as a teacher at the Piaget University Institute and, at the same time, as Manager of an accredited Chemistry Food Analysis Laboratory (ISO 17025). She returned to Oporto in 2005, continued working as a university teacher, and decided to become a mother. In 2010, she founded a home delivery company of fresh food (Sabores em @rroba). In 2012 she completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She started to accumulate classes in several higher education institutions along with professional training in food safety and technical assistance in the laboratory area. She returned to ESB-UCP in 2017 as a Pos-doc with the responsibility of organization and management of R&D projects. She likes to travel, go to the cinema, and she has recently discovered the Way of Saint James.