Short Curriculum vitae (CV)
Paula Silva. Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Histology and Embryology, Department of Microscopy, in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of University of Porto (UPorto). Teaching experience covers: Histology and Embryology (Human and Comparative), Animal Models of Human Disease, and Science Communication. Director of the continuing training course “Science communication - Life and health sciences” (6ECTS) and of the continuing training unit “Animal Models of Human Disease” (6ECTS). She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in UPorto. Paula Silva presents in her CV 19 original articles published in journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI), 1 book chapter, participation in some I&DT projects, and numerous works in many national and international congress. At present, her main research topic is the influence of moderate consumption of wine on chronic diseases, particularly, neurodegenerative diseases. Editor of the Science & Wine blog (

About this Blog

I believe that in one’s academic career, one of the most serious responsibilities is to communicate clearly with those who know little about one’s area of expertise. Extension service is a major responsibility for an academic who should use time and effort to be a link between a scientist and a non-scientist audience. With this blog, I aim to provide scientific and unbiased information about Science & Wine. I hope that this blog calls the attention of all people who work and/or like wine, namely: researchers who would like to know more about what others are doing in their specific research area; people who love veracity, wine and a story well told and want to read about the history of wine; farmers who want to know the effects of climatic changes on wine quality; wine tasters who want to read about the evolution of sensory evaluation; wine producers who need to enrich their knowledge about wine chemistry; designers who want to read articles about the importance of a label style; and those who are interested in the effects of wine on health and diseases. In a very flexible format this blog will be permanently “under construction” to be able to respond to the needs of those who seek out wine information.


My name is Paula Silva and I decided to accept this challenge of being the responsible editor of this blog because I believe that science must be shared and because it is very important to update public with information’s based in scientific evidences. My purpose is to serve people who wants to know more about wine by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange. I hope that this blog can be a resource on current and emerging issues in wine research area. Find out more