Lígia Rodrigues

Associate Professor with Habilitation



Career

  • Since  2018: Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 2017 - 2018: Assistant Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 2012 - 2017: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2003 - 2012: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2005: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2001: Master Program on Biotechnology - Bioprocess Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2019: Associate Editorial Board of "Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering"
  • Since  2018: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, PhD Program in Bioengineering
  • Since  2016: Vice-Head of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2016: Program Director, Master Program in Technology and Food Science
  • Since  2015: Member of the Editorial Board of "Frontiers in Food Science and Nutrition"
  • Since  2015: Member of the Editorial Board of "Frontiers in Bioengineering"
  • 2011 - 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials"

Laboratory Management

Teaching Interests


Courses

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics ( Master Program in Bioinformatics - Biological Sciences )
  • Food Science and Engineering ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Food Biotechnology ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Projet of Biological Engineering ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Metal-biosurfactant complexes characterization: binding, self-assembly and interaction with bovine serum albumin
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(12), 2864, 2019
2
Biomolecular interactions of lysosomotropic surfactants with cytochrome c and its effect on the protein conformation: A biophysical approach
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 126, 1177-1185, 2019
3
The biopolymer produced by Rhizobium viscosum CECT 908 is a promising agent for application in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • New Biotechnology, 49, 144-150, 2019
4
Rational identification of a colorectal cancer targeting peptide through phage display
  • Scientific Reports, 9(3958), 2019
5
Downscale fermentation for xylooligosaccharides production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 205, 176-183, 2019
6
Integrated strategy for purification of esterase from Aureobasidium pullulans
  • Separation and Purification Technology, 209, 409-418, 2019
7
One-step process for producing prebiotic arabino-xylooligosaccharides from Brewer's spent grain employing Trichoderma species
  • Food Chemistry, 270, 86-94, 2019
8
From lignocellulosic residues to market: Production and commercial potential of xylooligosaccharides
  • Biotechnology Advances, (In Press), 2019
9
  • Britto, Karolinni B.; Francisco, Carla S.; Ferreira, Débora; Borges, Bárbara J.P.; Conti, Raphael; Profeti, Demetrius; Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Lacerda Jr., Valdemar; Morais, Pedro A.B.; Borges, Warley S.
Identifying new isatin derivatives with GSK-3β inhibition capacity through molecular docking and bioassays
  • Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, (In Press), 2019
10
  • Gomes, Sara Daniela; Oliveira, Claudia Suellen; Azevedo-Silva, João; Casanova, Marta; Barreto, Judite; Pereira, Helena; Chaves, Susana; Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Casal, Margarida; Côrte-Real, Manuela; Baltazar, Fátima; Preto, Ana
The role of diet related short-chain fatty acids in colorectal cancer metabolism and survival: prevention and therapeutic implications
  • Current Medicinal Chemistry, (In Press), 2019
11
One-step co-culture fermentation strategy to produce high-content fructo-oligosaccharides
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 201, 31-38, 2018
12
Single-step production of arabino-xylooligosaccharides by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610 cultivated in brewers’ spent grain
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 199, 546-554, 2018
13
Study of metal-lipopeptide complexes and their self-assembly behavior, micelle formation, interaction with bovine serum albumin and biological properties
  • Journal of Molecular Liquids, 268, 743-753, 2018
14
In vitro digestibility and fermentability of fructo-oligosaccharides produced by Aspergillus ibericus
  • Journal of Functional Foods, 46, 278-287, 2018
15
Bioactivity of glycolipopeptide cell-bound biosurfactants against skin pathogens
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 109, 971-979, 2018
16
Improvement of biosurfactant production by Wickerhamomyces anomalus CCMA 0358 and its potential application in bioremediation
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials, 346, 152-158, 2018
17
Production of fructo-oligosaccharides by Aspergillus ibericus and their chemical characterization
  • LWT-Food Science and Technology, 89, 58-64, 2018
18
Potential applications of the Escherichia coli heat shock response in synthetic biology
  • Trends in Biotechnology, 36(2), 186-198, 2018
19
New ß-galactosidase producers with potential for prebiotic synthesis
  • Bioresource Technology, 250, 131-139, 2018
20
Electrochemical aptasensor array for multiple detection of human osteopontin
  • Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 36(1), 1-9, 2018
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