Isabel Belo

Assistant Professor



Career

  • Since  2000: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2000: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2016: Program Director, PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • 2010 - 2015: Program Director, Master Program in Bioengineering
  • Since  2010: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • 2007 - 2011: Program Vice-Director, Integrated Master in Biological Engineering
  • Since  2013: Member of the Editorial Board of "BioMed Research International"


Courses

  • Graphic Representation Systems ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Cell Culture Technology ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Integrated Laboratory I ( Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering )
  • Introduction to Bioengineering ( Master Program in Bioengineering )


Projects


Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Optimization of lipase production by Aspergillus ibericus from oil cakes and its application in esterification reactions
  • Food and Bioproducts Processing, 102, 268-277, 2017
2
Optimization of lipase production by solid-state fermentation of olive pomace: from flask to laboratory-scale packed-bed bioreactor
  • Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, (In Press), 2017
3
Biotechnological production of γ-decalactone, a peach like aroma, by Yarrowia lipolytica
  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 32(169), 1-8, 2016
4
Olive pomace valorization by Aspergillus species: lipase production using solid-state fermentation
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96(10), 3583-3589, 2016
5
Ultrasounds pretreatment of olive pomace to improve xylanase and cellulase production by solid-state fermentation
  • Bioresource Technology, 214, 737-746, 2016
6
Oxygen transfer rate and pH as major operating parameters of citric acid production from glycerol by Yarrowia lipolytica W29 and CBS 2073
  • Chemical Papers, 70(7), 869-876, 2016
7
Nitrogen sources on TPOMW valorization through solid state fermentation performed by Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 33(2), 261-270, 2016
8
Oxygen mass transfer impact on citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica from crude glycerol
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 110, 35-42, 2016
9
Quantitative image analysis as a tool for Yarrowia lipolytica dimorphic growth evaluation in different culture media
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 217, 22-30, 2016
10
Combined bioremediation and enzyme production by Aspergillus sp. in olive mill and winery wastewaters
  • International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 110, 16-23, 2016
11
Effect of POX genotype and lip2p overexpression on lactone production and reconsumption by Yarrowia lipolytica using castor oil as substrate
  • Process Biochemistry, 50(9), 1357-1362, 2015
12
Enhancing the bioconversion of winery and olive mill wastes mixtures into lignocellulolytic enzymes and animal feed by Aspergillus uvarum using a packed-bed bioreactor
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(42), 9306-9314, 2015
13
Production of γ-decalactone by Yarrowia lipolytica: insights into experimental conditions and operating mode optimization
  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90(3), 559-565, 2015
14
Aroma production by Yarrowia lipolytica in airlift and stirred tank bioreactors: differences in yeast metabolism and morphology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 93, 55-62, 2015
15
Over-pressurized bioreactors: application to microbial cell cultures
  • Biotechnology Progress, 30(4), 767-775, 2014
16
Candida utilis metabolism and morphology under increased air pressure up to 12 bar
  • Process Biochemistry, 49(3), 374-379, 2014
17
Optimization of xylanase production by filamentous fungi in solid state fermentation and scale-up to horizontal tube bioreactor
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 173, 803-825, 2014
18
Enhanced heterologous protein production in Pichia pastoris under increased air pressure
  • Biotechnology Progress, 30(5), 1040-1047, 2014
19
An air-lift biofilm reactor for the production of γ-decalactones by Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Process Biochemistry, 49(9), 1377-1382, 2014
20
Screening of winery and olive mill wastes for lignocellulolytic enzyme production from Aspergillus species by solid-state fermentation
  • Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 4(3), 201-209, 2014
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