Isabel Belo

Assistant Professor



Career

  • Since  2000: Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 1994 - 2000: Lecturer, Universidade do Minho
  • 1990 - 1994: Assistant Lecturer, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2000: PhD in Engineering Sciences, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 2017 - 2018: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • 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"

Laboratory Management



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
Waste cooking oils as feedstock for lipase and lipid-rich biomass production
  • European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 1800188, (In Press), 2019
2
NIR spectroscopy applied to the determination of 2‐Phenylethanol and L‐Phenylalanine concentrations in culture medium of Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, (In Press), 2019
3
Generation of flavors and fragrances through biotransformation and de novo synthesis
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 117-118(12), 2217-2228, 2018
4
Mediterranean agro‐industrial wastes as valuable substrates for lignocellulolytic enzymes and protein production by solid‐state fermentation
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98(14), 5248-5256, 2018
5
Lipase production by solid-state fermentation of olive pomace in tray-type and pressurized bioreactors
  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 93(5), 1312-1319, 2018
6
Microbial lipids and added value metabolites production by Yarrowia lipolytica from pork lard
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 265, 76-85, 2018
7
Optimization of lipase production by solid-state fermentation of olive pomace: from flask to laboratory-scale packed-bed bioreactor
  • Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 40(7), 1123-1132, 2017
8
Optimization of lipase production by Aspergillus ibericus from oil cakes and its application in esterification reactions
  • Food and Bioproducts Processing, 102, 268-277, 2017
9
Biotechnological production of γ-decalactone, a peach like aroma, by Yarrowia lipolytica
  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 32(169), 1-8, 2016
10
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
11
Ultrasounds pretreatment of olive pomace to improve xylanase and cellulase production by solid-state fermentation
  • Bioresource Technology, 214, 737-746, 2016
12
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
13
Nitrogen sources on TPOMW valorization through solid state fermentation performed by Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 33(2), 261-270, 2016
14
Oxygen mass transfer impact on citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica from crude glycerol
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 110, 35-42, 2016
15
Quantitative image analysis as a tool for Yarrowia lipolytica dimorphic growth evaluation in different culture media
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 217, 22-30, 2016
16
Combined bioremediation and enzyme production by Aspergillus sp. in olive mill and winery wastewaters
  • International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 110, 16-23, 2016
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
Aroma production by Yarrowia lipolytica in airlift and stirred tank bioreactors: differences in yeast metabolism and morphology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 93, 55-62, 2015
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