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  2016: Vice-Head of Department, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2011: Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials"

Laboratory Management



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
Downscale fermentation for xylooligosaccharides production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 205, 176-183, 2019
2
Integrated strategy for purification of esterase from Aureobasidium pullulans
  • Separation and Purification Technology, 209, 409-418, 2019
3
One-step process for producing prebiotic arabino-xylooligosaccharides from Brewer's spent grain employing Trichoderma species
  • Food Chemistry, 270, 86-94, 2019
4
The biopolymer produced by Rhizobium viscosum CECT 908 is a promising agent for application in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • New Biotechnology, (In Press), 2019
5
One-step co-culture fermentation strategy to produce high-content fructo-oligosaccharides
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 201, 31-38, 2018
6
Single-step production of arabino-xylooligosaccharides by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610 cultivated in brewers’ spent grain
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 199, 546-554, 2018
7
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
8
In vitro digestibility and fermentability of fructo-oligosaccharides produced by Aspergillus ibericus
  • Journal of Functional Foods, 46, 278-287, 2018
9
Bioactivity of glycolipopeptide cell-bound biosurfactants against skin pathogens
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 109, 971-979, 2018
10
Improvement of biosurfactant production by Wickerhamomyces anomalus CCMA 0358 and its potential application in bioremediation
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials, 346, 152-158, 2018
11
Production of fructo-oligosaccharides by Aspergillus ibericus and their chemical characterization
  • LWT - Food Science and Technology, 89, 58-64, 2018
12
Potential applications of the Escherichia coli heat shock response in synthetic biology
  • Trends in Biotechnology, 36(2), 186-198, 2018
13
New ß-galactosidase producers with potential for prebiotic synthesis
  • Bioresource Technology, 250, 131-139, 2018
14
Electrochemical aptasensor array for multiple detection of human osteopontin
  • Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 36(1), 1-9, 2018
15
Colorectal cancer cells increase the production of short chain fatty acids by Propionibacterium freudenreichii impacting on cancer cells survival
  • Frontiers in Nutrition, 5(44), 2018
16
Bovine milk lactoferrin selectively kills highly metastatic prostate cancer PC-3 and osteosarcoma MG-63 cells in vitro
  • Frontiers in Oncology, 8(200), 2018
17
Vineyard pruning waste as an alternative carbon source to produce novel biosurfactants by Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 55, 40-49, 2017
18
The yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium thailandense LB01 produces a new biosurfactant using olive oil mill wastewater as an inducer
  • Microbiological Research, 204, 40-47, 2017
19
Physicochemical study of biomolecular interactions between lysosomotropic surfactants and bovine serum albumin
  • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 159, 750-758, 2017
20
Sodium chloride effect on the aggregation behaviour of rhamnolipids and their antifungal activity
  • Scientific Reports, 7(12907), 2017
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