Manuel Mota

Professor Emeritus



Career

  • Since  2013: Professor Emeritus, Universidade do Minho
  • 1994 - 2012: Full Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 1985: Docteur Génie Biochimique, INSA - Toulouse
  • 1972: Graduation on Chemical Engineering, Universidade do Porto

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 2010 - 2012: Member of the Scientific Council, Universidade do Minho
  • 2008 - 2008: Presidente da Direção da incubadora SpinPark, Universidade do Minho
  • 2008 - 2012: Director of Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2007: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, PhD Program in Bioengineering

Honors and Awards

  • 2011: Fulbright Scholar at MIT
  • 2007: Counselor of Engineering (for outstanding achievements in Engineering), Portuguese Institution of Engineers
  • 2004: Award “Stimulus to Excellence”, from the Ministry of Science and Technology (awarded to scientists with more than 100 refereed papers with 500 citations or more)

Courses

  • Engineering Science Topics ( 1st Cycle in Applied Languages )

Past Projects

Past Students


Recent Publications

1
Nitrifying soil bacterium Nitrosomonas europaea: operational improvement of standard culture medium
  • Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 19(2), 270-276, 2019
2
Monitoring Amphora sp. growth by flow cytometry
  • Diatom Research, 33(3), 405-411, 2018
3
Biocoatings: a new challenge for environmental biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 121, 25-37, 2017
4
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
5
Oxygen mass transfer impact on citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica from crude glycerol
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 110, 35-42, 2016
6
Citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica from crude glycerol: Influence of oxygen mass transfer rate (OTR)
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 208(Supplement), S48, 2015
7
PROTOFILWW: Two year-sampling of protozoa, little metazoa and filamentous bacteria in 37 Portuguese wastewater treatment plants
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 208(Suppl.), S18, 2015
8
Transformation of Escherichia coli JM109 using pUC19 by the Yoshida effect
  • Journal of Microbiological Methods, 115, 1-5, 2015
9
Metallic nanoparticles: microbial synthesis and unique properties for biotechnological applications, bioavailability and biotransformation
  • Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 35(1), 114-128, 2015
10
Study of 16 Portuguese activated sludge systems based on filamentous bacteria populations and their relationships with environmental parameters
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(12), 5307-5316, 2015
11
Over-pressurized bioreactors: application to microbial cell cultures
  • Biotechnology Progress, 30(4), 767-775, 2014
12
Enhanced heterologous protein production in Pichia pastoris under increased air pressure
  • Biotechnology Progress, 30(5), 1040-1047, 2014
13
Candida utilis metabolism and morphology under increased air pressure up to 12 bar
  • Process Biochemistry, 49(3), 374-379, 2014
14
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) applied to diatom identification: influence of culturing age
  • Aquatic Biology, 20(2), 139-144, 2014
15
Oxygen mass transfer rate in a pressurized lab-scale stirred bioreactor
  • Chemical Engineering & Technology, 36(10), 1779-1784, 2013
16
Comparison of Yarrowia lipolytica and Pichia pastoris cellular response to different agents of oxidative stress
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 170(2), 448-458, 2013
17
Batch and fed-batch growth of Pichia pastoris under increased air pressure
  • Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 36(9), 1267-1275, 2013
18
Modeling the influence of slurry concentration on Saccharomyces cerevisiae cake porosity and resistance during microfiltration
  • Biotechnology Progress, 28(6), 1534-1541, 2012
19
Evaluation of Fenton and ozone-based advanced oxidation processes as mature landfill leachate pre-treatments
  • Journal of Environmental Management, 92(3), 749-755, 2011
20
Enhanced Pichia pastoris biomass under increased air pressure: batch and fed-batch strategies
  • Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 22(S1), S60-S60, 2011
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