1

Alexandra Paulina Quintela Antas Freitas Leite [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel; Salgado, José Manuel]

Search new alternatives for portuguese agro-industrial wastes by semi-solid and solid-state fermentation to obtain antioxidant compounds

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

2

Aliona Rosca [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Ecological characterization of mixed species communities associated with bacterial vaginosis

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

3

Ana Catarina Malheiro Tinoco [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Ribeiro, Artur]

The potential of multifunctional proteins and peptides for hair protection and coloring

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 31, 2015

4

Ana Catarina Ribeiro Brandão [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana; Rob Lavigne]

Engineering Pseudomonas aeruginosa infecting phages towards the development of minimal phage genomes

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

5

Ana Cláudia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Sales, M. Goreti F.]

Development of a colorimetric multiplex biosensor for detection of cancer biomarkers

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

6

Ana Cristina da Costa Rodrigues [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel; Silva, João Pedro]

Bacterial cellulose wound dressings

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 01, 2013

7

Ana Cristina da Silva Esperança Guimarães [Supervisors: Abrunhosa, Luís; Venâncio, Armando]

Inhibition of fungal growth and mycotoxin production by lactic acid bacteria

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2015

8

Ana Elisa Marques do Lago [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa]

Design and tailoring of sorbents coupled with biodegradors for emerging pollutants abatement in aqueous phase

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

9

Ana Georgina Gomes Alves [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel]

Use of antimicrobial peptides and its nanogel formulations in the treatment of leishmaniasis

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since May 20, 2014

10

Ana Isabel Geraldes Rodrigues [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Teixeira, José A.]

Design of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains towards the production of effective biocontrol agents

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

11

Ana Luísa Arantes de Carvalho Pereira [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Inês Cardoso Pereira]

Syngas fermentation

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

12

Ana Patrícia Tavares Moreira [Supervisors: Sales, M. Goreti F.; Graça Minas]

Development of biosensors for cancer detection applied to dye sensitized solar cells

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

13

Ana Paula Correia de Abreu [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Development of a microalgal enzyme production system, based on effluent from dairies

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2015

14

Ana Rita Marques da Silva [Supervisors: Pereira, M. Alcina; Alves, M. Madalena]

Valorization of oilfield wastewater for production of bacterial lipids

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 05, 2017

15

Ana Rita Pereira da Silva [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Pereira, Luciana]

Photocatalytic degradation of recalcitrant micropollutants: novel nanomaterials and strategies for process optimization and toxicity evaluation

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

16

Ana Sofia Araújo Ferreira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Carneiro, Sónia; Aljoscha Wahl]

Development of novel strains for the production of biofuels

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since May 26, 2014

17

Ana Sofia da Silva Pereira [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel; Lopes, Marlene]

Yarrowia lipolytica as a biorefinery platform based on low-cost feedstocks

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

18

Ana Sofia dos Santos Vila-Chã [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando]

The use of synthetic chemistry in the control of Aspergillus section Flavi

PhD Program - Other, Universidade do Minho, since March 16, 2010

19

Ana Vanessa Fernandes Ferreira [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Cunha, Joana]

Monitoring Human Neutrophil Elastase (HNE) in chronic wounds

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2014

20

Anabela de Castro Carneiro Martins [Supervisors: Lima, Nelson]

Proposta de norma para biobancos no domínio microbiológico

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2012

21

Andreia Patrícia Alves Magalhães [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Olívia; Cerca, Nuno]

Ecological interactions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Staphylococcus aureus mixed biofilms: deciphering co-infection in cystic fibrosis airways

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

22

Andreia Sofia Gonçalves Vaz [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando]

Aflatoxin M1 in dairy products: causes and strategies to overcome it

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 26, 2017

23

Anis Hamdi [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengineering of complex biopharmaceuticals

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 12, 2017

24

Antonio Renê Benevides de Melo [Supervisors: Mesquita, Daniela P.; Ferreira, Eugénio C.]

The role of extracellular polymeric substances during the biodegradation of contaminants

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 20, 2017

25

Arlete Maria Lima Marques [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Cerqueira, Miguel A.]

Fortified and texture modified food products and diets for elderly people

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2018

26

Artur Jorge Ferreira Martins [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.]

Novel organogel systems for enhanced food structure and functionality – a multiscale approach

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

27

Beatriz Alexandra Batista Cardoso [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Silvério, Sara C.]

Lactulose production in a single-step process using whole cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae producing cellobiose 2-epimerase

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

28

Bruna Fernandes Gonçalves [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Silva, Sónia C.]

Candida species vaginal virulence determinants: role of environmental factors

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

29

Bruno Neto Vasconcelos [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Dragone, Giuliano; ]

Cultivation of oleaginous yeasts in wastewater for biodiesel and pellets production

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2012

30

Bruno Pacheco Fernandes [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur]

Repigmentation of human hair: a nanotechnological approach to reverse the effects of the aging process

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 22, 2013

31

Carla Isabel Pereira Magalhães [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Stams, Alfons J.M.]

Fine-tune of redox potential to drive bioconversion of Fat, Oil and Grease to methane

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

32

Carlos Alberto da Silva Rodrigues [Supervisors: Ferreira, Eugénio C.]

Energy Efficiency of Aeration Systems in Biological Processes of Effluent Treatment - Application of Mathematical Modeling

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2017

33

Carlos Ezequiel Antunes Costa [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília; Teixeira, José A.]

Resveratrol de novo biosynthesis from lignocellulosic biomass: metabolic engineering of thermotolerant robust yeast strains for an integrated and intensified bioprocess

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2018

34

Cátia Sofia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: Manuela Côrte-real (Cbma); Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Study of the molecular mechanism underlying the anticancer activity of lactoferrin

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

35

Cátia Sofia Neves Braga

Nanomaterials for accelerating syntrophic fatty acids degradation to methane

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

36

Christian René Encina Zelada [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Nutritional Composition, Quality and Safety of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as Affected by Processing and Storage; and Its Use in the Formulation of Gluten-Free Bread

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2017

37

Cláudia Catarina Oliveira Amorim [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Development of a sustainable bioprocess for the production of novel xylooligosaccharides and their potential application

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 28, 2015

38

Cristiana Filipa Chaves Costa [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Matamá, Teresa]

Development of new strategies to modulate the shape of hair from the follicle

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

39

Cristiano da Silva Leal [Supervisors: Mesquita, Daniela P.; Amaral, A. Luís]

Operation and monitoring of a sequencing batch reactor with aerobic granular biomass for pharmaceutically active compounds removal using quantitative image analysis and chemometric techniques

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

40

Daisyvângela Eucrêmia da Silva Lima Santana [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Michelin, Michele]

Antioxidant potential of genetically modified caupi bean flour

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 05, 2016

41

Daniel Alexandre da Silva Madalena [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.]

Design of a 3D in vitro gastric model with in situ analysis for assessment of food digestibility and nanomaterials behavior

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2018

42

Daniel Filipe Martins Afonso Correia de Sousa [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel]

Agro-industrial wastes up-grading by solid-state fermentation: application to animal feed and as bioactive compounds source.

External PhD Program, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2018

43

Daniel Gonçalves Gomes [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília; Gama, Miguel]

Integration of cellulases recycling with 2nd generation bioethanol production from old newspaper residues

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 07, 2013

44

Daniela Eira Araújo [Supervisors: Silva, Sónia C.; Henriques, Mariana]

Development an antisense oligonucleotides cocktail to prevent Candida albicans biofilm formation on medical devices

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 01, 2017

45

Daniela Sofia Rodrigues Martins [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel]

Bacterial NanoCellulose: one material, multiple products

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2017

46

Débora Carina Gonçalves de Abreu Ferreira [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Peptide-mediated targeted delivery system towards triple negative breast cancer treatment

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

47

Delora Soeiro Baptista [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Pedro Ferreira]

Machine learning for the prediction of drug sensitivity/synergy in cancer treatment

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

48

Diana Andrade e Sousa [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

to be defined

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

49

Diana Isabel Pereira Guimarães [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Nogueira, Eugénia]

Development of liposomal formulations for therapeutic applications

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

50

Eduardo João Louro Coelho [Supervisors: Oliveira, José Maria; Tavares, Teresa; Domingues, Lucília]

Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2015

51

Elda Sabino da Silva [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Biosynthesis os silver nanoparticles - Process optimization and characterizatics of production mechanisms

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 17, 2016

52

Elisa Zanuso [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Development of yeast encapsulation system for process intensification of second generation biofuels

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

53

Enrique José Gregorio Pino Hernández [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Abrunhosa, Luís]

Study of food processing technologies to eliminate the occurrence of fungi and mycotoxins

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

54

Ercília Maria dos Santos Machado [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Mussatto, Solange I.]

Extraction of value-added compounds from spent coffee grounds and their use on the elaboration of fermented and distilled beverages

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 21, 2011

55

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Understanding and controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms using combined phage-based strategies

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

56

Eugénia Cristina Queirós Teixeira [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel; Parpot, Pier]

Bacterial cellulose: a hemostatic material acting as drug delivery systems

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2017

57

Fabio Miranda da Rocha [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando]

Mycotoxins and heavy metals on rice

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since September 04, 2017

58

Fátima Alexandra Meira Machado [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel]

Dextrin: a platform for the development of Drug Delivery Systems

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

59

Fernando Eduardo Freitas de Oliveira [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Role of iron uptake on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation and virulence

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2015

60

Filipa Daniela Gomes Gonçalves [Supervisors: Silva, Carla; Ribeiro, Artur]

Liposome-OBP conjugates for odour reduction and fragrance release

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 01, 2015

61

Gabriela Santos Souza Matos [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Rocha, Cristina M.R.; Ana Maria Pereira Gomes]

Seaweeds Valorization: clean technology extraction, bioactive potential and food application

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since September 30, 2016

62

Guilherme Paulo Dias de Castro Pereira [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Pereira, Ricardo N.]

Alternative treatments of "Vinho Verde" musts with a view to their conservation with reduction of the application of SO2

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 13, 2016

63

Hélder Moisés Gonçalves Pinheiro Lopes [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Accelerating Metabolic Engineering by the in silico development of libraries of strains

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 08, 2014

64

Henrique Gonçalves Ribeiro [Supervisors: Oliveira, Ana; Azeredo, Joana]

Novel phage-derived product to control Paenibacillus larvae in bee hives

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

65

Isabel Sofia Melo Pereira [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel]

Dextrin injectable hydrogel for tissue healing and regeneration

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since May 01, 2013

66

Jennifer Martins Noro [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Silva, Carla]

Esterification of drugs: a tool to improve hydrophobicity and encapsulation efficiency

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 04, 2016

67

Joana Filipa Azevedo Oliveira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengeneering - Optimization of butanol production

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 01, 2017

68

Joana Filipa Torres Pinheiro da Cunha [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília; Romaní, Aloia]

Genetic improvement of industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae: consolidated bioprocessing and value-added products for an advanced lignocellulosic biorefinery

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2017

69

João Vítor Martins Oliveira [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Pereira, M. Alcina]

Anaerobic Digestion at moderate pressure: a novel approach for valorization of recalcitrant wastes

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

70

Joaquim Manuel Saraiva Barbosa [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Kluskens, Leon D.]

''Cellsense'' – Design of a whole-cell biosensor for biomedical applications

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 21, 2011

71

Jorge Miguel Lourenço Ferreira [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Fátima Baltazar]

Metabolic modeling based algorithms for drug discovery in cancer

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

72

José do Egipto Ferreira Antunes [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur]

Study and optimization of transdermal drug delivery using Molecular Dynamics simulations

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 15, 2012

73

José Filipe Gonçalves Maciel [Supervisors: Joana Gabriela Laranjeira da Silva]

Production of organic microalgae aiming human and animal nutrition

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since December 01, 2017

74

José Roberto Fuzer Neto [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Simão Soares]

PhD Project

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 04, 2017

75

José Vítor de Castro Vieira [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Julio Saez-Rodriguez]

Integrative pathway analysis approaches for cancer research and drug development

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2017

76

Laylla Marques Coelho [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Pinheiro, Ana Cristina; Martins, Joana T.]

Strategies for valorization of Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus BRS Alegria) grain nutritional components - behavior under in vitro gastrointestinal digestion and in Caco-2 celular model

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2015

77

Lívia de Souza Simões [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Ramos, Oscar L.]

Development of biodegradable micro/nanostructures from milk whey protein, as a vehicle for transport and controlled release of bioactive compounds in food matrices

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since June 08, 2015

78

Luís Carlos Sá Loureiro [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Victor Vasconcelos]

Valorisation of extremophilic microalgae isolated from lichens: development of cultivation and extraction strategies for high performance production of bioactive compounds

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 02, 2017

79

Luis Osvaldo Diaz Kim [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Bi-Level Strain Optimization Using Hybrid Models

PhD Program in Computer Science, Universidade do Minho, since February 24, 2016

80

Márcia Regina Linhares Couto [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Engineering a biosynthetic pathway for high-value glycosaminoglycans production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

81

Maria Alexandra Barroso Azevedo [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Development of lipid-based nanosystems using biosurfactants for encapsulation of vitamins

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2017

82

Maria da Graça Cerqueira Pinto

Safety and efficacy evaluation of a phage cocktail for the biocontrol of VTEC E. coli in food products

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since May 01, 2017

83

Maria Daniela Ferreira da Silva [Supervisors: Sillankorva, Sanna M.; Gama, Miguel]

Development of a new approach to control otitis media pathogens

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

84

Maria José Arantes Costa [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Sillankorva, Sanna M.]

Development of active and smart bio-based structures at micro- and nanoscale and their use for encapsulation of bacteriophages

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

85

Maria Salomé Lira Duarte [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Pereira, M. Alcina; Stams, Alfons J.M.]

Novel Anaerobes for a biobased economy

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 15, 2014

86

Maria Teresa Bonifácio Viana Lopes [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Manuela Pintado (Cbqf)]

Development and characterization of functional ingredients through valorization from Brewer’s Spent Grain

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

87

Mariana Conde Carvalho Gonçalves Carneiro [Supervisors: Sales, M. Goreti F.; Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Test-strips for monitoring cancer biomarkers in point-of-care

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 01, 2017

88

Marta Isabel Correia Coelho [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Pereira, Ricardo N.]

Ohmic-heating treatment as a new process for development of functional ingredients through valorisation of tomato and grape by-products: production, characterization, bioactivity and potential application

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

89

Marta Martins Neto [Supervisors: Nicolau, Ana; Sandra Isabel Mourinha Lopes Chaves (FCUL)]

Interactions between eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms in activatedsludge: a molecular approach to improve wastewater treatment

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2009

90

Meirielly Santos de Jesus [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Domingues, Lucília]

A biorefinery approach for valorization of winemaking residues

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 14, 2014

91

Nuno Miguel Sampaio Ribeiro Magalhães da Silva [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Analysis of solute-water interactions by partitioning in multiple Aqueous Two-Phase Systems

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2015

92

Orlando Ricardo Nunes Rocha [Supervisors: Mendes, Rui; Carneiro, Sónia]

Development of a computational framework for studying genome-scale regulatory models that combines gene expression data and optimization approaches

PhD Program in Computer Science, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2012

93

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Optimization of organic acids production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chassis cells

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

94

Paul Drescher [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Simão Soares]

PhD project

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 04, 2017

95

Paulo Ricardo Carvalho Vilaça [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Computer Aided Design of Metabolic Pathways

PhD Program in Computer Science MAP-i, Universidade do Minho, since September 13, 2010

96

Pedro Manuel Abreu Martins [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez]

New generation of photocatalytic nanocomposites: production, characterization and environmental application

External PhD Program, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2014

97

Pedro Miguel Ferreira Santos [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Rocha, Cristina M.R.]

Valorization of processed agro-industrial wastes

PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

98

Pedro Miguel Peixoto da Silva [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Manuel António Coimbra Rodrigues Da Silva]

Nanoencapsulation of coffee melanoidins as a functional ingredient in the context of a circular economy

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

99

Rebeca Tatiana de Souto Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Metabolomics-based approaches for Food authentication and Traceability

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

100

Ricardo Emanuel Silva Carvalho

Antimicrobial Peptides and Engineered Biomaterials to Fight Tuberculosis

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 06, 2017

101

Rosana Maria Abreu Alves [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Sandra Paiva]

Function and regulation of Candida glabrata and C. albicans carboxylic acid transporters and their role in biofilm formation, antifungal drug resistance and phagocytosis

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2016

102

Rúben André Costa Rodrigues [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Development of an integrated knowledge base for gastric cancer

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

103

Rui Miguel Correia da Silva [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília; Aguiar, Tatiana Q.]

Designing synthetic terpenoid-producing fungal cell factories

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 06, 2015

104

Rui Miguel Martins Rodrigues [Supervisors: Pereira, Ricardo N.; Vicente, António A.]

Development of whey protein network systems under application of moderate electric fields – Effects on protein structure and interactions

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2015

105

Sara Isabel Leite Baptista [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília]

Agro-industrial residues and engineered yeast platforms for natural sweeteners production

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

106

Sérgio Alves da Silva [Supervisors: Mesquita, Daniela P.; Alves, M. Madalena]

Novel insights to develop and characterize aerobic granular sludge for wastewater treatment

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2017

107

Sílvia Mariana Vilaça Fernandes [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel; Lopes, Marlene]

Strategies of improving gluconic acid production using pressurized bioreactors

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

108

Sophia Torres Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Dias, Oscar]

Design and optimization of microbial communities

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2017

109

Susana Maria Pereira Brás [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno; França, Ângela]

The adaptation of Staphylococcus epidermidis commensal and clinical isolates to human blood: the search for molecular diagnostics markers

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

110

Susana Patrícia Chaves Costa [Supervisors: Carvalho, Carla M.; João Pedro Conde]

Development of a phage-based lab-on-chip for the multiplex detection of bloodstream pathogens

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2017

111

Sushil Kumar Shakyawar [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Metabolic systems biology of Leishmania major

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 15, 2015

112

Thalita Cabral Calado [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando; Abrunhosa, Luís]

Gamma Irradiation in Mycotoxins Control

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2011

113

Tiago André Barros Afonso [Supervisors: Lima, Nelson]

Water Biofilm Modulation by Fungi

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2017

114

Tiago Filipe Coelho Resende [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Claudio Soares (UNL)]

Improving Predictions in Metabolic Engineering problems by incorporating enzyme structural information

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 05, 2014

115

Vahid Nasirimarekani [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Micro and Nanoemulsions using natural compounds

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

116

Valdo Ricardo Alves Martins [Supervisors: Cavaleiro, Ana Júlia; Pereira, M. Alcina]

Methane production from petroleum-contaminated biosorbents

PhD Program in Waste Management and Treatment, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

117

Vânia da Silva Gaio [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

The role of mazEF toxin-antitoxin complex in S. epidermidis biofilm dormancy and evasion from the host immune response

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 01, 2017

118

Vânia Isabel Lopes Ferreira [Supervisors: Nicolau, Ana; Pereira, Maria Olívia]

Optimization of the performance of activated-sludge processes: effect of emergent biocides in the control of the filamentous populations

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2012

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Ziva Vipotnik [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa; Michelin, Michele]

Bioremediation of selected Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in soil by biostimulation–bioaugmentation

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since December 02, 2016