1

Aliona Rosca [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Adaptação de G. vaginalis e Lactobacilli spp ao epitélio vaginal

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

2

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

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

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

3

Ana Catarina Rodrigues Milho [Supervisors: Sillankorva, Sanna; Azeredo, Joana]

Using synthetic biology tools to create a library of effective phages for Salmonella control in foods

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

4

Ana Cláudia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

To be defined

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

Engineering Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains towards the production of novel and effective rhamnolipids for use as biocontrol agents

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

9

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

10

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

Enzymes from microalgae

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

11

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

12

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

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

PhD Program in Sciences, Universidade do Minho, since March 16, 2010

13

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

Monitoring Human Neutrophil Elastase (HNE) in chronic wounds

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

14

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

15

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

16

Antonio Renê Benevides de Melo [Supervisors: Mesquita, Daniela P.]

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

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

20

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

21

Cátia Sofia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: 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

22

Célia Fortuna Rodrigues [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana; Manuel Vilanova]

Candida glabrata: mechanisms of resistance and matrix role

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

23

Célia Freitas da Cruz [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur]

Unravelling and modulating human hair morphology features

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

24

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

25

Cristiana Filipa Chaves da 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

26

Cristiana Silva Faria [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Helena Santos (UNL)]

Systems Engineering of yeast for the large-scale production of mannosylglycerate

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2012

27

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

28

Cristóvão da Silva Rodrigues [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena]

Technical evaluation of a biogas production plant for waste recycling and agricultural effluents, in Barcelos

PhD Program in Waste Management and Treatment, Universidade do Minho, since February 03, 2014

29

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

30

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

31

Daniela Marlene da Silva Machado [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno; José António Martinez Souto de Oliveira; Cristina Isabel Nogueira Silva]

The importance of Gardnerella vaginalis in the occurrence of Bacterial Vaginosis and its prevalence in Portugal

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2013

32

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

Development of new targeted delivery systems towards breast cancer treatment

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

Research Theme (EN)

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

37

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

38

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Health Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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

39

Eugénia Cristina Queirós Teixeira [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel]

Bacterial cellulose, a biomedical and hemostatic material for drug delivery applications

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

40

Felisbela Maria Araújo de Oliveira [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel; Venâncio, Armando]

Optimization of lipase production from olive pomace by solid-state fermentation

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2013

41

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

42

Fernando Filipe Macieira da Silva [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Rui Costa Martins]

RTM - Real-Time-Metabolomics for Fermentation Diagnosis

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

43

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

44

Filipe Alexandre Wang Liu [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Rocha, Isabel]

Evaluation and Development of Algorithms and Computational Tools for Metabolic Pathway Optimization

PhD Program in Computer Science MAP-i, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2013

45

Gabriela Santos Souza [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

It is being established

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

46

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

47

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

48

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

Use of cutinase for esterifications and transesterifications reactions

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

49

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

50

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

51

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

Hair modulation and transdermal delivery: optimization through molecular dynamics simulations

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

52

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

53

José Yvan Pereira Leite [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa]

Valoração de resíduos de caulim em mineração de pequena escala

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

54

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 Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2015

55

Lívia de Souza Simões [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Ramos, Óscar 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

56

Maria José Arantes Costa [Supervisors: Cerqueira, Miguel A.; Sillankorva, Sanna]

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

57

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

Novel Anaerobes for a biobased economy

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

61

Natália Ana Pereira da Cruz Martins [Supervisors: Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira; Silva, Sónia C.; Lillian Bouçada de Barros|IPB]

Medicinal plants used in herbal medicine as anti-fungal: effect of phenolic compounds on the growth of Candida species in suspension and in biofilms

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2013

62

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

63

Orlando Ricardo Nunes Rocha [Supervisors: Mendes, R.; 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

64

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

system biology

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

65

Paula Alexandra da Silva Jorge [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Olívia; Lourenço, Anália]

Antimicrobial Peptide Combinations against Major Infectious Pathogens: In Vitro and In Silico Approaches

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2013

66

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

67

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

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

PhD in Sciences, speciality Physics, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2014

68

Pedro Miguel Ferreira Santos [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Valorization of processed agro-industrial wastes

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

69

Pedro Miguel Macedo Geada [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Fernandes, Bruno D.]

Development and optimization of cultivation systems and techniques in order to improve cyanotoxin productivity and cost effectiveness

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

70

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

To be defined

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

71

Ricardo Emanuel Silva Carvalho [Supervisors: Gama, Miguel; Jorge Pedrosa; Rui Appelberg]

Antimicrobial Peptides and Engineered Biomaterials to Fight Tuberculosis

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

72

Ricardo Júdice Miragaia [Supervisors: Ferreira, Eugénio C.; Sarah Teichmann (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)]

Single-Cell Gene Expression in Regulatory T cells

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2013

73

Rosana Maria Abreu Alves [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana]

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

74

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

75

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

76

Sónia da Glória Linhares Barbosa [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Alcina; Peixoto, Luciana; Aneemiek ter Heijne]

Bio-electrochemically-assisted recovery of valuable resources from urine

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 15, 2013

77

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

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

78

Sushil Kumar Shakyawar [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Investigating role of glycoconjugates in parasites

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

79

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

Degradation and Cytotoxicity by gamma radiation

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

80

Tiago André Barros Afonso [Supervisors: Lima, Nelson]

Not defined

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

81

Tiago Castro Ferraz de Oliveira [Supervisors: Ferreira, Eugénio C.; Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Synthetic Biology

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

82

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

83

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

Methane production from petroleum-contaminated biosorbents

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

84

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

85

Ziva Vipotnik [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa]

Bioremediation and degradation of organic pollutant by laccase producing fungi

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