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]

Bionanotechnology of Asparaginase Enzymes

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

Anna Jacinta Dantas de Medeiros [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

NA

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

17

Aquileíne Mainomy Benício de Carvalho [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando]

NA

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

18

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

19

Bruna Fernandes Gonçalves [Supervisors: 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

20

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

21

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

30

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

31

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

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

38

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

39

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Health Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

43

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

44

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

45

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

46

Franklin Luzia de Nóbrega [Supervisors: Kluskens, Leon D.; Azeredo, Joana; John van der Oost]

Bacteriophage: from exploration to exploitation

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

47

Gabriel Pinto Mendes [Supervisors: Mota, Manuel; Kluskens, Leon D.; Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez]

Tribos transformation of Escherichia coli JM109

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 13, 2010

48

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

49

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

50

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

51

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

52

João Sérgio Azevedo Lima da Silva [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Rui Costa Martins]

’In-vivo’ and Real-time Monitoring of Yeast Fermentations: Applications to Wine and Food Technology

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

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

Liliana Patrícia Araújo dos Santos [Supervisors: Nicolau, Ana; Pereira, Maria Alcina]

Integrated use of different methods to study filamentous bacteria in activated sludge: a contribution to deal with bulking and foaming phenomena in WWTP

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2010

59

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

60

Luiza Rayanna Amorim de Lima [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Imobilização de beta-galactosidase em nanopartículas magnéticas revestidas com polianilina para produção enzimática dos prebióticos lactulose e lactosucrose

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 04, 2013

61

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

62

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

63

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

64

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

65

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

66

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

67

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

68

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

69

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

system biology

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

70

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

71

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

72

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

73

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

74

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

75

Rebeca Tatiana de Souto Santos [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur]

Nanoparticles production for medical application

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

76

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

77

Rita Daniela Nogueira Rebelo [Supervisors: Henriques, Mariana]

Fibrous Braided Stents with Antibacterial Properties

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

78

Rosana 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

79

Rui Carlos Moreira Brás Gomes [Supervisors: Brito, António G.; Peixoto, João M.]

Biodegradação de hidrocarbonetos aromáticos policiclicos assistida por oxidação por ozono

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since November 24, 2004

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

Sushil Kumar Shakyawar [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Investigating role of glycoconjugates in parasites

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

85

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

86

Tiago André Barros Afonso [Supervisors: Lima, Nelson]

Not defined

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

87

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

88

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

89

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

90

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