1

Aliona Rosca [Supervisors: Cerca, Nuno]

Adaptation of Gardnerella vaginalis and Lactobacillus spp. to the vaginal epithelium

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.]

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

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 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

12

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

, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

13

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

14

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

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

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

Anis Hamdi [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengineering of complex biopharmaceuticals

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

19

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

20

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

21

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

30

Cristiana da 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

31

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

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

38

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

39

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

43

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

44

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Health Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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

45

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

46

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

47

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

48

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

49

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

It is being established

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

50

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

51

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

52

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

53

Joana Filipa Azevedo Oliveira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengeneering - Optimization of butanol production

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

54

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

To be defined

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

61

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

62

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

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

63

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

64

Maria José Arantes Costa [Supervisors: Teixeira, José 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

65

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

Novel Anaerobes for a biobased economy

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

66

Maria Teresa Bonifácio Viana Lopes [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

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

67

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

68

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

69

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

70

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

71

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

72

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

system biology

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

73

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

74

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

75

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

76

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

77

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

78

Ricardo Emanuel Silva Carvalho

Antimicrobial Peptides and Engineered Biomaterials to Fight Tuberculosis

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

79

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

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

Sophia Torres Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Design and optimization of microbial communities

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

85

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

86

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

87

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

88

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

89

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

90

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

91

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

92

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

93

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