1

Alexandra Paulina Quintela Antas Freitas Leite [Supervisors: 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]

Multi-species biofilms in bacterial vaginosis: ecological interactions and resistance to novel antimicrobial agents

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

3

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

4

Ana Catarina Rodrigues Milho [Supervisors: Sillankorva, Sanna M.; 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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

Andreia Sofia Gonçalves Vaz [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando]

Micotoxins in dairy products

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

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

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

30

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

31

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

32

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

33

Elisa Zanuso Jimenez [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

34

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

35

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Health Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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

36

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

37

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

38

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

39

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

43

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

44

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

45

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

46

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

47

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

48

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

49

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

50

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

PhD project

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

51

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

52

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

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

61

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

62

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