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]

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

3

Ana Catarina Ribeiro Brandão [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

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; 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 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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

21

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

30

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Health Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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

31

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

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

38

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

39

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

40

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

41

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

42

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

system biology

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

43

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

“Optimization of organic acids titers in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chassis cells”

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

44

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

PhD project

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

45

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

46

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

47

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

48

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

49

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

50

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

51

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

52

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

53

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

54

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

55

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