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]

Ecological characterization of mixed species communities associated with bacterial vaginosis

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 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

5

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

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; Alves, M. Madalena; Inês Cardoso Pereira]

Syngas fermentation using pressurized systems

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 Rita Quintela da Costa [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel; Salgado, José Manuel]

Exploring Yarrowia species as cellular platforms for developing circular economy in agro-food industries of vegetable oils production

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2019

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

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

12

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

13

Andreia Sofia Gonçalves Vaz [Supervisors: Venâncio, Armando; Paula Rodrigues (Ipb)]

Aflatoxin M1 in dairy products: causes and strategies to overcome it

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

14

Antonio Renê Benevides de Melo [Supervisors: Mesquita, Daniela P.; Ferreira, Eugénio C.]

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

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

18

Bruno Pacheco Fernandes [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur]

Modification of the human hair characteristics: 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

19

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

20

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

21

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

22

Cátia Sofia Neves Braga [Supervisors: Alves, M. Madalena; Salvador, Andreia F.; Inês Pereira (Itqb)]

Nanomaterials for accelerating syntrophic fatty acids degradation to methane

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2018

23

Cristiana Filipa Chaves Costa [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Matamá, Teresa]

Development of new strategies to model the shape of hair from the follicle

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

24

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

25

Dalila Raquel Braz Roupar [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Nobre, Clarisse]

Novel concept for a dynamic modular Colon system

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2018

26

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

27

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

28

Diana Isabel Pereira Guimarães [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Nogueira, Eugénia]

Development of targeted-liposomes for therapeutic applications

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

29

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

30

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

31

Elisa Zanuso [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

32

Ergun Akturk [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana]

Understanding and controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms using combined phage-based strategies

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

Jéssica Alexandra Henriques Correia [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Gudiña, Eduardo J.]

Development of (bio) molecules'''' cocktails (including (bio) polymers, enzymes and (bio) surfactants) to promote additional oil recovery

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2019

38

João Manuel Rainha da Costa [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.; Rodrigues, Joana L.]

Stepwise optimization of curcumin biosynthesis in "Saccharomyces cerevisiae" using synthetic biology approaches

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since April 01, 2019

39

José Filipe Gonçalves Maciel [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; 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

40

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

41

Maria da Graça Cerqueira Pinto [Supervisors: Azeredo, Joana; Almeida, Carina; Hauke Smith (Wageningen)]

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

42

Maria Georgina Sande [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Multifunctional Materials to Capture Pathogens from Biological Samples

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since August 27, 2018

43

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

44

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

45

Nuno Miguel Sampaio Ribeiro Magalhães da Silva [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.; Pedro Madeira (Ua)]

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

46

Óscar José Maciel Barros [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa; Neves, Isabel C.]

Tailored recovery of rare earth elements from fluorescent lamps industry leachates towards new catalytic applications

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 02, 2019

47

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Domingues, Lucília]

Optimization of organic acids production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chassis cells

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

48

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

PhD project

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

49

Raquel Filipa Silva Gonçalves [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Pinheiro, Ana Cristina]

Understanding of the effects of bio-based nanostructures within food matrices

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since July 01, 2019

50

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

51

Rui Miguel Correia da Silva [Supervisors: Domingues, Lucília; Aguiar, Tatiana Q.]

Designing synthetic Ashbya cell factories

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 06, 2015

52

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

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

Tânia Raquel Rodrigues Grainha [Supervisors: Pereira, Maria Olívia; Alves, Diana F.]

Polydopamine-inspired antimicrobial surface functionalization of endotracheal tubes to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since December 01, 2018

58

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

59

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

60

Tugçe Çaykara [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Development of Innovative Anti-Adhesive Materials in Diagnosis Tools

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since August 29, 2018

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

Verónica Patrícia Moreira da Rocha [Supervisors: Tavares, Teresa; Neves, Isabel C.]

Immobilization of eco-friendly nanoparticles on different materials: towards promising nanoplatforms for removal of pollutants from water

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 01, 2019

63

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