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Ana Catarina Malheiro Tinoco [Supervisors: Cavaco-Paulo, Artur; Ribeiro, Artur]

The potential of multifunctional proteins and peptides for hair protection and coloring

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 31, 2015

2

Ana Cláudia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

To be defined

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

3

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

4

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

5

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

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

6

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

7

Anis Hamdi [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengineering of complex biopharmaceuticals

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

8

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

9

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

10

Diana Andrade e Sousa [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

to be defined

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

11

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

12

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

13

Joana Filipa Azevedo Oliveira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengeneering - Optimization of butanol production

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

14

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

To be defined

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

15

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

16

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

17

Márcia Regina Linhares Couto [Supervisors: Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Engineering a biosynthetic pathway for high-value glycosaminoglycans production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

18

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

Novel Anaerobes for a biobased economy

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

19

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

20

Pedro Miguel Peixoto da Silva [Supervisors: Vicente, António A.; Manuel António Coimbra Rodrigues Da Silva]

Nanoencapsulation of coffee melanoidins as a functional ingredient in the context of a circular economy

PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, since January 01, 2018

21

Sophia Torres Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Design and optimization of microbial communities

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

22

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