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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.; Sales, M. Goreti F.]

Development of a colorimetric multiplex biosensor for detection of cancer biomarkers

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.]

Peptide-mediated targeted delivery system towards triple negative 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; Romaní, Aloia]

Genetic improvement of industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae: consolidated bioprocessing and value-added products for an advanced lignocellulosic biorefinery

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 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

20

Sophia Torres Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel; Dias, Oscar]

Design and optimization of microbial communities

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

21

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

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Vahid Nasirimarekani [Supervisors: Teixeira, José A.]

Micro and Nanoemulsions using natural compounds

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