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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

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 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

4

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

5

Anis Hamdi [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengineering of complex biopharmaceuticals

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

6

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

7

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

8

Cátia Sofia dos Santos Pereira [Supervisors: Manuela Côrte-real (Cbma); Rodrigues, Lígia R.]

Study of the molecular mechanism underlying the anticancer activity of lactoferrin

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2016

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

Filipe Alexandre Wang Liu [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Rocha, Isabel]

Evaluation and Development of Algorithms and Computational Tools for Metabolic Pathway Optimization

PhD Program in Computer Science MAP-i, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2013

13

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

14

Joana Filipa Azevedo Oliveira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengeneering - Optimization of butanol production

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

15

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

16

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

17

José Vítor de Castro Vieira [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Julio Saez-Rodriguez]

Integrative pathway analysis approaches for cancer research and drug development

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2017

18

Orlando Ricardo Nunes Rocha [Supervisors: Mendes, Rui; Carneiro, Sónia]

Development of a computational framework for studying genome-scale regulatory models that combines gene expression data and optimization approaches

PhD Program in Computer Science, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2012

19

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

system biology

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

20

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

21

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

PhD project

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

22

Paulo Ricardo Carvalho Vilaça [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Computer Aided Design of Metabolic Pathways

PhD Program in Computer Science MAP-i, Universidade do Minho, since September 13, 2010

23

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

24

Rúben André Costa Rodrigues [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Development of an integrated knowledge base for gastric cancer

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since September 01, 2017

25

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

26

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

27

Sophia Torres Santos [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Design and optimization of microbial communities

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

28

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

29

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