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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.; 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 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

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

6

Anis Hamdi [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengineering of complex biopharmaceuticals

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

Daniel Filipe Martins Afonso Correia de Sousa [Supervisors: Belo, Isabel]

Agro-industrial wastes up-grading by solid-state fermentation: application to animal feed and as bioactive compounds source.

External PhD Program, Universidade do Minho, since March 01, 2018

14

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

15

Delora Soeiro Baptista [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Pedro Ferreira]

Machine learning for the prediction of drug sensitivity/synergy in cancer treatment

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

16

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

Targeting oncogenic miRNAs in Triple Negative Breast Cancer using CRISPR/cas9 approach

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

17

Fernando João Pereira da Cruz [Supervisors: Dias, Oscar; Rocha, Miguel]

Blueprint: Documenting the Complexity of Metabolic Regulation by Reconstruction of Integrated Metabolic-Regulatory Models

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2018

18

Joana Filipa Azevedo Oliveira [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Bioengeneering - Optimization of butanol production

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

19

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

20

Jorge Miguel Lourenço Ferreira [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel; Fátima Baltazar]

Metabolic modeling based algorithms for drug discovery in cancer

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

21

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

22

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

23

Luis Osvaldo Diaz Kim [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Bi-Level Strain Optimization Using Hybrid Models

PhD Program in Computer Science, Universidade do Minho, since February 24, 2016

24

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

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

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

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

Patrícia Sofia Sousa Dias [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Optimization of organic acids production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chassis cells

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

29

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

PhD project

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

30

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

31

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

32

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

33

Sara Manso de Sousa Cardoso [Supervisors: Rocha, Miguel]

Systems-level modelling of the cancer and immune metabolome to improve immunotherapeutic outcomes

PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since October 01, 2018

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

Sushil Kumar Shakyawar [Supervisors: Rocha, Isabel]

Metabolic systems biology of Leishmania major

PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, since February 15, 2015

38

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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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