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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Integrated Members » PhD Students

Adriana katherine Molina Vargas

Widening the range of stable bio-based colorants for food industry application
Ciencia e tecnoloxía agroalimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Lillian Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Pereira, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Pereira

Adriano dos Santos Silva

Optimization of municipal solid waste management systems towards sustainability
Chemical and Biological Engineering/University, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Hélder Teixeira Gomes, Ana Isabel Pereira, Adrián Manuel Tavares da Silva

Adriano Henrique

Processes TIP with new adsorbents for the octane improvement of gasoline
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: José António Silva, Alírio Rodrigues

Ana Carolina Coelho Lima

High Internal phase oil-in-water Pickering Emulsions for 3D structuring functional materials
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP-Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: M. Filomena Barreiro, Arantzazu Santamaria-Echart, Madalena Dias

Ana Catarina Pereira Cordeiro

Development of a sustainable XOS production bioprocess from olive pomace
Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Supervisors: António Manuel Coelho Lino Peres, Lígia Raquel Marona Rodrigues

Ana Cláudia Castro Novais

DUAL - Dual function hybrid molecules as the next generation of sustainable bio-based additives
Pharmacy and Health at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamaca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Celestino Santos-Buelga, Carla Susana Correia Pereira , Rui Miguel Vaz de Abreu

Ana Estefânia Cunha

Innovate tools to combat crop pests in the mediterranean - Olive trees
Inginiería de Biossistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto Pereira, José Alberto Pereira, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Ana Filipa Mandim Pires

Integrated strategies for the development of a novel functional beverage with suitable production systems
Pharmacy and Health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Celestino Santos Buelga

Ana Lúcia Lobo Santos

Bioecology of the chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu and biological and biotechnological control methods
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: Albino Bento, Sónia Santos, Pedro Casquero

Ana Luísa Saldanha

Innovative production of edible saprophyst mushrooms through an integrated circular strategy
Ciência e Tecnologia Alimentar e Nutrição, Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Inês Dias, Manuel Coimbra

Ana Rita dos Santos Silva

Cytinus hypocistis (L.) L.: a case study for the development of an innovative, safe, and effective anti-photoaging cosmeceutical formulation
Universidad de Salamanca, Pharmacy and health, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Pablo Anselmo García García, Lillian Barros, Pablo Anselmo García García, Lillian Barros

Ana Rita Gomes Lopes

Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) in the Azores: developing innovative molecular tools and uncovering host-pathogen interactions in a pre- and post-Varroa destructor invasion
Ciências Farmacêuticas da Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Alice Pinto, Isabel Mafra, Raquel Martín-Hérnadez

Andreia de Oliveira Quaresma

DNA metabarcoding of pollen mixtures for environmental monitoring: qualitative and quantitative robustness based on mock mixtures and honeybee-collected samples from across Europe
Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution - BIODIV, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Alice Pinto, Alexander Keller, João José Padrinho Honrado

Andrews Victor Almeida de Souza

i9Models: Development of innovative in vitro models to study the wall deformability and blood flow in aneurysms
Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães
Supervisors: Rui Alberto, Hélder Jesus Ferreira, João Eduardo Ribeiro

Ângela Leonor Castanheira Liberal

LentilMeat: Sustainable exploitation of lentils as a plant-derived meat analogue, with improved protein and iron availability
Ciência e Tecnologia Químicas, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Lillian Barros, Ana Maria Vívar-Quintana, Ângela Fernandes, Ana Maria Vívar-Quintana, Ângela Fernandes

Antía González Pereira

Recuperación e valorización de especies de macroalgas fluviais e mariñas para a identificación, optimización da extracción, fraccionamiento e illamento de fitoquímicos con propiedades bioactivas para desenvolver cosmecéuticos e nutracéuticos para formulaciones innovadoras
Química analítica y alimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Baimuratova Zhaina Abylkhasimovna

Preparation and characterization of new magnetic clays by pillarization with ferrites for the processes of catalytic neutralization of organic pollutants in industrial wastewater
Chemistry, Dulaty Taraz Regional University, Taraz
Supervisors: Marzhan Seitovna Kalmakhanova, Jose Luis Díaz de Tuesta

Bianca Rodrigues de Albuquerque

Natural colorants based on ahthocyanins obtained from bioresidues
Pharmacy, FFUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Beatriz Oliveira

Briolanja Ananias Ferraz dos Santos

Estudo do perfil químico das partes vegetativas e subprodutos da produção de Humulus lupulus L. em cultivares e espontâneos, numa aplicação cosmética natural.
Biotecnologia Avançada, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Maria João Sousa, Maria del Carmen Seijo Coello

Bruna de Paula Soares

Enhanced Extraction of Phenolic Compounds using Biobased Solvents as Hydrotropes
Chemical Engineering, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
Supervisors: João Coutinho, Simão Pinho

Carlos Ariel Yadró García

Mediterranean honeybees (Apis mellifera ): a genome-wide approach to dissect neutral and adaptive patterns of genetic diversity
Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Alice Pinto, Dora Henriques, Miguel Carneiro

Catarina Pereira Gomes

Design of cellulose-synthetic hybrid polymer vehicles for polyphenols uptake/release combining controlled radical polymerization with molecular imprinting technique
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Rolando Dias, Mario Rui Costa

Claudete António André Bastos

Valorização de plantas e cogumelos da Reserva Florestal da Cumbira numa cadeia integrada utilizando processos inovadores
Engenharia Alimentar, Instututo Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Margarida Mourão Martins, Lillian Barros

Cristina Sofia Lopes Cameirão

Novel and sustainable strategies to prevent and mitigate Xylella fastidiosa disease impact on olive tree
Biologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Supervisors: Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista, Maria Teresa Correia Lino Neto

David Santos Barreales

Influência do regime hídrico no comportamento fisiológivo, agronómico e qualidade da produção em culturas mediterrânicas
Ingeniería de Biosistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Espanha
Supervisors: António Castro Ribeiro, Albino Bento, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Dionatan Gerber

Understanding the two-way interaction between fire and Hakea sericea invasion in Portugal
Sustainable Forest Development of the University of Coimbra, Sustainable Forest Development of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Supervisors: João Azevedo, Joaquim Sande Silva, Elizabete Maria Duarte Canas Marchante

Eleomar de Oliveira Pires Junior

Natural matrices with Potemntial Colouring and Preservative Application in the Food Industry
Agro-Food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Cristina Caleja, Miguel Ángel Prieto Laje

Emil Eduardovich Gimranov

Phage2PSA: Psa-Bacteriophage characterization and engineering to unveil molecular interactions during infection
Biology, Faculdade Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Joana Cecilia Azevedo, Maria da Conceição Santos, Maria Luísa Moura

Erika Maryori Niño Vega

Optimización y desarrollo de nuevos colorantes naturales a partir de frutos silvestres comestibles y la aplicación de los mismos en diferentes matrices alimentarias
Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,, Madrid, España
Supervisors: Patricia Morales Gómez, Virginia Fernández Ruiz, Lillian Bouçada de Barros

Felipe Pacheco Spirlandelli

The role of landscape connectivity in the conservation of large mammals in the Iberian Peninsula
Programa de Doctorado en Investigación Forestal Avanzada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid
Supervisors: João Carlos Martins Azevedo, Juan Ignacio Garcia-Viñas

Fernanda Fontana Roman

Amphiphilic carbon-based materials for one-pot desulfurization and denitrogenation of liquid fuels
Engenharia Química e Biológica, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Joaquim Luís Bernardes Martins de Faria, Adrián Manuel Tavares da Silva, Helder Teixeira Gomes

Filipa Alexandra Pires Fernandes

Development of nutraceuticals and functional foods with biobased ingredients
Analytical and Food Chemistry, University of Vigo , Ourense, Spain
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Miguel Prieto

Giovana Colucci

Lignin-based Pickering stabilizers for innovative cosmeceutical formulations
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - University of Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Alírio Rodrigues

Heloísa Helena Scorsato de Almeida

Hydrosols as natural antimicrobials for food applications
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Alírio E. Rodrigues

Isabel Cristina de Sousa Rodrigues

Biological and ecological features of xylem-feeder vectors through establishment of a sustainable strategy for control of Xylella fastidiosa-vectors
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: José Alberto Pereira, Paula Baptista

Ítala Maria Gouveia Marx

Improvement of olive oil flavor and bioactive composition by optimizing industrial extraction using taste sensor devices
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Nutrition and Food Science Specialty, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: António Manuel Coelho Lino Peres, José Alberto Cardoso Pereira, Susana Isabel Pereira Casal Vicente

Izamara de Oliveira

Emerging strategies to obtain safe and healthy natural colorants and preservatives: valorisation of agrifood bio wastes
Farmacy and Health, Univeridad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Celestino Buelga, Sandrina Alves Heleno

Jonathan Cardoso

Preparation of mixed matrix zeolite membranes functionalized with ionic liquids for the separation of CO2
Chemical Enginering, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
Supervisors: Licínio Manuel Gando de Azevedo Ferreira, Zhi Lin, Paulo Miguel Pereira de Brito

Josefa da Graça Fernandes Rangel

Angolan wild plants with high nutraceutical potential: sustainable prospection and ethnobotanical assessment.
Engenharia Agronómica, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Ângela Fernandes, José Carlos Augusta da Costa

Júlia Cristiê Kessler

Supercritical extraction and NETmix technology to produce green and stabilized M. oleifera functional ingredients having in view cosmeceutical formulations
Programa doutoral em Engenharia Química e Biológica, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Alírio Egídio Rodrigues, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Liandra Gracher Teixeira

Co-encapsulation of natural colorants for color and bioactivity modulation
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Lillian Barros, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Lucas Fernando Alves da Silva Zafanelli

Green Hydrogen Recovery from Natural Gas Grids by Adsorption Processes
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: José António Correia Silva, Alírio Egídio Rodrigues

Luís António Palmeira Fernandes

Indoor and greenhouse production of medicinal cannabis in Portugal: a scientific look at lato sensu production
Ciencia y Tecnología Agroalimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel A. Prieto

Luís Miguel Fernandes Nascimento

Colorants in pharmacs: Prospection of natural alternatives and comparison with artificial molecules
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: João Carlos Barreira, Celestino Santos-Buelga

Maria Gabriela Leichtweis

Pumpkin – Development of a high-quality pumpkin pulp enriched and preserved by added-value molecules from pumpkin by-products, an integrative and sustainable strategy.
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira/, Carla Susana Pereira

Mariana Correia Pedrosa

SUSPLA: Development of PLA biofilms from Food Waste, incorporate with bioactive preserving molecules
Programa Doutoral de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Marcio Carocho, Maria Manuela Pinto, Lillian Barros

Matheus Bueno Patrício

Utilização de ferramentas geoestatísticas para a análise de carbono e matéria orgânica do solo na bacia hidrográfica do Alto Sabor, nordeste de Portugal
Investigación Agraria y Florestal, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Marcos Lado Liñares, Felícia Fonseca, Antonio Paz González, Tomás Figueiredo

Mehriban Aliyeva

Ion Effects on Protein Model Compounds in Aqueous Systems: Experimental and Computational Studies
Chemical Engineering, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
Supervisors: Simão Pinho, João Coutinho, Richard Gomes

Miclay dos Reis Pereira Carvalho

Bioecologia da Broca-do-Cafe, Hypothenemus Hampei (FERRARI, 1867) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), na ilha de São Tomé
Ingeniería de Biosistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: Albino Bento, Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Mikel Añibarro Ortega

Prospection of biowastes as a potential source of bioactives: optimization of extraction processes assisted by innovative technologies
Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Jesús Simal Gándara, José Pinela

Mohsen Karimi

CO2 Capture in Post Combustion Processes
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: José António Silva, Alírio Rodrigues

Paula García Oliveira

Obtención de compuestos bioactivos a partir de co-productos agrícolas: evaluación de sus propiedades biológicas y posibles efectos tóxicos e incorporación en matrices alimentarias
Química analítica y alimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage, Jesús Simal Gándara

Paula Marina de Sousa Plasencia Matos

Chemical and bioactive prospection of blueberry and raspberry leaves and development of cosmetic applications
Farmacia y Salud na Universidade de Salamanca, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Pablo García

Paulo Júlio Dimande

Gestão sustentável do solo em ambientes tropicar e mediterrâneo
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo Rodrigues, Margarida Arrobas Rodrigues, Carlos Manuel Correia

Rafael Mascoloti Spréa

NutHealth: Exploitation of by-product from nut-press-cake as a source of natural heath-enhancing ingredients
Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria –, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Espanha
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Joana Amaral, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Rami Sami Arafah

Multicomponent chiral separation by preparative and simulated moving bec chromotography
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Alírio Rodrigues, Luís Pais, António Ribeiro

Rossana Veviana Centeio Cardoso

Mushrooms as a source of high value bioactive molecules: convesrion of ergosterol into vitamin D2, extraction optimization, refinement and a case study using bakery/pastry products
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Ana M. Gonzalez-Paramás

Samara Cristina da Silva

Development of an integrated approach to produce phycocyanin and valorize co-bioproducts from Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Madalena Dias

Sérgio António Mendes Vilas Boas

New Separation Processes for Terpenes Fractionation and Purification
Chemical Engineering, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
Supervisors: Simão Pinho, Olga Ferreira, João Coutinho

Seymanur Ertosun

Natural capsules of bee pollen as tailor-made controlled delivery systems for food and cosmetic applications
Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Miguel Vilas Boas, Ana Cristina Freire

Shinibelova Assem Abdula-Khaimovna

Development of carbon-based materials from natural resources
Chemistry, M.Kh. Dulaty Taraz Regional University, Supervisors: Bakytgul A. Massalimova, Jose Luis Díaz de Tuesta

Stephany Rezende

Solid dispersions as a technology to tailor made natural colorants-based formulations
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Madalena Dias, Fernanda Vitória Leimann

Tatiana La Banca Schreiner

Process and Thermodynamic Studies of Emulsions as Vehicles for Transport and Delivery of Functionalities
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Simão Pinho, Madalena Dias

Tatiane Cristina Gonçalves de Oliveira

INNOV4FOOD: Converting agro-food bio-residues into powerful bioactive ingredients for functional ingredients development
Programa Doutoral em Ciências Farmacêutica, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, Eliana Pereira

Teresa José Lopes

Cowpea Anthracnose: Etiology, pathology and potential of endophytes on its management
Agronomic Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa
Supervisors: Paula Baptista, Pedro Talhinhas

Tomás Thormann Abranches de Magalhães

Understanding host preference of Trioza erytreae (Del Guercio) by a multi-omics approach
Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais, Universidade do Algarve (UALG), Faro, Portugal
Supervisors: Natália Marques, Amilcar Duarte, José Alberto Pereira

Vanessa Marina Branco Paula

Food products conservation using propolis formulations: fílms and gel microcapsules
Ingeniería de Biosistemas, Universidade de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: Pedro Casquero, Maria Leticia Miranda Estevinho, Luis Avelino Guimarães Dias

Vânia Cristina da Silva Rodrigues

Machine learning Models for Plant-growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Fitness Prediction
Microbiologia e Genética Molecular, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Sérgio Alípio Domingues Deusdado, Álvaro Peix Geldart

Volkan Aylanc

Design of bee pollen biocapsules for controlled delivery of active substance in cancer therapy
Chemistry, FCUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Miguel Vilas Boas, Ana Cristina Freire, Nuno Vale

Yago Alonso Cipoli

Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution in Braganza: Causes, Inhalation Exposure and Toxicity
Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Célia dos Anjos Alves, Manuel Feliciano

Yara Xiluva Bulha Loforte

Development and modelling of functional cultures as biopreservatives of traditional cheeses
Engenharia Alimentar, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Supervisors: André Almeida , Úrsula Barron