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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Integrated Members » PhD Students

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 Filipa Mandim Pires

Chemical and bioactive properties of Cardum with different origins
Pharmacy and Health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, 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 Rita dos Santos Silva

Bio based ingredients for cosmetic and food applications
Universidad de Salamanca, Pharmacy and health, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Pablo Anselmo García García, Lillian Barros

Ana Sofia Borges Lima

A sustainable control of Varroa destructor using semiochemicals involved in mite attraction and phytochemicals from Portuguese aromatic flora
Biology, Speciality: Biotechnology, FCUL - Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Supervisors: Miguel Vilas Boas

Cátia José Domingues das Neves

Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) in the Azores: interactions among emerging pathogens and the host in a pre- and post-Varroa invasion
Animal Science, Aarhus University - School of Science and Technology, Aarhus, Denmark
Supervisors: Maria Alice Pinto, Per Kryger, Raquel Martín-Hernández

Christian René Encina Zelada

Nutritional Composition, Quality and Safety of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as Affected by Processing and Storage; and Its Use in the Formulation of Gluten-Free Bread
Food Science and Technology and Nutrition, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Supervisors: Úrsula Barron, José Teixeira

Cristina Sofia Gomes Caleja

Incorporation of natural ingredients in dairy formulations as conservation enhancers and health promoters
Sustainable Chemistry, FCUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Beatriz Oliveira

Custódio Miguel Lobo de Freitas Roriz

New alternative sources of natural colouring agentes
Pharmacy, Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Patricia Morales, Lillian Barros

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 Altónio Bento, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Inès Jabeur

Plants as a source of natural colorant ingredients for food application
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Pablo Anselmo García García, Isabel Ferreira, Lillian Barros

Isabel Alexandra Queirós Morais Ferreira

Fertilization and nutritional status studies of the olive tree
Bio-systems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo, Manuel Antonio Vidal Bardán, Margarida Arrobas

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

Jacinto Benhadi Marín

Diversity patterns of Araneae along a gradient of farming practices in olive groves: linking landscape pattern, management practices and species interactions
Biosciences, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Supervisors: Sónia Santos, José Alberto Pereira

João Alves Pinto

Development of Sustainable Polymer Solutions
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Alírio Rodrigues, Naceur Belgacem

João Diogo Calado Martins Mina

Endo- and epiphytic bacteria from olive tree phyllosphere with biocontrol abilities against olive knot
Biology, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Supervisors: Paula Baptista, Maria Teresa Correia Lino Neto

Lara Alina de Almeida Pinheiro

Enhancing Psyttalia concolor (Szépligeti) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in olive groves to increase biological control of the olive fruit fly
Bio-systems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: Sónia Santos, José Alberto Cardoso Pereira, Maria Pilar Velez

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: Isabel Ferreira, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Lillian Barros

Maria de Fátima Tomé Martins

Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of Colletotrichum acutatum
Bio-systems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Lón, Spain
Supervisors: Paula Baptista, Pedro Casquero, Laura Torres

Marisa Ramos Barroso

Chemical and bioactive properties of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni cultivada em Portugal
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Maria João Sousa

Mohsen Karimi

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

Nuno Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues

The way that old olive trees produce differentiated olive oil: understanding the action of the genotype and the enzymatic charge on chemical, sensory and biological properties of the oil
Bio-systems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain
Supervisors: José Alberto Pereira, Paula Baptista, Albino António Bento

Paulo Júlio Dimande

Gestão da Fertilidade num Arenosolo da Região Sul de Moçambique em contexto de Agricultura de Conservação
Doutoramento em Ciências Agrárias , Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues, Eugénia Nunes, Margarida Maria Pereira Arrobas Rodrigues

Rami Arafah

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

Raquel Oliveira Rodrigues

Magnetic carbon nanostructures and study of their transport in microfluidic devices for hyperthermia
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Adrián Silva, Rui Lima, Helder Gomes

Raulene Rodrigues Lobo

Evaluation of therapeutic interest of bee venom, as natural bioactive ingredient, in cancer
Veterinary Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
Supervisors: Miguel Vilas Boas, Paulo Russo

Rossana Veviana Centeio Cardoso

Mushrooms as a source of vitamin D2: percursor molecules, physical methodologies to convert them and fortification of flour products
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Lillian Barros, Ana Panamás

Rui Sérgio da Silva Ribeiro

Synthesis of Hybrid Magnetic Carbon Nanocomposites for Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Adrián Silva, Helder Gomes, Joaquim Faria

Sandra Cristina Pereira Afonso

Hops production in Portugal: a strategy for sustainability
Agricultural Sciences, FCUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo, Margarida Arrobas, Mário Manuel Campos Cunha

Shirley de Lima Sampaio

Developing novel functional food ingredients from natural sources of bioactives: coloured potatoes, quinoa and amaranth
Pharmacy and Health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Celestino Santos-Buelga, Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Isabel Cristina Ferreira

Tânia Cristina de São Pedro Pires

Chemical and bioactive properties of novel products based on Vaccinium myrtillu
Pharmacy and health, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Lillian Barros

Taofiq Ayodele Oludemi

Mushroom-based formulations for anti-inflammatory cosmetic applications
Pharmacy and health, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Ana Panamás, Maria Filomena Ribeiro

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

Teresa Maria da Cruz Gomes

Role of olive tree phyllosphere microorganisms in the biological control of olive leaf spot and olive knot
Biology, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Supervisors: Paula Baptista, Maria Teresa Neto