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O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
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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

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: Isabel Ferreira, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Anxo Carreira Casais

New strategies for the control of natural toxins in food
Química analítica y alimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Jorge Pérez-Juste, Jesús Simal-Gándara

Bianca Rodrigues de Albuquerque

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

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

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

Cecilia Jiménez López

Evaluación de la actividad anticancerígena de extractos de algas marinas en líneas celulares de cáncer de mama
Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Isabel Ferreira, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

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

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

Daniela Filipa Fernandes Costa

Cork oak endophyte community as a way to control diseases in a climate changing world Aluna de Doutoramento em Biologia da Universidade do Minho
Biologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Supervisors: Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista, Maria Teresa 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 Altónio Bento, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Fernanda 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: Isabel Ferreira, Miguel Prieto, Lillian Barros

Flávio Vieira Martins de Almeida

Obtenção catalítica de teobromina a partir da cafeína presente em resíduos de café (Coffea arabica)
Química, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Brasil
Supervisors: Helder Teixeira Gomes, Mário César Guerreiro

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

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

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: Isabel Ferreira, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage, Jesús Simal Gándara

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

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

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

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

Vanessa Ariana Azevedo Vieira

Using natural deep eutectic solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds from plant material: valorizing walnut residues through the development of bio-based semi-solid formulas for topical use
Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Supervisors: João Coutinho, Olga Ferreira, Isabel Ferreira

Vinícius Spolaor Fantinel

Caracterização Morfológica e Molecular de Colletotrichum spp. e Reação de Cultivares de Acca sellowiana à Antracnose
Engenharia Florestal, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Supervisors: Marlove Fátima Brião Muniz, Paula Baptista