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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

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, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Pereira

Adriano dos Santos Silva

Development of magnetically stabilized fluidized bed reactors for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of contaminants of emerging concern using carbon-based magnetic nanoparticles as catalysts.
Chemical and Biological Engineering/University, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Hélder Teixeira Gomes, Adrián Manuel Tavares da Silva, Joaquim Luís Bernardes Martins de Faria

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 Estefânia Cunha

Innovate tools to combat crop pests in the mediterranean - Olive trees
Inginiería de Biossistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: Paula Cristina Baptista, José Alberto Pereira, 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: Isabel Ferreira, Lillian Barros, Celestino Santos Buelga

Ana Isabel Silva Leite

Caracterização de enchidos tradicionais de carne de porco bísaro
Ciencia e tecnoloxía agroalimentaria, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Alfredo Teixeira, José Manuel Lorenzo

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 Paula Ferreira da Silva

Valorization of solid wastes for the development of membranes based on geopolymers for wastewater treatment.
Programa de Doctorado Ingeniería y Gestión del Medio Natural, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
Supervisors: José Vicente López Alvareaz, José Luis Díaz de Tuesta Triviño

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

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

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

Ângela Leonor Castanheira Liberal

Integrated strategies for the development of novel functional, iron-rich meat extenders
Ciência e Tecnologia Químicas, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros

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

Bianca Rodrigues de Albuquerque

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

Catarina Pereira Gomes

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

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

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
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 Bento, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

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: Isabel Ferreira, Miguel Prieto, Lillian Barros

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

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

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

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 Fernandes Palmeira

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: Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel A. Prieto, Lillian Barros

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 Gabriela Leichtweis

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

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: Isabel Ferreira, 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: Isabel Cristina Ferreira, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Pablo García

Rami Sami 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

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: Isabel Ferreira, 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

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

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

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 Tomás Marques, , Natália Tomás Marques

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