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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

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: Isabel Cristina Ferreira, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Pereira

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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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