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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Integrated Members » PhD Students

Abir Tebai

Natshrimp - Bi-based and sustainable approaches to preserve shrimps: innovative processes with improved performance
Universidade Católica, Porto
Supervisors: Sandrina Heleno, Maria Manuela Pintado, Isabel Patrícia martins Fernandes

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 Bouçada de Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Susana Correia 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 Correia Silva, Alírio Rodrigues

Alan Victor da Silva

Air Pollution in An African Megacity: Source Apportionment And Health Implications
Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Célia dos Anjos Alves, Manuel Joaquim Sabença Feliciano

Alexis Pereira

Selenium and iodine biofortification of Swiss chard micro and baby greens: towards sustainable healthy foods
Ciências Farmacêuticas, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto (FFUP), Porto
Supervisors: José Pinela, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, Maria Inês Dias

Aline Zambom Coelho

Fractionation and Purification of Terpenes using Ionic Liquids
Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Simão Pedro de Almeida Pinho, João Manuel da Costa e Araújo Pereira Coutinho , Maria Olga de Amorim e Sá Ferreira

Amândio David Zimba

Innovative highly nutritious and functional formulations: boosting health through sustainable approaches
Alimentar Engineering, Universidade de Lisboa - ISA, Lisboa
Supervisors: Sandrina Alves Heleno, Vítor Delgado Alves, Maria José Alves

Amir Bzaina

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Purification of Phenolic Compounds from Winemaking Residues
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Rolando Carlos Pereira Simões Dias, Mário Rui Costa

Ana Beatriz de Melo Segatelli

Efficiency of natural-based biostimulants in agricultural soils: response to water stress in climate change scenarios
Sustainable Land Use, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) – Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Zulimar Hernandéz, Paula Alvarenga

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: Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Arantzazu Santamaria-Echart

Ana Caroline Royer

Valorização de resíduo de bagaço de azeitona como condicionador orgânico do solo e implicações para a sua qualidade física
Agricultural and Forestry Research, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Marcos Lado Liñares, Tomás Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo

Ana Catarina Pereira Cordeiro

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

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, Universidad de Salamaca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Celestino Santos-Buelga, Carla Susana Correia Pereira , Rui Miguel Vaz de Abreu

Ana Estefânia Cunha

Development of innovative biocontrol tools for the management of olive fruit fly and olive knot disease
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto Cardoso Pereira, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo

Ana Isabel Silva Leite

Caracterização de enchidos tradicionais de carne de porco bísaro
Agrifood science and technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Alfredo Jorge Costa 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 António Bento, Sónia Alexandra Paiva Santos, Pedro Casquero

Ana Luísa Saldanha

Innovative production of edible saprophyst mushrooms through an integrated circular strategy
Food and Nutrition Science and Technology, Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Maria Inês Moreira Figueiredo Dias, Manuel Coimbra

Ana Paula Ferreira da Silva

Monitoring of municipal waste streams and their transformation into geopolymeric membranes
Chemical and Biological Sciences, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
Supervisors: Hélder Teixeira Gomes, José Alcides Silvestre Peres, José Luis Díaz de Tuesta Triviño

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
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Alice Pinto, Isabel Mafra, Raquel Martín-Hérnadez

Ana Sofia Andrade de Faria

Assessment of the technological properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Portuguese “Chouriça de carne” – building a national biobank with probiotic potential
Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Úrsula Barron, Vasco Cadavez, Miguel Lage Prieto

Ana Sofia Teixeira Brandão

Industrial Symbiosis as a strategy to enhance the Circular Bioeconomy in the region of Trás-os-Montes
Production and Computer Engineering, Universidad de León, Léon
Supervisors: António Morán Palao, Artur Jorge de Jesus Gonçalves

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
Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães
Supervisors: Rui Alberto Madeira Macedo Lima, Hélder Jesus Fernandes Puga, João Eduardo Pinto Castro Ribeiro

Ângela Leonor Castanheira Liberal

LentilMeat: Sustainable exploitation of lentils as a plant-derived meat analogue, with improved protein and iron availability
Chemical science and technology, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Ana Maria Vívar-Quintana, Ângela Sofia Feitor Fernandes

Anna Carolina Cortez Ribeiro

Barroso's Food Base: Dietary Patterns and Lifestyles
Physical Activity and Health, University of Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Vera Ferro Lebres, José Carlos Ribeiro

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
Analytical and food chemistry, Universide de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Arlindo André e André Cima

Bioactive Components from Native Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in Barroso region: Enhancing Beverages in the Industry
Biotechnology , Escola Superior de Biotecnologia – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto
Supervisors: Maria José Alves, Maria José Saavedra, Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado

Arthur Aparecido Janoni Lima

Soil organic carbon assessment using remote sensing data through deep learning techniques
Environmental Science and Technology, Universidad de Corunã, Coruña, Spain
Supervisors: Antonio Paz Gonzalez, Tomás d'Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo, Rui Pedro Sanches de Castro Lopes

Ayssata Patrícia da Costa Leocádia Vaz d’Almeida

Design and synthesis of natural-synthetic hybrid polymer particles for the valorization of bioactive compounds in olive leaf and olive oil production residues
Uso Sustentável da Terra, Instituto Superior de Agricultura, Lisboa
Supervisors: Rolando Dias, Maria Suzana Vicente

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

Bárbara de Sena Nunes Menezes

ZEROfoodWASTE: Reuse of agro-industrial waste for the production of stale bread based products
Agri-Food and Biosystems Science and Engineering, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid
Supervisors: Eliana Andreia Pires Castilho Pereira, Manuel Pallarés, Alexandre Gonçalves

Beatriz Helena Paschoalinotto

WEPMedSea - Valorization of Wild Edible Plants of the Mediterranean region through an integrated circular approach
Agrifood Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Maria Inês Moreira Figueiredo Dias, Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

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.
advanced biotechnology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Maria João de Almeida Coelho de Sousa, Maria del Carmen Seijo Coello

Bruna de Paula Soares

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

Bruna Penedo de Carvalho Moreira

Valorization of Mediterranean almond orchards through the use of intercropping integrated strategies
Programa de Doutoramento em Cscience and Agrifood Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Supervisors: Cristina Sofia Gomes Caleja, Márcio Soares Carocho, Miguel Angel Prieto Lage

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 Sofia Martins Henriques, Miguel Carneiro

Carlos Seiti Hurtado Shiraishi

ScreenBeti: from virtual screening of natural compounds to anti-diabetic ingredients for the food industry
Agro-Food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Rui Miguel Vaz de Abreu, Sandrina Heleno, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

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, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Rolando Carlos Pereira Simões Dias, Mario Rui Costa

Cátia Rodrigues de Almeida

Combination of different remote sensing techniques for the analysis of the Urban Heat Island effect in Bragança, Portugal
Geographical Engineering, FCUP - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Ana Cláudia Moreira Teodoro, Artur Gonçalves

Claudete António André Bastos

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

Cláudio António Matusse

Risk assessment of mycotoxins in Mozambique and mitigation strategies
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Universidade Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Paula Cristina Azevedo Rodrigues, Ana Cristina Sampaio, João Bila

Cristina Nogueira Duarte

Chemical caracterization and bioactive properties of new grape varieties and winemaking residues towards their valorization
Farmacy and Health, Universidad de Salamaca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Joana Andrêa Soares Amaral, Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Celestino Santos-Buelga

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

Daniel Sebastián Rodríguez León

Function of cuticular hydrocarbons in honeybees
Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences of Würzburg University, Würzburg
Supervisors: Thomas Schmitt, Ricarda Scheiner, Maria Alice Pinto

David Santos Barreales

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

Diogo Félix Oliveira

Enhancing the olive grove ground-cover vegetation toward maximizing the pest suppression exerted by lacewings: larvae-pest synchrony and adult feeding preference
Biosystems engineering, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto Cardoso Pereira, Jacinto Benhadi Marín

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 Carlos Martins 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 Bouçada de Barros, Cristina Sofia Gomes Caleja, Miguel Ángel Prieto Laje

Elizandra Noely Grinfelder Ardohain

PreVineGrape- Desenvolvimento de um biofungicida para combater doenças da videira
Agro-Food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Ângela Sofia Feitor Fernandes, Manuel Ricardo Calhelha, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Emil Eduardovich Gimranov

Phage2PSA: Psa-Bacteriophage characterization and engineering to unveil molecular interactions during infection
Biology, FCP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Joana Cecilia Rodrigues Azevedo, Maria da Conceição Lopes Santos, Maria Luísa Roldão Marques 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

Ezzeldin Hamdy Aly

Processos de adsorção em zeólitos de estrutura faujasítica para a redução das emissões de carbono
Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Francisco Avelino da Silva Freitas , José António Correia Silva

Felipe Macedo Alves

Proteínas vegetais de plantas aquáticas: Produção sustentável e segura com resiliência contra alterações climáticas
Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainable Uses and Environmental Implications, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Marcio Soares Carocho , Manuel Joaquim Sabença Feliciano, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Felipe Pacheco Spirlandelli

The role of landscape connectivity in the conservation of large mammals in the Iberian Peninsula
Advanced Forestry Research, 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
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - 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 Bouçada de Barros, Sandrina Alves Heleno, Miguel Angel Prieto Lage

Filipe Hélder Cardoso Lema

Desenvolvimento de processos para melhorar a qualidade da castanha (Castanea sativa Miller) ao nível da pré- e pós-colheita
Sustainable use of land - specialization in Agronomic Engineering, Universidad de León, Léon
Supervisors: Elsa Ramalhosa, Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista, Cristina Maria Moniz Simões de Oliveira

Gilda Conceição Raposo Preto

Relevance and exploitation of spontaneous cover-crop in the management of olive anthracnose
Biosystems engineering, Universidad de León, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto Cardoso Pereira, Pedro António Casquero Luelmo

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

Guilherme Possamai

Screening, evaluation and characterization of antagonistic microorganisms against Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi, the causal agent of chestnut brown rot in Portugal
Ciências Químicas e Biológicas, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Ana Cristina Ramos Sampaio, Paula Cristina Azevedo Rodrigues, Maria del Carmen Morales Rodríguez

Helgeneusa Neto da Costa

Innovative bio-based solutions for olive fungal diseases management
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes, Vila Real
Supervisors: Filipe Madeira, Fátima Gonçalves

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 Rodrigues

Iasmin da Silva Ferreira

Innovations and strategies to improve healthiness in meat products
Ciencias Veterinarias y de Los Alimentos, Universidad de León, León
Supervisors: Alfredo Jorge Costa Teixeira, Javier Mateo

Isabella Charres Fandiño

Air quality and its effects on the primary and preschool population: new assessment tools
Environmental Science and Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Célia dos Anjos Alves, Manuel Joaquim Sabença Feliciano

Isabella Fernanda Weber Cordova

Green extraction of artemisinin using aqueous solutions of hydrotropes: from the plant to the formulation
Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Joao Manuel da Costa e Araújo Pereira Coutinho, Maria Olga de Amorim e Sá Ferreira, Simão Pedro de Almeida Pinho

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 Bouçada de Barros, Celestino Buelga, Sandrina Alves Heleno

Javier Echave Alvarez

Development of Natural Bioactive Ingredients for Functional Formulations as an Alternative for the Valorization of Grape Seed
Agri-food Science and Technology, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Miguel Ángel Lage

Jéssica Dayane Oliveira Fonseca

Synergistic potential of bioactive extracts of wild edible mushrooms from Northeast Transmontano and conventional chemotherapy: A strategy to reverse chemoresistance
Biomedical Sciences, CESPU, Porto
Supervisors: Josiana Adelaide Vaz, Sara Ricardo

Jessica Lampreia Ribeiro

By-residues from the main Portuguese fruit crops as feed supplements: a sustainable approach to fight antimicrobial resistance in animal production.
Chemical and Biological Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro , Porto
Supervisors: Patrícia Poeta, Sandrina Heleno, Filipa Sofia Dinis Reis

Joana Patrícia Barreira Rodrigues

Upcycling: Transforming bio-residues from waste into active ingredients for new products development
Pharmacy and Health , Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Ângela Sofia Feitor Fernandes, Celestino Santos-Buelga

João Filipe Soares Cardoso

Risco ecológico da introdução de Torymus sinensis Kamijo e o potencial do uso de fungos no controlo da vespa-das-galhas-do-castanheiro, Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu
Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Supervisors: Albino António Bento, Fernanda Cássio, Edmundo Sousa

João Pedro Jacob Ferreira

Epidemiological Situation of Lentiviruses of Small Ruminants in Portugal
Veterinary sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Hélder Miranda Pires Quintas, Ana Claúdia Coelho, Delia María Lacasta Lozano

Jonata Massao Ueda

Innov2Eat: Innovative and powdered ready-to-eat dairy and vegetable-based yogurts
Pharmacy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid , Madrid
Supervisors: Sandrina Alves Heleno, Márcio Soares Carocho, Patricia Morales Gómez

Jonathan Simonace 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.
Agronomic Engineering, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Ângela Sofia Feitor 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
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Barreiro, Alírio Rodrigues, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Júlio Henrique Germano de Souza

Avaliação da contribuição dos serviços de pastoreio para a mitigação das alterações climáticas ao longo de três gradientes Atlântico-Mediterrânicos
Agricultural and Forestry Research, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
Supervisors: Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro, María Rosa Mosquera-Losada

Ketrin Lorhayne Kubiak

Using artificial shelters for predators to enhance biological control in olive groves: Integrating landscape factors, climatic constraints, and species traits to improve pest supression
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de Leon, Leon
Supervisors: Jacinto Benhadi Marín, Maria de Fátima Gonçalves

Kheira Moufida Mouffok

Valorization of acorn and honeydew honey from Quercus pyrenaica
Agro-food science and technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Soraia Isabel Domingues Marcos Falcão, María Shantal rodríguez Flores

Laíres de Araújo Lima

Predifood - Predictive and Accelerated Models for Food Shelf-Life Assessment
Biotechnology, Universidade Católica, Porto
Supervisors: Márcio Soares Carocho, Manuela Pintado, Ana Isabel Pereira

Lara Pires Vaqueiro

Development of an Efficient Hypochplesterolemic Formulation from Mushroom Bio-Waste Through an Integrated and Sustainable Strategy
Pharmacy and Health, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Manuel Ricardo Calhelha, Sandrina Heleno

Larissa Camargo Ghirro

Development of 3D-printable Pickerign emulsions as base systems for customized nutrition supplements
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Filomena Filipe Barreiro, Arantzazu Santamaria Echart , Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Leonardo Corrêa Gomes

Integravalor - Estratégia integrada de valorização de subprodutos agroalimentares
Agro-Food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Maria Inês Dias, Carla Susana Correia Pereira, Miguel Angel Prieto Lage

Leticia Cabrera Parra Bortoluzzi

Know to preserve and valorize: the case of olive trees centenarian heritage of the Côa Valley reion, Portugal
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de Leon, Leon
Supervisors: Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista, Nuno Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues, Pedro Antonio Luelmo

Lia Inês Machado Vasconcelos

Avaliação de parâmetros indicadores da qualidade da carne fresca e produtos cárneos transformados de suínos de raça Bísara. Efeito do uso de metodologias menos invasivas para análise rápida e precisa
Ciencias Veterinarias y de los Alimentos, Universidad de Léon, Espanha, Léon
Supervisors: Alfredo Teixeira, Sandra Rodrigues, Javier Mateo Oyague

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 Bouçada de Barros, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Liege Aguiar Pascoalino

Valorisation of bio-residues from apple industrial processing: application of added-value compounds as food and nutraceutical additives
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, João Carlos Martins Barreira, Filipa Sofia Dinis Reis

Lien Imbrechts

In transition: post-abandonment landscapes in Trás-os-Montes, Portugal
VU University Amsterdam - SENSE Graduate School, Amsterdam
Supervisors: Peter H. Verburg, João Carlos Martins Azevedo

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 Rodrigues

Luís António Palmeira Fernandes

Indoor and greenhouse production of medicinal cannabis in Portugal: a scientific look at lato sensu production
Agri-Food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Miguel Ángel Prieto Laje

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 Martins 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.
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira/, Carla Susana Correia Pereira

Maria Sabrina Vieira de Miranda de Paiva de Souza

A multiscale numerical study of high-risk intracranial aneurysms
Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Supervisors: Rui Alberto Lima, João Eduardo Pinto Castro Ribeiro, Conrado Ferrera Llera

Mariana Correia Pedrosa

SUSPLA: Development of PLA biofilms from Food Waste, incorporate with bioactive preserving molecules
Programa Biotechnology, Universidade Católica Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Márcio Soares Carocho, Maria Manuela Pinto, Lillian Bouçada de 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
Agricultural and Forestry Research, Universidad de Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Marcos Lado Liñares, Felícia Maria da Silva Fonseca, Antonio Paz González

Matheus de Oliveira Toloto

Soil Biogeochemistry and Carbon Dynamics: Unraveling Nature's Strategies for Organic Matter Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration in Pristine Ecosystems
Investigação Agrária e Florestal, Universidad de Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Tomás d'Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo, António Paz

Matheus Matos do Nascimento

Composição nutricional, química e bioativa das espécies Basella alba L. e Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R.Br., plantas alimentícias não convencionais (PANC) provenientes da Amazônia Sul-Ocidental, Acre
Plant Production, Universidade Federal do Acre, Acre
Supervisors: Joana Andrêa Soares Amaral, Almecina Balbino Ferreira

Matilde Maria Baptista Antão Jorge Rodrigues

Exploring the versatility of rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum L.): food and pharmaceutical properties and appplications
Agrifood Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, José Virgílio Pinela, Miguel Angel Prieto Lage

Mikel Añibarro Ortega

Prospection of biowastes as a potential source of bioactives: optimization of extraction processes assisted by innovative technologies
Agrifood Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, José Virgílio Santulhão Pinela

Mónica Gabriela dos Santos Honrado

Exploiting DNA-metabarcoding and metabolomics towards the authentication of Mediterranean honey
UA, UMINHO, Food and Nutrition Science and Technology, Braga
Supervisors: Joana Andrêa Soares Amaral, Silvia Rocha, Maria Alice Pinto

Nuno José Fernandes Moredo

Equilibrar as rotações culturais para promover a produtividade dos sistemas de agricultura do Barroso
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes, Vila Real
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues, Margarida Maria Pereira Arrobas Rodrigues, Carlos Manuel Correia

Nuno Manuel Pires Ferreiro

Extra virgin olive oil shelf-life prediction based on an integrated approach from farm to fork
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de León, León, Spain
Supervisors: António Manuel Coelho Lino Peres , Nuno Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues

Odete Linda Armando Zefanias

Qualidade e Segurança na Produção Avícola de Galinhas Autóctones
Cadeias de Produção Agrícola da Mesa ao Campo, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Vasco Cadavez, Ana Isabel Ramos Novo Amorim Barros

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
Analytical and food chemistry, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de 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
Pharmacy and Health, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Pablo García

Paulo Júlio Dimande

Gestão sustentável do solo em ambientes tropical e mediterrâneo
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo Rodrigues, Margarida Arrobas Rodrigues, Carlos Manuel Correia

Pedrina Pinto Rocha

Olive Oil Terroir: understanding the role of geographical origin in the olive oil chemical-sensory quality differentiation
Food Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Nuno Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues, Maria Luisa Louro Martins

Pedro Miguel Gonçalves de Araújo

Expressões culturais e imateriais dos sistemas de agricultura do Barroso - das tradições herdadas às práticas contemporâneas
Desenvolvimento, Sociedades e Territórios, Vila Real
Supervisors: Sílvia de Freitas Moreira Nobre, Fernando Augusto Pereira, Humberto Miguel dos Santos Martins

Peltier Rossi Lino de Aguiar

Legumes in nitrogen and phosphorus management in sustainable agriculture
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real
Supervisors: Margarida Arrobas Rodrigues , Manuel Ângelo Rodrigues, José Manuel Moutinho Pereira

Rafael Mascoloti Spréa

NutHealth: Exploitation of by-product from nut-press-cake as a source of natural heath-enhancing ingredients
Agri-food Science and Technology, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Espanha
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Joana Andrêa Soares Amaral, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Renecleide Viana dos Santos

Sistemas radiculares da vegetação herbácea em olivais: efeitos da gestão do solo e contributos para a prestação de serviços ecossistémicos
Agricultural and Forestry Research, Universidad de Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo, Antonio Paz González

Roberto Alexandre Crisante Da Costa

Mushroom biofortification with mineral elements: towards functional foods for human nutrition
Pharmacy and Health, USAL, Lisboa
Supervisors: Carla Susana Correia Pereira, Pablo Anselmo García García, José Virgílio Santulhão Pinela

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 Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Sandra Andreia Gonçalves Marcelino

Drinks4Life: harnessing vegetable biowaste as a source of valuable functional compounds for the beverage industry
Farmácia y Salud, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanaca
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Celestino Santos Buelga, Sandrina Heleno

Sandra Isabel Correia Lamas

OliveAged: The influence of olive tree age on fruit-associated endophytes, bioactivity and quality of olive oil of cv.Verdeal Transmontana
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad de León, León
Supervisors: Nuno Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues, Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista

Sara Filipa Gomes Reis

Unveiling the Potential of Fungal Polysaccharides: From Nutrient-Rich Mushrooms to Advanced Biomedical Nanoparticles
Pharmacy and Health, University of Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Josiana Vaz, Paula Coutinho, Celestino Santos-Buelga

Sérgio António Mendes Vilas Boas

New Separation Processes for Terpenes Fractionation and Purification
Chemical Engineering, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal
Supervisors: Simão Pedro de Almeida Pinho, Maria Olga de Amorim e Sá 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 José Rodrigues 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

Soraia de Lurdes Fernandes Raimundo

Leguminosas: o único caminho para a expansão da agricultura biológica
Supervisors: Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues, Carlos Correia

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 Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias, Arantzazu Santamaria-Echart

Susana Dos Anjos Caetano Capitão

Efeito da estrutura da paisagem na incidência de pragas e doenças no olival
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, León
Supervisors: Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista, Filipe Madeira

Tamires Bertocco

Hydrological and sedimentological response in Spanish-Portuguese transboundary catchments at multiple spatial scales with presence of traditional water-meadows
Agriculture and Forestry, Universidad da Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Manuel Lopéz-Vicente, Tomás d'Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo, Renato Filipe Faria Henrique

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 Pedro de Almeida Pinho, Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Tatiane Cristina Gonçalves de Oliveira

INNOV4FOOD: Converting agro-food bio-residues into powerful bioactive ingredients for functional ingredients development
Pharmaceutical sciences, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, Eliana Andreia Pires Castilho Pereira

Teresa José Lopes

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

Teresa Ventura Vale Fernandes Dias

Inside of Portuguese Cheese Industry: risk assessment for mycotoxigenic fungi and quality control
Universidade do Minho, Braga
Supervisors: Armândio Venâncio, Paula Cristina Azevedo Rodrigues

Thais Sayuri Berberich

Multifunctional catalysts fr improved Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using NetMIX-based microreactor technology towards the competitive production of synthetic fuel
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Porto
Supervisors: Joaquim Luís Bernardes Martins de Faria, Bruno Fernandes Machado, Helder Teixeira Gomes

Thayane Walkovitz Ribeiro

Biological air quality assessment in Northern Portugal: correlation with meteorological factors, air pollution and climate change
Ciências e Tecnologia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciências de Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Helena Isabel Ribeiro, Manuel Joaquim Sabença Feliciano, Estefanía Sánchez Reyes

Thayná Domingues de Almeida

Tiago Araújo Azevedo

Preclinical efficacy of olive pomace whole extract: a strategy to fight inflammation and pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis and valorize byproducts
Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Paula Alexandra Martins de Oliveira, Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Adelina Maria Gaspar Gama Quaresma

Tomás Thormann Abranches de Magalhães

Understanding host preference of Trioza erytreae (Del Guercio) by a multi-omics approach
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Universidade do Algarve (UALG), Faro, Portugal
Supervisors: Natália Marques, Amilcar Duarte, José Alberto Cardoso Pereira

Vanessa Marina Branco Paula

Food products conservation using propolis formulations: fílms and gel microcapsules
Biosystems Engineering, Universidad 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
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Sérgio Alípio Domingues Deusdado, Álvaro Peix Geldart

Vânia Rosalina Alves Correia de Carvalho da Cunha Silva

Valorisation challenges to almond by-products: their potential and probable uses
Supervisors: Berta Maria de Carvalho Gonçalves Macedo, Ivo Vaz de Oliveira, José Alberto Cardoso Pereira

Vinicius Kenzo Okada

Predicting Sediment Yield and Managing Vulnerability, Risks, and Sustainability: A Semi-Quantitative Model Integrated with Geopropcessing Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information Systems
Geology - Geoconservation, Environmental Geology and Geological Resources, University of Minho, Braga
Supervisors: , Renato Filipe Faria Henriques

Virginie Isabelle Pedro Xavier

Development of bio-based ingredients from underused trees and shrub species for industrial application
Agri-food Science and Technology, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Lillian Bouçada de Barros, Sandrina Alves Heleno, Miguel Angel Prieto Lage

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 José Rodrigues Vilas Boas, Ana Cristina Freire, Nuno Vale

Yago Alonso Cipoli

Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution in Braganza: Causes, Inhalation Exposure and Toxicity
Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Célia dos Anjos Alves, Manuel Joaquim Sabença Feliciano

Yara Xiluva Bulha Loforte

Development and modelling of functional cultures as biopreservatives of traditional cheeses
Food Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Supervisors: Úrsula Barron, André Almeida