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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, Lillian Barros, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla Pereira, Jesús Simal Gándara, Carla 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 Silva, Alírio Rodrigues

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: M. Filomena Barreiro, Arantzazu Santamaria-Echart, Madalena Dias

Ana Caroline Royer

Valorização de resíduo de bagaço de azeitona como condicionador orgânico do solo e implicações para a sua qualidade física
Investigación Agrária e Forestal, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Tomás Figueiredo, Marcos Lado Liñares

Ana Catarina Pereira Cordeiro

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

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

Ana Estefânia Cunha

Innovate tools to combat crop pests in the mediterranean - Olive trees
Inginiería de Biossistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto Pereira, José Alberto Pereira, Pedro Antonio Casquero Luelmo, 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: 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 Luísa Saldanha

Innovative production of edible saprophyst mushrooms through an integrated circular strategy
Ciência e Tecnologia Alimentar e Nutrição, Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Inês Dias, Manuel Coimbra

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, 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, Ana Cristina Figueiredo

Andrea Luísa Fernandes Afonso

Phenolic composition and health-promoting effects of Salvia and Thymus decoctions
Physiopathology and Pharmacology, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, Salamanca, Spain
Supervisors: Susana Maria Cardoso, Olívia Pereira

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
Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães
Supervisors: Rui Alberto, Hélder Jesus Ferreira, João Eduardo Ribeiro

Ângela Leonor Castanheira Liberal

LentilMeat: Sustainable exploitation of lentils as a plant-derived meat analogue, with improved protein and iron availability
Ciência e Tecnologia Químicas, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Lillian Barros, Ana Maria Vívar-Quintana, Ângela Fernandes, Ana Maria Vívar-Quintana, Ângela Fernandes

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

Arthur Aparecido Janoni Lima

Soil organic carbon assessment using remote sensing data through deep learning techniques
Environmental Science and Technology, University of Corunã, Coruña, Spain
Supervisors: Antonio Paz Gonzalez, Tomás Figueiredo, Rui Pedro Lopes

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

Bianca Rodrigues de Albuquerque

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

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.
Biotecnologia Avançada, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo
Supervisors: Maria João Sousa, Maria del Carmen Seijo Coello

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

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 Henriques, Miguel Carneiro

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, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Rolando Dias, Mario Rui Costa

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

Claudete António André Bastos

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

Cláudio António Matusse

Risk assessment of mycotoxins in Mozambique and mitigation strategies
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, Universidade Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Francisco Javier González Ramos, Paula Rodrigues, Ana Paula, João Bila

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, Alice Pinto

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

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
Ingeniería de biossistemas, Universidad de Léon, Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto 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 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 Barros, Cristina Caleja, Miguel Ángel Prieto Laje

Emil Eduardovich Gimranov

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

Felipe Pacheco Spirlandelli

The role of landscape connectivity in the conservation of large mammals in the Iberian Peninsula
Programa de Doctorado en Investigación Forestal Avanzada, 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
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: Lillian Barros, Miguel Prieto

Filipe Hélder Cardoso Lema

Desenvolvimento de processos para melhorar a qualidade da castanha (Castanea sativa Miller) ao nível da pré- e pós-colheita
Ingeniería de biosistemas, Universidade de León, Léon
Supervisors: Elsa Ramalhosa, Paula Baptista, Cristina Maria Moniz Simões de Oliveira

Filipe João Martins Rodrigues

Filipe Manuel da Cunha Maia

Gilda Conceição Raposo Preto

Relevance and exploitation of spontaneous cover-crop in the management of olive anthracnose
Biosystems engineering, University of León (Spain), Léon
Supervisors: José Alberto 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

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

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, Margarida Arrobas, Manuel Antonio Vidal Bardán

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

Isabella 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 Feliciano

Isabella Fernanda Weber Cordova

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

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 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

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
Programa Doutoral em Biologia Molecular e Ambiental, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Supervisors: Albino Bento, Fernanda Cássio, Edmundo Sousa

João Pedro Jacob Ferreira

Epidemiological Situation of Lentiviruses of Small Ruminants in Portugal
Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real
Supervisors: Helder Quintas, Ana Claúdia Coelho, Delia María Lacasta Lozano

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

Josefa da Graça Fernandes Rangel

Angolan wild plants with high nutraceutical potential: sustainable prospection and ethnobotanical assessment.
Engenharia Agronómica, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa
Supervisors: Ângela 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
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

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
Investigación Agraria y Forestal, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
Supervisors: Marina Castro, María Rosa Mosquera-Losada

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
Doctorado en Investigación Agraria y Forestal, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
Supervisors: Marina Castro, María Rosa Mosquera-Losada

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
Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica, Porto
Supervisors: Márcio Carocho, Manuela Pintado, Ana Isabel Pereira

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, Maria Pilar Velez, José Alberto Cardoso Pereira

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

Liege Aguiar Pascoalino

Lien Imbrechts

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

Luís António Palmeira Fernandes

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

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 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.
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira/, Carla Susana Pereira

Maria Sabrina Souza

A multiscale numerical study of high-risk intracranial aneurysms
Mechanical Engineering, University of 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 Doutoral de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Marcio Carocho, Maria Manuela Pinto, Lillian Barros

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

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
Investigación Agraria y Florestal, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña
Supervisors: Marcos Lado Liñares, Felícia Fonseca, Antonio Paz González, Tomás Figueiredo

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

Mónica Gabriela dos Santos Honrado

Exploiting DNA-metabarcoding and metabolomics towards the authentication of Mediterranean honey
Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Minho, Ciência e Tecnologia Alimentar e Nutrição, Braga
Supervisors: Joana Amaral, Silvia Rocha, Maria Alice Pinto

Nuno Manuel Pires Ferreiro

Extra virgin olive oil shelf-life prediction based on an integrated approach from farm to fork
Ingeniría de Biossistemas, Universidad León, León, Spain
Supervisors: António Peres, Nuno Rodrigues

Paola Foti

Olive Oil By-products as A New Functional Food and Source of Nutritional Food Ingredients
Biotechnology, University of Catania, Catania
Supervisors: Vito de Pinto, Cinzia Caggia, Flora Valeria Romeo, Cinzia Randazzo, Altino Chupina, Pasuale Consoli

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: Lillian 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
Farmacia y Salud na Universidade de Salamanca, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Pablo García

Paulo Júlio Dimande

Gestão sustentável do solo em ambientes tropicar e mediterrâneo
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, 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
Engenharia Alimentar, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa
Supervisors: Nuno Rodrigues, Luiza Louro

Peltier Rossi Lino de Aguiar

Legumes in nitrogen and phosphorus management in sustainable agriculture
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais, 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
Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria –, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Espanha
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Joana Amaral, Miguel Ángel Prieto Lage

Rami Sami Arafah

Multicomponent chiral separation by preparative and simulated moving bec chromotography
Chemical and Biological Engineering, FEUP - Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Supervisors: Alírio Rodrigues, Luís Pais, 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 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: Lillian Barros, Ana M. Gonzalez-Paramás

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

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

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
Ingeniería de Biossistemas, Universidade de León (Espanha), León
Supervisors: Nuno Rodrigues, Paula Baptista

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

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 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

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

Tatiane Cristina Gonçalves de Oliveira

INNOV4FOOD: Converting agro-food bio-residues into powerful bioactive ingredients for functional ingredients development
Programa Doutoral em Ciências Farmacêutica, Universidade do Porto, Porto
Supervisors: Lillian Barros, Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, Eliana Pereira

Teresa José Lopes

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

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

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 Marques, Amilcar Duarte, José Alberto Pereira

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

Vanessa Marina Branco Paula

Food products conservation using propolis formulations: fílms and gel microcapsules
Ingeniería de Biosistemas, Universidade 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
Microbiologia e Genética Molecular, Universidade de Salamanca, Salamanca
Supervisors: Sérgio Alípio Domingues Deusdado, Álvaro Peix Geldart

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

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 Vilas Boas, Ana Cristina Freire, Nuno Vale

Yago Alonso Cipoli

Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution in Braganza: Causes, Inhalation Exposure and Toxicity
Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro
Supervisors: Célia dos Anjos Alves, Manuel Feliciano

Yara Xiluva Bulha Loforte

Development and modelling of functional cultures as biopreservatives of traditional cheeses
Engenharia Alimentar, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Supervisors: André Almeida , Úrsula Barron