Maria Manuela Regalo da Fonseca

Professora Associada


Research Activities


Design and operation of Bioreactors; applied Biocatalysis, including biotransformations in organic media; process integration; xenobiotic degradation; bioremediation; upgrade of industrial and agro- by-products by fermentation; polyhydroxyalkanoates homo- and co-polymers; extraction and recovery of intracellular lipophilic products.

Selected Publications


C.C.C.R. de Carvalho and M.M.R. da Fonseca (2005), Degradation of hydrocarbons and alcohols at different temperatures and salinities by Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14", FEMS Microbiol Ecology 51, 389-399

C.C.C.R. de Carvalho, Vanessa Fatal, Sebastião S. Alves, M.M.R. da Fonseca "Adaptation of Rhodococcus erythropolis cells to high concentrations of toluene", (2007), Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol 76, 1423-1430

P. Pires-Cabral, M. M. R. da Fonseca, S. Ferreira-Dias (2009), "Synthesis of Ethyl butyrate in organic media catalyzed by Candida rugosa lipase immobilized in polyurethane foams: A kinetic study", Biochem. Eng. J. 43, 327-332

J. M. B. T. Cavalheiro, M. C. M. D. de Almeida, C. Grandfils and M. M. R. da Fonseca (2009), "Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) Production by Cupriavidus necator Using Waste Glycerol", Process Biochem. 44, 509-515.

T. Cesário, R.S. Raposo, M.C.D. de Almeida, F. van Keulen, B.S. Ferreira, M.M.R da Fonseca (2013) “Enhanced bioproduction of poly-3- hydroxybutyrate from wheat straw lignocellulosic hydrolysates”, New Biotechnol 31, 104-113.

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