Sara M. Badenes

Post-doctoral research fellow

Research Activities

The potential application of stem cells (both embryonic and adult) in regenerative medicine requires the production of large quantities of these cells. Then, there is a need to develop large-scale bioreaction systems for the ex-vivo expansion and controlled differentiation of stem cells. My research focuses on the design, operation and characterization of a stirred suspension bioreactor for the expansion and neural differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells on microcarriers.

Selected Publications

Moreira, F., Badenes, S.M., Cabral, J.M.S., "Biocatalytic transesterification of triglycerides and alcohols for the production of biodiesel using cutinase in organic media", Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 31, 246-254 (2013)

Badenes, S.M., Ferreira,F.C., Cabral, J.M.S., "Membrane bioreactors for biofuel production", in: Separation and Purification Technologies in Biorefineries, Ramaswamy, S., Huang, H., Ramarao, B., (eds.), John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Chicester, 377 - 404 (2013)

Badenes, S.M., Lemos, F., Cabral, J.M.S., "Kinetics and mechanism of the cutinase-catalyzed transesterification of oils in AOT reversed micellar system", Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 34, 1133-1142 (2011)

Badenes, S.M., Lemos, F., Cabral, J.M.S., "Performance of a cutinase membrane reactor for the production of biodiesel in organic media", Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108, 1279-1289 (2011)

Badenes, S.M., Lemos, F., Cabral, J.M.S., "Stability of cutinase, wild type and mutants, in AOT reversed micellar system-effect of mixture components of alkyl esters production", Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 86, 34-41 (2011)

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