M.Sc. Thesis - 2015

 

Alexandre da Silva Pinheiro, MsC Environmental Engineering “Intercalibração de espectrofotómetros UV-Vis em monitorização de redes de drenagem”, IST/UL, (Supervisors: Helena M. Pinheiro; Filipa Ferreira, IST; Rita Salgado Brito, LNEC), June 2015.

Ana Cecilia García González, MSc in Technology, “Application of quantitative proteomic approaches for optimization of the ex-vivo expansion program of human mesenchymal stem cells”. (Supervisors: Juho Rousu, Aalto University; Isabel Sá-Correia), Dec 2015.

Ana Isabel Vila Santa Braga de Campos, MsC in Biotechnology, “Metabolic engineering strategies to improve yeast-based production of itaconic acid guided by in silico metabolic modelling”, (Supervisors: Nuno P. Mira; Susana Vinga, IDMEC), July 2015.

Ana Luísa Pecurto Cartaxo, MsC Biological Engineering, “Optimization of the size of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles as intracellular drug delivery devices”. (Supervisors: Nuno Neves, 3Bs/Cláudia Lobato da Silva), June 2015.

Ana Margarida Corrêa dos Santos Vaz Alves, MsC Biological Engineering, “Creation of an Antisense Plasmid to Permit Extracellular Release of Recombinant α-amylase in Transformed Escherichia coli Strains”. (Supervisors: Eli Keshavarz Moore, Imperial College London, UK/ Marília Mateus), Instituto Superior Técnico, October, 2015.

Ana Rita Mestre Rosa, MsC Biological Engineering, “Design and fabrication of 3D matrices for differentiation of embryonic stem cells”, (Supervisors: Maria Margarida Fonseca Rodrigues Diogo). October, 2015.

Ana Sofia da Costa Alves, MsC Biological Engineering, Desconstrução enzimática de biomassa celulósica residual. (Supervisors: Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes, Maria Teresa Ferreira Cesário Smolders), November 2015

Ana Teresa de Melo Machado Simões de Carvalho, MsC Biological Engineering, “Evaluation of Coflore technology for enzymatic carbohydrate oxidation”. (Supervisors: John Woodley, Technical University of Denmark, Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), June, 2015.

Ana Teresa de Sousa Valinhas, MsC Biological Engineering, Towards Standardized Vascular Assays for Mesenchymal Stem Cells. (Supervisors: Ivan Wall, Imperial College London, UK/Cláudia Lobato da Silva), September, 2015

André Filipe Duarte da Silva, MsC Biomedical Engineering, “Serum-free and Feeder-free Expansion of a patient-specific Fanconi Anemia Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (hiPSC) line corrected by gene editing”. (Supervisors: Maria Margarida Fonseca Rodrigues Diogo; Tiago Paulo Gonçalves Fernandes), November, 2015

Andreia Manuela Lourenço, MsC in Biotechnology, “Exploring the interference between Candida spp. and Lactobacilii to foster the development of non-conventional antifungal therapies” (Supervisor: Nuno P. Mira; ongoing)

Ângela Tomaz Francisco Neves, MsC Biotechnology, “Catalytic hydrogels”. (Supervisor: Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), November, 2015

Bernardo Galvão Neves Ramalho Caniço, MSc Microbiology, “A site-specific mutation (F114A) in the hydrophobic core of the bacterial protein azurin significantly impairs its anticancer activity”. (Supervisors: Nuno Bernardes; Arsénio M. Fialho), November, 2015.

Catarina R. Cancela, “Optimização de Condições de Pasteurização na Indústria de Derivados de Tomate”. (Supervisors: M. Manuela R. da Fonseca, Ana C. da Rosa Martinho – Sumol-Compal), 2015.

Carolina de Carvalho Nunes, MsC in Biological Engineering, “Towards the identification of biomarker-genes for the diagnosis of invasive candidemia caused by Candida glabrata” (Supervisors: Nuno P. Mira; Sara C. Madeira, INESC)

Catarina Sanches Leitão, MSc. Biological Engineering, “Online monitoring and use of software sensors for the operational control of a small size WWTP”, IST/UL (Supervisors: Helena M. Pinheiro; Carla I. C. Pinheiro), November, 2015.

Cátia Sofia dos Santos Pacífico, MSc. Biotechnology, Characterization of the mechanisms of adaptation of Mycobacterium to organic solvents. (Supervisors: Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho; Pedro Fernandes), November, 2015

Diana A. S. da Silva Fernandes, “Assessment of a Pulsed Field based Treatment for Marine Microalgae Cell Disruption”. (Supervisors: M. Manuela R. da Fonseca; Gerard’t Lam - University of Wageningen), 2015.

Diana Margarida de Almeida Arteiro, MsC Biomedical Technologies, Testing short LNA-modified oligonucleotides for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gene therapy, (Supervisor: Maria Margarida Fonseca Rodrigues Diogo), November, 2015.

Diogo Alexandre Santos Silva, MsC Biological Engineering, “Pretreatment of hemp fibers to enhance enzymatic accessibility for hemp fibers”. (Supervisors: Anne Strunge Meyer, Technical University of Denmark; Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), October, 2015.

Eduardo João Silva Brás, MsC Biological Engineering, “Development of microfluidic reactors for continuous production of extracellular metabolites”. (Supervisors; João Pedro Estrela Rodrigues Conde, Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), October, 2015.

Elsa Catarina Policarpo Requeixa, MSc. Biological Engineering, Development of the fermentation process for the production of 2,3-butanediol as a precursor of a biofuel. (Supervisors: Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho; Tino Schlepütz, RWTH Aachen University), November, 2015.

Francisco Miguel Marujo Pinheiro, MsC Biomedical Engineering, “Evaluation of the cardiac regenerative potential of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from different human sources”. (Supervisor: Cláudia Lobato da Silva), Oct/November, 2015

Gonçalo Figueiredo de Lacerda Forjaz, MsC Biological Engineering, “Towards the continuous production of bacterial metabolites in microfluidic environment”. (Supervisors; João Pedro Estrela Rodrigues Conde; Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), June, 2015.

Inês Sampaio dos Reis Almeida, MsC Biological Engineering, “Hydrogen-to-carbon ratio versus char yield in biomass slow pyrolysis”. (Supervisors: Frederik Ronsse, University of Gent; Pedro Carlos de Barros Fernandes), November, 2015.

Joana Carolina de Almeida Pinho, MsC Biomedical Engineering, “Role of Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid (TUDCA) during Expansion and Neural Commitment of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSC) under chemically-defined conditions”. (Supervisors: Maria Margarida Fonseca Rodrigues Diogo; Tiago Paulo Gonçalves Fernandes), November, 2015.

Joana Filipa Salgado Soares dos Santos, MsC Biological Engineering, “Haematopoietic differentiation of normal and PU.1 mutated murine embryonic stem cells using hydrogel encapsulation in a HARV bioreactor”. (Supervisors: Athanasios Mantalaris, Imperial College London, UK/Cláudia Lobato da Silva), July, 2015.

Joana Granito Bicudo, MSc in Biological Engineering, “Novel downstream processes for the purification of monoclonal antibodies based on aqueous two phase partitioning and hydrophobic interaction chromatography”, Instituto Superior Técnico, 2015 (Supervisor: Ana Margarida Azevedo).

João Pedro Lúcio dos Santos, MsC in Microbiology, “Exploring genetic and metabolic engineering to improve yeast-based production of itaconic acid (ongoing)

João Pedro de Matos Biscaia de Campos, MSc. Biological Engineering, “Avaliação da Utilização da Capacidade Instalada nas Estações de Tratamento do Grupo AdP”, IST/UL (Supervisors: Helena M. Pinheiro; Joana Pinto Coelho, AdP Serviços), June, 2015.

Júlia Pereira Nunes, MsC Biomedical Engineering, “In vitro reconstitution of Drosophila fertilization for time-lapse imaging”. (Supervisors: Ivo Telley, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência/Cláudia Lobato da Silva), Oct/Nov 2015

Laura Raquel Guilherme Luzia, MSc in Microbiology, "Functional analysis and evolution of Zygosaccharomyces bailii transcription factor Haa1, involved in acetic acid tolerance", (Supervisors: Isabel Sá-Correia, Margarida Palma), November 2015


Mafalda Banazol de Santa Rita Cavalheiro, MSc in Biotechnology, “Unveiling the mechanisms of evolution towards fluconazole resistance of a Candida glabrata clinical isolate”, (Supervisors: Miguel Cacho Teixeria and Isabel Marcos Miranda, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto) Oct 2015.


Mafalda Costa Artur Freixiela Dias, “Flat splitting using lipases”. Supervisors: M. Ângela Taipa, John M Woodley), June, 2015.


Margarida Correia Teles de Malafaia Novais, MSc in Biological Engineering “Development of new strategies for the purification of Burkholderia cenocepacia outer membrane vesicles”, IST, 2015 (Supervisors: Dalila Mil-Homens; Ana Margarida Azevedo)

Mariana Duarte da Pina, “Desenvolvimento de processos de adsorção molecular para remoção de impurezas genotóxicas de ingredientes farmacêuticos activos”. (Supervisor: Frederico Castelo Alves Ferreira), January, 2015.

Marta Salomé Vieira Teles, MSc. Biological Engineering, "Produção de carotenoides e biodiesel a partir da levedura Rhodosporidium toruloides – otimização do processo de extração", IST/UL (Supervisors: Helena M. Pinheiro; Paula C. L. V. Passarinho, LNEG), June, 2015.

Pedro Gonçalo de Almeida Pata, MSc. Mechanical Engineering, Fundamentos e Aplicações da Metodologia de Ensaios Não Destrutivos com Células Bacterianas. (Supervisors: Telmo J.G. Santos, FCT-UNL; Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho), FCT-UNL, November, 2015.

Pedro Miguel Fernandes Dias, MSc. Biotechnology, Hydrogen production by Clostridium butyricum: improving production yields and assessing changes in the cell lipid profile during adaptation to furans and gallic acid. (Supervisors: Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho; Patrícia M. B. Madeira da Silva Moura, LNEG). November, 2015.

Rita Abrunhosa Soares, MsC Biomedical Engineering, Role of a bile acid in improving survival and function of neural stem cells in vivo, (Supervisors: Maria Margarida Fonseca Rodrigues Diogo), November, 2015

Rui Filipe Ramos Santos, MSc in Microbiology, Role and regulation of multidrug transporters in Candida glabrata virulence and antifungal drug resistance, (Supervisor: Miguel Cacho Teixeira) May 2015.

Samuel Mendes Leitão, MsC Bioengineering and Nanosystems, Design and Construction of a Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope (Supervisors: Carla C.C.R. de Carvalho; Georg Fantner, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), November, 2015.

Sara Barbosa Salazar, MsC in Biotechnology, “Genomic analysis of a Candida glabrata clinical isolate resistant to antifungals unveils novel features of drug resistance in this pathogenic yeast”, (Supervisor: Nuno P. Mira), June, 2015.

Sara Ferreira Martins Gomes, MsC Biotechnology, “Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal cells into Myogenic Cells for Urethral Sphincter Muscle Engineering”. (Supervisors: Cláudia Lobato da Silva/Joaquim M. S. Cabral), Oct/Nov 2015

Sónia Marisa Dinis Alves, MSc Biotechnology, Instituto Superior Técnico, 2014-2015 (co-supervisiors: Miguel Torres Fevereiro (INIAV), Ana Margarida Azevedo)


Tiago Ornelas Pedreira, Msc in Microbiology, “A genomic analysis in the non-coding genome of a Candida glabrata clinical isolate resistant to antifungals”. (Supervisors: Nuno P. Mira; Sara C. Madeira, INESC).