Ph.D. Thesis - 2017


António Soure, PhD in Bioengineering, “Scalable Manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells for Cell Therapies and the Role of the Notch Signaling Pathway in the Human Hematopoietic Systems”, IST/UL (supervisors: Joaquim Cabral, Cláudia Lobato Silva), 2017.

Estela Alexandra Domingos Vicente, PhD in Environmental Sciences, “Chemical fingerprinting and toxicity of particulate matter from indoor sources”, Aveiro University (supervisors: Célia Alves, S. Marta Almeida, Teresa Pinheiro), 2017.

Filipa de Canaveira Roque Baker, PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences, “Unravelling genes, the Haa1-signalling pathway and cell envelope properties responsible for the remarkably high acetic acid tolerance of Zygosaccharomyces bailii, IST-UL (supervisor: Isabel Sá Correia) (waiting for PhD thesis defense)

Gonçalo Morais e Castro Rodrigues, PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences, “Defined and Scalable Systems for Neural Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”, IST/UL (supervisors: Joaquim Cabral, Margarida Diogo, David Schaffer), 2017.

Ivana Kostic, PhD in Bioengineering, “Stem Cell and Stem Cell-free Therapeutics Against Myocardial Infarction”, IST/UL (supervisors: Lino Ferreira, Joaquim Cabral, Jeffrey Karp), 2017.

Joana Rita Rodrigues Feliciano, PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences, “Towards the unveiling of the multifarious virulence mechanisms of the Burkholderia cepacia complex: exopolysaccharide biosynthesis, RNA chaperones, and development of an animal infection model”, IST/UL (supervisors: Jorge Leitão), 2017.

Marisa Andreia Viegas dos Santos, PhD in Bioengineering, “Mannosylerythritol lipids bioproduction by Moesziomyces antarcticus: Sequential stages approach”, IST/UL (supervisor: Frederico Ferreira), 2017.

Marta Costa, PhD in Bioengineering, “Engineering the microenvironment of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells (MSC) to tune their trophic activity”, IST/UL (supervisors: Frederico Ferreira, Cláudia Lobato Silva), 2017.

Rui Nuno Leitão Carvalho, PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences, “Design of Ionic liquid-based biomaterials for development of a new generation of biofuel cells”, IST/UL (supervisor: Luís Fonseca), 2017.

Sílvia Catarina Filipe Henriques, PhD in Biotechnology and Biosciences, “Towards the Improvement of Tolerance to Acetic Acid and Formic Acids in Yeast: Identification of Candidate Genes and Engineering of the Haa1 Transcription Factor”, IST/UL (supervisors: Isabel Sá-Correia), 2017.