Bruno Marreiros



Researcher ID: G-3878-2017

Orcid ID: 0000-0001-7629-6934

Research Gate: Bruno_Marreiros

Office 612 | Lab. 610 - Chemistry Department

Ph: +351 212 948 385, ext. 10931


LinkedIn: bmarreiros


(2016) PhD in Biochemistry at ITQB/UNL

(2009) MSc in Biological Engineering at IST/UL

Research interests:

  • Valorisation of industrial by-products and wastes into value added-products.
  • Production of biopolymers (e.g. PHA)
  • Process optimisation and monitoring
  • Microbial Diversity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioenergetics


Relevant publications:

Marreiros BC*, Carvalheira M, Henriques C, Pequito D, Nguyen Y, Solstad RG, Eksteen JJ, Reis MAM, “Pilot-scale valorisation of salmon peptone into polyhydroxyalkanoates by mixed microbial cultures under conditions of high ammonia concentration”. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 11, 3, (2023).

Barros KS, Carvalheira M, Marreiros BC, Reis MAM, Crespo JG, Pérez-Herranz V, Velizarov S., “Donnan Dialysis for Recovering Ammonium from Fermentation Solutions Rich in Volatile Fatty Acids”. Membranes, 13(3):347, (2023).

Carvalho JM, Marreiros BC*, Reis MAM, “Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production by Mixed Microbial Culture under High Salinity”. Sustainability 14 (3), 1346, (2022).

Carvalheira M, Marreiros BC, Reis MAM, “Chapter 13 - Acids (VFAs) and bioplastic (PHA) recovery”, (Book Chapter). Clean Energy and Resource Recovery, Wastewater Treatment Plants as Biorefineries, 2, 245-254, (2022).

Silva JB, Pereira JR, Marreiros BC, Reis MAM, Freitas F, “Microbial production of medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates”. Process Biochemistry, 102, 393-407 (2021).

Marreiros BC, Sena FV, Sousa FM, A. Sofia F. Oliveira, Cláudio M. Soares, Batista AP, Pereira MM, “Structural and Functional insights into the catalytic mechanism of Type II NADH:quinone oxidoreductases family”. Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 42303, (2017).

Marreiros BC, Sena FV, Sousa FM, Batista AP, Pereira MM, “Type II NADH:quinone oxidoreductase family: Phylogenetic distribution, Structural diversity and Evolutionary divergences”. Environmental Microbiology, 18 (12), 4697-4709, (2016).

Marreiros BC, Calisto F, Castro PJ, Duarte AM, Sena FV, Silva AF, Sousa FM, Teixeira M, Refojo PN and Pereira MM, “Exploring membrane respiratory chains”. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Bioenergetics, 857 (8), 1039-1067, (2016).

Marreiros BC, Batista AP, Pereira MM, "Respiratory complex I from Escherichia coli does not transport Na + in the absence of its NuoL subunit" FEBS Letters, 588, 23, 4520-4525, (2014).

Marreiros BC, Batista AP, Duarte AMS, Pereira MM, “A missing link between complex I and group 4 membrane-bound [NiFe]-hydrogenases”. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics 1827 (2): 198-209, (2013).

Batista AP, Marreiros BC, Louro RO, Pereira MM, "Study of ion translocation by respiratory complex I. A new insight using (23)Na NMR spectroscopy” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1817(10):1810-6, (2012).