Cristiana A. V. Torres

Researcher

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ResearcherID: D-7556-2013

Orcid iD: 0000-0003-3991-0573

ResearchGate: Cristiana_Torres

LinkedIn: cristiana-torres-6634578

 

Lab. 407 - Chemistry Department

Ph: +351 212 948 300, ext. 10947

Email: c.torres@fct.unl.pt

Education


(2012) Chemical and Biochemical Engineering PhD – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

(2007) Biotechnology Master – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

(2005) Biotechnological Engineering Degree – Universidade Lusófona

 

Research interests


  • Value adding of industrial residues,
  • Optimization of fermentative processes,
  • Microbial production of biopolymers,
  • Biopolymers characterization,
  • Study of biopolymers properties in aqueous solutions
  • Fine chemicals

 

Relevant publications

 

  • Meireles, I. T., Huertas, R. M., Torres, C. A. V., Coelhoso, I. M., & Crespo, J. G. (2018). Development and Caracterization of Hybrid Polysaccharide Membranes for Dehydration Processes. Carbohydrate Polymers, 191(January), 216–224. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.03.010

  • Freitas, F., Torres, C. A. V., & Reis, M. A. M. (2017). Engineering aspects of microbial exopolysaccharide production. Bioresource Technology, 245(PartB), 1674–1683. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.092
  • Lourenço, S. C., Torres, C. A. V., Nunes, D., Duarte, P., Freitas, F., Reis, M. A. M., … Alves, V. D. (2017). Using a bacterial fucose-rich polysaccharide as encapsulation material of bioactive compounds. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 104, 1099–1106. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.07.023
  • Marques, R., von Stosch, M., Portela, R. M. C., Torres, C. A. V., Antunes, S., Freitas, F., … Oliveira, R. (2017). Hybrid modeling of microbial exopolysaccharide (EPS) production: The case of Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology, 246, 61–70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.01.017
  • Alves, V. D., Torres, C. A. V., & Freitas, F. (2016). Bacterial polymers as materials for the development of micro/nanoparticles. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 65(5), 211–224. DOI: 10.1080/00914037.2015.1103239
  • Ferreira, A. R. V, Torres, C. A. V, Freitas, F., Sevrin, C., Grandfils, C., Reis, M. A. M., … Coelhoso, I. M. (2016). Development and characterization of bilayer films of FucoPol and chitosan. Carbohydrate Polymers, 147, 8–15. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.03.089
  • Roca, C., Lehmann, M., Torres, C. A. V., Baptista, S., Gaudêncio, S. P., Freitas, F., & Reis, M. A. M. (2016). Exopolysaccharide production by a marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain isolated from Madeira Archipelago ocean sediments. New Biotechnology, 33(4), 460–466. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.02.005
  • Torres, C. A. V., Ferreira, A. R. V., Freitas, F., Reis, M. A. M., Coelhoso, I., Sousa, I., & Alves, V. D. (2015). Rheological studies of the fucose-rich exopolysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 79, 611–617. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.05.029
  • Ferreira, A. R. V., Torres, C. A. V., Freitas, F., Reis, M. A. M., Alves, V. D., & Coelhoso, I. M. (2014). Biodegradable films produced from the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 71, 111–116. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.022
  • Freitas, F., Alves, V. D., Gouveia, A. R., Pinheiro, C., Torres, C. A. V., Grandfils, C., & Reis, M. A. M. (2014). Controlled production of exopolysaccharides from enterobacter A47 as a function of carbon source with demonstration of their film and emulsifying abilities. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172(2), 641–657. DOI: 10.1007/s12010-013-0560-0
  • Torres, C. A. V., Marques, R., Ferreira, A. R. V., Antunes, S., Grandfils, C., Freitas, F., & Reis, M. A. M. (2014). Impact of glycerol and nitrogen concentration on Enterobacter A47 growth and exopolysaccharide production. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 71, 81–86. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.012
  • Torres, C. A. V, Antunes, S., Ricardo, A. R., Grandfils, C., Alves, V. D., Freitas, F., & Reis, M. A. M. (2012). Study of the interactive effect of temperature and pH on exopolysaccharide production by Enterobacter A47 using multivariate statistical analysis. Bioresource Technology, 119, 148–156. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.106
  • Cruz, M., Freitas, F., Torres, C. A. V, Reis, M. A. M., & Alves, V. D. (2011). Influence of temperature on the rheological behavior of a new fucose-containing bacterial exopolysaccharide. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 48(4), 695–699. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2011.02.012
  • Freitas, F., Alves, V. D., Torres, C. A. V., Cruz, M., Sousa, I., Melo, M. J., … Reis, M. A. M. (2011). Fucose-containing exopolysaccharide produced by the newly isolated Enterobacter strain A47 DSM 23139. Carbohydrate Polymers, 83(1), 159–165. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.07.034
  • Albuquerque, M. G. E., Torres, C. A. V., & Reis, M. A. M. (2010). Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production by a mixed microbial culture using sugar molasses: Effect of the influent substrate concentration on culture selection. Water Research, 44(11), 3419–3433. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.03.021
  • Alves, V. D., Freitas, F., Torres, C. A. V., Cruz, M., Marques, R., Grandfils, C., … Reis, M. A. M. (2010). Rheological and morphological characterization of the culture broth during exopolysaccharide production by Enterobacter sp. Carbohydrate Polymers, 81(4), 758–764. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.03.048
  • Torres, C. A. V, Marques, R., Antunes, S., Alves, V. D., Sousa, I., Ramos, A. M., … Reis, M. A. M. (2010). Kinetics of production and characterization of the fucose-containing exopolysaccharide from Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology, 156(4), 261–267. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2011.06.024
  • Serafim, L. S., Lemos, P. C., Torres, C., Reis, M. A. M., & Ramos, A. M. (2008). The influence of process parameters on the characteristics of polyhydroxyalkanoates produced by mixed cultures. Macromolecular Bioscience, 8(4), 355–366. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.200700200
  • Albuquerque, M. G. E., Eiroa, M., Torres, C., Nunes, B. R., & Reis, M. A. M. (2007). Strategies for the development of a side stream process for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from sugar cane molasses. Journal of Biotechnology, 130(4), 411–421. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2007.05.011