Cristiana A. V. Torres

Researcher

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Research ID: D-7556-2013

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-3991-0573

Research Gate: Cristiana_Torres

 

Lab. 407 – Chemistry Department,

Ph: +351 212 948 300, ext. 10947

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

 

Relevant publications

 

  • Ana R.V. Ferreira, Cristiana A.V. Torres, Filomena Freitas, Maria A.M. Reis, Vítor D. Alves, Isabel M. Coelhoso (2014). Biodegradable films produced from the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 111-116.
  • Cristiana A. V. Torres, Rodolfo Marques, Ana R.V. Ferreira, Sílvia Antunes, Christian Grandfils, Filomena Freitas, Maria A.M. Reis (2014). Impact of glycerol and nitrogen concentration on Enterobacter A47 growth and exopolysaccharide production. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 81-86.
  • Filomena Freitas, Vítor D. Alves, Ana R. Gouveia, Cristiana Pinheiro, CristianaA.V. Torres, Christian Grandfils, Maria A.M. Reis. (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.
  • Cristiana A.V. Torres, Sílvia Antunes, Ana Rita Ricardo, Christian Grandfils, Vítor D. Alves, Filomena Freitas, Maria A.M. Reis (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.
  • Cristiana A. V. Torres, Rodolfo Marques, Silvia Antunes, Vítor D. Alves, Isabel M. Sousa, Ana Maria Ramos, Rui Oliveira, Filomena Freitas, Maria A. M. Reis (2011). Kinetic of production and characterization of the fucose-containing exopolysaccharide from Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology 156 (4), 261-267.
  • Madalena Cruz, Filomena Freitas, Cristiana A. V. Torres, Maria A. M. Reis, Vítor D. Alves (2011). Influence of temperature on the rheological behavior of a new fucose-containing bacterial exopolysaccharide. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 48 (4), 695 – 699
  • Filomena Freitas, Vítor D. Alves, Cristiana A.V. Torres, Madalena Cruz, Isabel Sousa, Maria J. Melo, Ana M. Ramos, Maria A. M. Reis. (2011) Fucose-containing exopolysaccharide produced by the newly isolated Enterobacter strain A47 DSM 23139. Carbohydrate Polymers, 83, 1, 159-165.
  • M.G.E. Albuquerque, C.A.V. Torres, M.A.M. Reis (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, 3419-34133.
  • Vítor D. Alves, Filomena Freitas, Cristiana A.V. Torres, Madalena Cruz, Rodolfo Marques, Christian Grandfils, Maria P. Gonçalves, Rui Oliveira, Maria A. M. Reis. (2010) Rheological and morphological characterization of the culture broth during exopolysaccharide production by Enterobacter sp. Carbohydrate Polymers, 81, 758-764.
  • L. S. Serafim, P. C. Lemos, C. Torres, M. A. M. Reis, A. M. Ramos (2008). The influence of process parameters on the characteristics of PHA produced by mixed cultures. Macromol. Biosci.8 (4) 355-366.
  • M.G.E. Albuquerque, M. Eiroa, C. Torres, B. R. Nunes, M. A. M. Reis (2007). Strategies for the development of a side stream process for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from sugar cane molasses. Journal of Biotechnology 130 (4) 11-42.