Diana Araújo

Ph.D. Student


ReseracherID: T-4722-2017

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4376-6471

ResearchGate: Diana_Filipa_Araújo

Lab. 407 - Chemistry Department

Ph: +351 212 948 300, ext. 10947

Email: df.araujo@campus.fct.unl.pt


(2013) MSc in Biotechnology, FCT/UNL

(2011) Bachelor in Biochemistry, FCT/UNL


Research interests:

  • Biopolymers production and characterization
  • Bioreactor operation
  • Separation and purification processes
  • Studies of adhesive capacities of biopolymers mixtures
  • Rheological properties of the biopolymers
  • Biological properties of the biopolymers
  • Biopolymers applications in biomedical field


Relevant publications:

  • Araújo D, Alves VD, Marques AC, Fortunato E, Reis MAM, Freitas F. (2020) Low temperature dissolution of yeast Chitin-Glucan complex and characterization of the regenerated polymer. Bioengineering 7(1), 28. DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering7010028

  • Araújo, D., Alves, V. D., Campos, J., Coelhoso, I., Sevrin, C., Grandfils, C., … Reis, M. A. M. (2016). Assessment of the adhesive properties of the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 92, 383–389. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.07.035

  • Cruz, M. V., Araújo, D., Alves, V. D., Freitas, F., & Reis, M. A. M. (2016). Characterization of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate produced from olive oil deodorizer distillate. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 82, 243–248. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.10.043

  • Araújo, D., Freitas, F., Sevrin, C., Grandfils, C., & Reis, M. A. M. (2017). Co-production of chitin-glucan complex and xylitol by Komagataella pastoris using glucose and xylose mixtures as carbon source. Carbohydrate Polymers, 166, 24–30. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.088