Maria A.M. Reis

Team Leader/Full Professor


Research ID: D-8303-2013

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4000-1836

Research Gate: Maria_Reis7

Gab 509 - Chemistry Department

Ph: +351 212 948 357


Maria A. Reis obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering at IST-UTL in 1978, a PhD degree in Biochemical Engineering at FCT-NOVA in 1991 and Habilitation in Biochemical Engineering at FCT-NOVA in 2003. Became full Professor in Environmental/industrial Biotechnology at FCT-NOVA in 2012.

Academic Management Activities at FCT-NOVA

Participated in several management activities at FCT-NOVA:

  • President of the Pedagogical Committee of undergraduate course on Chemical Engineering
  • Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council at FCT-NOVA
  • Member of the Committee responsible for the creation and structuring of the Master Course on “Food and Safe Technology” and  integrated Master on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Member of group for the elaboration of ”Self Evaluation Report of UNL”, European University Association (EUA) - Institutional Evaluation
  • Vice-President of the FCT Scientific Council
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of PhD course “Sustainable Chemistry” and  “Chemical and Biochemical Engineering”
  • Coordinator of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering integrated Master course

Research accomplishments

Maria Reis is a Full Professor in Environmental Biotechnology  at FCT-NOVA. Main research interests have been in the area of Environmental/Industrial BioEngineering, with special focus on the development of sustainable bioprocesses for the removal of pollutants from water and wastewater streams and for the exploitation of industrial wastes for the production of biopolymers and bulk chemicals.

Within this research area, published more than 200 papers in scientific journals with peer review. She is the co-author of 18 Book Chapters. Presented more than 200 oral presentations in International conferences. Is co-author of 4 National patents and 6 International patents. Coordinated 20 national and international projects (team leader), out of which 12 European Projects and 6 were co-funded by industrial companies, and participated as team member in 22 research projects. Co-supervised 20 PhD students and is currently co-supervisor of 11PhD students. Her scientific work has been distinguished with several awards and she was the winner of the Solvay & Hovione Ideas Challenge SHIC’08 Prize- Solvay prize in 2008. Nominated and Elected to the Portuguese Academy of Engineering in 2009 and Elected as IWA Fellow, September 2010. She is Editor of the Water Research (Elsevier).

Relevant publications


  • João G. Crespo e Maria A. Reis. “Treatment of Aqueous Media Containing Electrically Charged Compounds”. Patent PCT EP246778B1 and WO 01/040118. 10/9/2003
  • Maria A. Reis, Rui Oliveira, Filomena Freitas, Vítor D. Alves, Joana Pais, Cristina Oliveira.”Galactose-rich polymer, process for the production of the polymer and its applications”. PCT nº PT 2008/000015, April 2008. International Publication Number WO 2008/127134 B1.
  • Maria Reis, Rui Oliveira, Filomena Freitas, Bárbara Chagas, Luísa Cruz “Process for the co-production of chitin, its derivatives and polymers containing glucose, mannose and/or galactose, by the fermentation of the yeast Pichia pastoris”. July 2009. International Publication Number WO 2010/013174 A2.
  • Maria A. Reis, Rui Oliveira, Filomena Freitas, Vitor D. Alves. “Fucose-containing bacterial biopolymer”. December 2010. US Provisional Patent Application Serial Number 61/286,687.
  • Simon O. Bengtsson, Alan G. Werker, Paulo A. C. Lemos, Maria A. M. Reis. “Process for Maximizing PHA Production in Glycogen Accumulating Organisms”. PCT/IB2010000281.
  • Freitas F, Cruz F, Reis MAM, Farinha I (2015) Chitin-glucan complex, its preparation and uses - International Patent WO2015177622 

Book Chapters

  • Velizarov S, Oehmen A, Reis MA, Crespo JG. (2015) Electro-membrane Processes for the Removal of Trace Toxic Metal Ions from Water, In: Membrane Technologies for the Removal of Arsenic, Uranium and Fluoride from Water. A. Figoli, J. Hoinkis and Jochen Bundschuh (Eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, July 2015. ISBN 9781138027206. 
  • Coelhoso IM, Freitas F, Alves VD, Reis MAM (2015) Biodegradable Membrane. In: Encyclopedia of Membranes. Editors: Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pages 1-2 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40872-4_51-2)
  • Coelhoso IM, Freitas F, Alves VD, Reis MAM (2015) Biodegradable Organic Matter. In: Encyclopedia of Membranes. Editors: Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pages 1-2 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40872-4_52-1)
  • Coelhoso IM, Freitas F, Alves VD, Reis MAM (2015) Biodegradation. In: Encyclopedia of Membranes. Editors: Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pages 1-3 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40872-4_783-1)
  • Freitas F, Roca C, Reis MAM (2015) Fungi as sources of polysaccharides for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. In: Handbook of Polymers for Pharmaceutical Technologies, Volume 3, Biodegradable Polymers. Editors: Vijay Kumar and Manju K. Thakur, Wiley-SCRIVENER, US, pages 61-104 (ISBN: 978-1-119-04142-9)
  • Freitas F*, Alves VD, Reis MAM (2014) Bacterial Polysaccharides: Production and Cosmetic Applications. In: Polysaccharides - Bioactivity and Biotechnology. Part III. Bioactive Polysaccharides. Editors: Jean-Michel Merillon and Kishan G. Ramawat, Springer-Verlag GmbH, Germany, pages 1-24 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-03751-6_63-1) (ISBN 978-3-319-03751-6)
  • Freitas F, Alves VD, Coelhoso I, Reis MAM (2013) Production and food applications of microbial biopolymers. In: Engineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology. Part I: Use of biotechnology in the development of food processes and products. Editors: José A. Teixeira and António A. Vicente, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, US (ISBN 9781439895450)
  • Kourmentza CC, Freitas F, Alves VD, Reis MAM (2017) Microbial conversion of waste and surplus materials into high added-value products: The case of biosurfactants. In: Microbial Applications Vol.1, Bioremediation and Bioenergy, Chapter: 2, Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG, Editors: V. C. Kalia, Prasun Kumar (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-52666-9_2)



Peer Review papers

  • Carvalho, G., Lemos, P. C., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2007). Denitrifying phosphorus removal : Linking the process performance with the microbial community structure, 41, 4383–4396. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.06.065

  • Oehmen, A., Lemos, P. C., Carvalho, G., Yuan, Z., Keller, J., Blackall, L. L., & Reis, M. A. M. (2007). Advances in enhanced biological phosphorus removal: From micro to macro scale. Water Research, 41(11), 2271–2300. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.030

  • Dias, J. M. L., Oehmen, A., Serafim, L. S., Lemos, P. C., Reis, M. A. M., & Oliveira, R. (2008). Metabolic modelling of polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymers production by mixed microbial cultures. BMC Systems Biology, 2, 1–21. doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-2-59

  • Oehmen, A., Lopez-Vazquez, C. M., Carvalho, G., Reis, M. A. M., & van Loosdrecht, M. C. M. (2010). Modelling the population dynamics and metabolic diversity of organisms relevant in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic enhanced biological phosphorus removal processes. Water Research, 44(15), 4473–4486. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.017

  • Carvalho, G., Marques, R., Lopes, A. R., Faria, C., Noronha, J. P., & Oehmen, A. (2010). Biological treatment of propanil and 3 , 4-dichloroaniline : Kinetic and microbiological characterisation. Water Research, 44(17), 4980–4991. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.08.006

  • Oehmen, A., Carvalho, G., Lopez-Vazquez, C. M., van Loosdrecht, M. C. M., & Reis, M. A. M. (2010). Incorporating microbial ecology into the metabolic modelling of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms. Water Research, 44(17), 4992–5004. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.071

  • Oehmen, A., Valerio, R., Llanos, J., Fradinho, J., Serra, S., Reis, M. A. M., … Velizarov, S. (2011). Arsenic removal from drinking water through a hybrid ion exchange membrane - Coagulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 83(1), 137–143. doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.09.027

  • Salgado, R., Marques, R., Noronha, J. P., Mexia, J. T., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2011). Assessing the diurnal variability of pharmaceutical and personal care products in a full-scale activated sludge plant. Environmental Pollution 159, 10: 2359-2367, 159(10), 2359–2367. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.07.004

  • Salgado, R., Marques, R., Noronha, J. P., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2012). Assessing the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in a full-scale activated sludge plant. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 19(5), 1818–1827. doi: 10.1007/s11356-011-0693-z

  • Galinha, C. F., Carvalho, G., Portugal, C. A. M., Guglielmi, G., Reis, M. A. M., & Crespo, J. G. (2012). Multivariate statistically-based modelling of a membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment using 2D fluorescence monitoring data. Water Research, 46(11), 3623–3636. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.04.010

  • Silva, A. F., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., Lousada-Ferreira, M., Van Nieuwenhuijzen, A., Reis, M. A. M., & Crespo, M. T. B. (2012). Microbial population analysis of nutrient removal-related organisms in membrane bioreactors. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 93(5), 2171–2180. doi: 10.1007/s00253-011-3499-5

  • Albuquerque, M. G. E., Carvalho, G., Kragelund, C., Silva, A. F., Barreto Crespo, M. T., Reis, M. A. M., & Nielsen, P. H. (2013). Link between microbial composition and carbon substrate-uptake preferences in a PHA-storing community. The ISME Journal, 7(1), 1–12. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.74

  • Almeida, B., Oehmen, A., Marques, R., Brito, D., Carvalho, G., & Barreto Crespo, M. T. (2013). Modelling the biodegradation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by activated sludge and a pure culture. Bioresource Technology, 133, 31–37. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.035

  • Carvalho, M., Roca, C. , Reis, M.A.M. Carob pod water extracts as feedstock for succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes 130Z.  Bioresource Technology Volume 170, Pages 491-498, 2014.

  • Freitas, F.  , Alves, V.D. Gouveia, A.R., Pinheiro, C. Torres, C.A.V., Grandfils, C., Reis, M.A.M.  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, Volume 172, Issue 2, Pages 641-657, 2014

  • Oehmen, A. , Vergel, D., Fradinho, J., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G., Velizarov, S. Mercury removal from water streams through the ion exchange membrane bioreactor concept,Journal of Hazardous Materials. Vol. 264, 15, 65-70,2014
  • Carvalho, M., Matos, M., Roca, C. , Reis, M.A.M.   Succinic acid production from glycerol by Actinobacillus succinogenes using dimethylsulfoxide as electron acceptor  New Biotechnology, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 133-139, 2014.
  • Fradinho, J.C., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M.. Photosynthetic mixed culture polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from individual and mixed volatile fatty acids (VFAs): Substrate preferences and co-substrate uptake. Journal of Biotechnolgy, Vol. 185, Pages 19-27,2014.
  • CARVALHEIRA M, OEHMEN A, CARVALHO G, REIS MAM. The effect of substrate competition on the metabolism of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs). Water Research 64: 149-159,2014. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.07.004.
  • LANHAM AB, OEHMEN A, SAUNDERS AM, CARVALHO G, NIELSEN PH, REIS MAM.  Metabolic modelling of full-scale enhanced biological phosphorus removal sludge. Water Research 66: 283-295,2014. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.08.036
  • CARVALHEIRA M, OEHMEN A, CARVALHO G, EUSEBIO M, REIS MAM. The impact of aeration on the competition between polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms. Water Research 66: 296-307, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.08.033.
  • CARVALHEIRA M, OEHMEN A, CARVALHO G, REIS MAM. Survival strategies of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms under conditions of low organic loading. Bioresource Technology 172: 290-296, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.059.
  • Carvalheira, M., Oehmen, A. , Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M. 2014. The effect of substrate competition on the metabolism of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs). Water Research, Volume 64, 1, 149-159,2014.
  • Castro-Mayorga, J.L.a, Martínez-Abad, A.a, Fabra, M.J.a, Olivera, C.b, Reis, M.b, Lagarón, J.M. Stabilization of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles by a polyhydroxyalkanoate obtained from mixed bacterial culture. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 71, pp. 103-110, 2014.
  • ROCA C, ALVES VD, FREITAS F., REIS MAM. Exopolysaccharides enriched in rare sugars: bacterial sources, production and applications. Front Microbiol 6:288, 2014. (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00288)
  • CRUZ MV, SARRAGUÇA MC, FREITAS F, LOPES JA, REIS MAM. Online monitoring of P(3HB) produced from used cooking oil with near-infrared spectroscopy. Jounal of Biotechnol 194, 1-9,2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.11.022)
  • DHADGE VL, MORGADO PI, FREITAS F, REIS MA, AZEVEDO A, AIRES-BARROS R, ROQUE ACA. An extracellular polymer at the interface of magnetic bioseparations. J Royal Soc -  Interface 11, 2014.(doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0743)
  • MORAIS C, FREITAS F, CRUZ MV, PAIVA A, DIONÍSIO M, REIS MAM. Conversion of fat-containing waste from the margarine manufacturing process into bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates. Int J Biol Macromol 71, 68–73, 2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.044)
  • TORRES CAV, MARQUES R, FERREIRA AR, ANTUNES S, FREITAS F*, GRANDFILS C, REIS MAM. Impact of glycerol and nitrogen concentration on Enterobacter A47 growth and exopolysaccharide production. Int J Biol Macromol 71, 81-86, 2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.012)
  • FERREIRA ARV, TORRES CAV, FREITAS F, REIS MAM, ALVES VD, COELHOSO IM  Biodegradable films produced from the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. Int J Biol Macromol 71, 111-116, 2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.022)
  • MARTINO L, CRUZ MV, SCOMA A, FREITAS F, BERTIN L, SCANDOLA M, REIS MAM. Recovery of amorphous polyhydroxybutyrate granules from Cupriavidus necator cells grown on used cooking oil. Int J Biol Macromol 71, 117-123, 2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.04.016)
  • CHAGAS B, FARINHA I, GALINHA CF, FREITAS F, REIS MAM. Chitin–glucan complex production by Komagataella (Pichia) pastoris: impact of cultivation pH and temperature on polymer content and composition. New Biotechnol 31(5), 468-474, 2014. (doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2014.06.005)
  • DINIZ MS, SALGADO R, PEREIRA VJ, CARVALHO G, OEHMEN A, REIS MAM, NORONHA JP. Ecotoxicity of ketoprofen, diclofenac, atenolol and their photolysis byproducts in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Science of the Total Environment 505: 282-289, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.103.
  • MESQUITA DP, AMARAL AL, LEAL C, OEHMEN A, REIS MAM, FERREIRA EC.  Polyhydroxyalkanoate granules quantification in mixed microbial cultures using image analysis: Sudan Black B versus Nile Blue A staining. Analytica Chimica Acta 865: 8-15, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.01.018.
  • MARQUES R, OEHMEN A, CARVALHO G, REIS MAM. Modelling the biodegradation kinetics of the herbicide propanil and its metabolite 3,4-dichloroaniline. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22: 6687-6695, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-3870-z
  • ANTUNES, S., FREITAS, F., ALVES, V.D., GRANDFILS, C., REIS, M.A.M.  Conversion of cheese whey into a fucose- and glucuronic acid-rich extracellular polysaccharide by Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology, 210, pp. 1-7, 2015.
  • CRISTIANA A.V. TORRESA, ANA R.V. FERREIRA, FILOMENA FREITAS, MARIA A.M. REIS, ISABEL COELHOSO, VÍTOR D. ALVES. Rheological studies of the fucose-rich exopolysaccharide FucoPol.International Journal of Biological Macromolecules , 79, pp. 611-617, 2015.
  • FARINHA, I., DUARTE, P., PIMENTEL, A., (...), FORTUNATO, E., REIS, M.A.M.  Chitin-glucan complex production by Komagataella pastoris: Downstream optimization and product characterization. Carbohydrate Polymers,130, pp. 455-464, 2015.
  • Fava, F., Totaro, G., Diels, L., Reis, M., Duarte, J., Carioca, O.B., Poggi-Varaldo, H.M., Ferreira, B.S.. Biowaste biorefinery in Europe: opportunities and research & development needs . New Biotechnology 32 (1), pp. 100-108, 2015.
  • ROCA, C., ALVES, V.D., FREITAS, F., REIS, M.A.M. Exopolysaccharides enriched in rare sugars: Bacterial sources, production, and applications. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6 (APR), 288, 2015.
  • CRUZ, M.V., SARRAGUÇA, M.C., FREITAS, F., LOPES, J.A., REIS, M.A.M. Online monitoring of P(3HB) produced from used cooking oil with near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Biotechnology,194, pp. 1-9, 2015
  • MARTÍNEZ-ABAD, L. CABEDO, C. S. S. OLIVEIRA, L. HILLIOU, M. REIS AND J. M. LAGARÓN Characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate blends incorporating unpurified biosustainably produced poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol.133, 2016.
  • HILLIOU, L., MACHADO, D., OLIVEIRA, C.S.S., (...), VILLANO, M., MAJONE, M. REIS, MAM. Impact of fermentation residues on the thermal, structural, and rheological properties of polyhydroxy(butyrate-co-valerate) produced from cheese whey and olive oil mill wastewater, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 128, 269-277, 2016.
  • Cruz, M.V., Freitas, F., Paiva, A., (...), Ramos, A.M., Reis, M.A.M.. Valorization of fatty acids-containing wastes and byproducts into short- and medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates, New Biotechnology,33 (1), pp. 206-215, 2016.
  • PAIS, J., SERAFIM, L.S., FREITAS, F., REIS, M.A.M.Conversion of cheese whey into poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by Haloferax mediterranei. New Biotechnology, 33 (1), 224-230, 2016.
  • MARTÍNEZ-SANZ, M., LOPEZ-RUBIO, A., VILLANO, M., (...), REIS, M., LAGARON, J.M. Production of bacterial nanobiocomposites of polyhydroxyalkanoates derived from waste and bacterial nanocellulose by the electrospinning enabling melt compounding method. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 133 (2), 42633, 2016.
  • COLOMBO BIANCA , PEPÈ SCIARRIA TOMMY  , REIS MARIA  , SCAGLIA BARBARA  , ADANI FABRIZIO . Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production from fermented cheese whey by using a mixed microbial culture. Bioresource Tecnhology, 218 (2016) 692–699, 2016
  • SILVA AF, ANTUNES S, SAUNDERS A, FREITAS F, VIEIRA A, CRESPO MTB, CARVALHO G (2016) Impact of sludge retention time on the fine composition of the microbial community and extracellular polymeric substances in a membrane bioreactor. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 100, 8507-8521 (doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7617-2)
  • ARAÚJO D, ALVES VD, CAMPOS J, COELHOSO I, SEVRIN C, GRANDFILS C, FREITAS F, REIS MAM (2016) Assessment of the adhesive properties of the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. Int J Biol Macromol 92, 383-9 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.07.035)
  • FERREIRA ARV, TORRES CAV, FREITAS F, SEVRIN C, GRANDFILS C, REIS MAM, ALVES VD (2016) Development and characterization of bilayer films of FucoPol and chitosan. Carbohydr Pol 147, 8-15 (doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.03.089)
  • ROCA C, LEHMANN M, BAPTISTA S, TORRES CAV, GAUDÊNCIO SP, FREITAS F, REIS MAM (2016) Exopolysaccharide production by a marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain isolated from Madeira Archipelago ocean sediments. New Biotechnol 33(4), 460-466 (doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.02.005)
  • ALVES VD, TORRES CAV, FREITAS F* (2016) Bacterial polymers as materials for the development of micro/nanoparticles. Int J Polymeric Mat Polymeric Biomat 65(5), 211–224 (doi: 10.1080/00914037.2015.1103239)
  • CRUZ MV, ARAÚJO D, ALVES VD, FREITAS F*, REIS MAM (2016) Characterization of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate produced from olive oil deodorizer distillate. Int J Biol Macromol 82:243-8 (doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.10.043)
  • PAIS J, SERAFIM LS, FREITAS F*, REIS MAM (2016) Conversion of cheese whey into poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by Haloferax mediterranei. New Biotechnol 33(1), 224–230 (doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.06.001)
  • CRUZ MV, FREITAS F*, PAIVA A, MANO F, DIONÍSIO M, RAMOS AM, REIS MAM (2016) Valorisation of fatty acids-containing wastes and byproducts into short- and medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates. New biotechnol 33(1), 206–215 (doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.05.005)
  • ARAÚJO D, FREITAS F, SEVRIN C, GRANDFILS C, REIS MAM (2017) Co-production of chitin-glucan complex and xylitol by Komagataella pastoris using glucose and xylose mixtures as carbon source. Carbohydr Pol 166, 24–30 (doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.088)
  • MARQUES R, VON STOSCH M, TORRES CAV, ANTUNES S, FREITAS F, REIS MAM, OLIVEIRA R (2017) Hybrid modeling of microbial exopolysaccharides (EPS) production: the case of Enterobacter A47. J Biotechnol 246, 61-70 (doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.01.017)
  • ANTUNES S, FREITAS F, SEVRIN C, GRANDFILS C, REIS MAM (2017) Production of FucoPol by Enterobacter A47 using waste tomato paste by-product as sole carbon source. Biores Technol 227, 66–73 (doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.12.018)
  • FARINHA I, FREITAS F, REIS MAM (2017) Implementation of a repeated fed-batch process for the production of chitin-glucan complex by Komagataella pastoris. New Biotechnol 37, 123–128 (doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.06.1460)
  • CATARINA S.S. OLIVEIRA, ,  CARLOS E. SILVA,  GILDA CARVALHO, MARIA A. REIS (2017), Strategies for efficiently selecting PHA producing mixed microbial cultures using complex feedstocks: Feast and famine regime and uncoupled carbon and nitrogen availabilities. New Biotechnology, Volume 37, Part A, 2017, Pages 69–79, doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.10.008
  • XIAOFEI WANG, ADRIAN OEHMEN,  ELISABETE B. FREITAS, GILDA CARVALHO,  MARIA A.M. REIS (2017) .The link of feast-phase dissolved oxygen (DO) with substrate competition and microbial selection in PHA production. Water Research, 112,269–278, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.01.064
  • ANA R. GOUVEIA, ELISABETE B. FREITAS, CLÁUDIA F. GALINHA, GILDA CARVALHO, ANOUK F. DUQUE,MARIA A.M. REIS (2017). Dynamic change of pH in acidogenic fermentation of cheese whey towards polyhydroxyalkanoates production: Impact on performance and microbial population.New Biotechnology,  Volume 37, Part A, 25 July 2017, Pages 108–116 doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.07.001
  • 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
  • Rebocho AT, Pereira JR, Neves LA, Alves VD, Sevrin C, Grandfils C, Freitas F, Reis MAM (2020). Preparation and characterization of films based on a natural p(3hb)/mcl-pha blend obtained through the co-culture of cupriavidus necator and pseudomonas citronellolis in apple pulp waste. Bioengineering, 7(2), 34. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering7020034