TEAM

Ana  Rita C. Duarte

Ana Rita C. Duarte

Principal Investigator

Ana Rita C. Duarte was born in Lisbon in 1978. Currently Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department from Faculdade de Ciências  Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She was previsously Research Assistant at the 3B’s research group at Universidade do Minho, where she worked for 10 years.

Alexandre  Paiva

Alexandre Paiva

Assistant researcher

Alexandre Paiva was born in Lisbon in 1978. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL) in 2001 and completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering − Thermodynamics and Biocatalysis from the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, 2008. In that year, he returned to FCT-UNL as a Postdoc researcher at REQUIMTE within the project “Biodiesel production from green sources using supercritical technology”.

Ana  Matias

Ana Matias

Post-doctoral researcher

Ana Matias is Auxiliary Researcher at IBET (iFCT 2014) and she has expertise in separation/fractionation green processes to isolate bioactive compounds from natural sources for the development of improved natural bio-products with health-promoting properties. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering (field of Food Technology, 2008), co-funded by an agrifood industrial partner, involving the development of functional bio-products recovered from olive oil by-products and wastes.

Ana  Roda

Ana Roda

Research fellow

Ana Roda is a research fellow at iBET, in the Nutraceuticals & Bioactive Process Technology group of the Food & Heath division. She graduated in biochemistry and holds an MSc in Biochemistry for Health (2016). Her master dissertation focused on nanotechnology where she acquired competences in formulation, characterization, optimization and scale-up of bioactive smart and targeted delivery systems of nano/micro scale, applying chemical and supercritical fluid technology.

Carolina  Pereira

Carolina Pereira

Research fellow

Carolina Pereira is a Research Fellow at iBET and she has expertise in manipulating human and mouse cell lines in monolayers, 3D culture, Transwell® inserts and suspension models in order to assess the properties of bioactives. Moreover she has knowledge in laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry; RT-qPCR; optical, fluorescence and confocal microscopies. She holds a master degree in Biotechnology and a bachelor in Biomedical Science in Histocellular Pathology.

Diego  Gerini

Diego Gerini

Research Fellow

Diego Gerini was born in Ancona, Italy, in 1993. He graduated in Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials at the University of Bologna in 2015, and attended an Erasmus Mundus Master Program performed at the University of Algarve, University of Barcelona and University of Bologna, obtaining the MSc degree in Chemical Innovation and Regulation in 2017.

Filipa  Santos

Filipa Santos

PhD student

Filipa Santos graduated in Pharmacy at Superior School of Health and Technologies of Porto – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (2008-2012), and obtained her Master Degree in Biochemistry Applied to Biomedicine at University of Minho during 2012-2015. She was a research Fellow in Advanced Therapies for Health at 3B's Research Group (2016-2017) and, in the present, she is a PhD Student in Doctoral Programme of Sustainable Chemistry at Faculty of Sciences and Technology – UNL.

Francisca  Mano

Francisca Mano

Research fellow

Francisca Mano was born in Coimbra, Portugal in 1990. She has a MSc degree in Biotechnology obtained at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), in 2014. Her master thesis relied on the production of electrospun fibres in order to impregnate deep eutectic solvents (DES). After, in collaboration with Amorim Cortiçeira, she developed a greener and more sustainable method capable of removing contaminants from cork. Later, she started to work with subcritical water in order to valorise fish residues.

Jessica  Machado

Jessica Machado

Research Fellow

Jessica Machado graduated in Biochemistry (2014) at School of Sciences and Technology – Lisbon Nova University (FCT-UNL) and obtained her master’s degree in biotechnology by Instituto Superior Técnico (2016). Since then, she worked in the area of microfluidics. At the moment, she is involved in the Des.solve project, mainly in the study of the antioxidant activity´s stabilization by DES and NADES.

Liane  Meneses

Liane Meneses

Research fellow

Liane Meneses was born in 1993 in Terceira island, Azores. She graduated in Biomedical Sciences by Universidade de Aveiro in 2015 and obtained her MSc in Biotechnology by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2017. Her master thesis was developed under the supervision of Doctor Alexandre Paiva and Doctor Filomena Freitas and was entitled “Evaluation of sub-, supercritical fluids as solvents for extraction and impregnation of polyhydroxyalkanoates”.

Liliana  Rodrigues

Liliana Rodrigues

PhD student

Liliana Rodrigues is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the Nutraceuticals and Bioactives Process Technology Lab of iBET (Food and Health Division), and holds a master degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2014).

Luísa  Pereira

Luísa Pereira

Project Manager

Luísa Pereira graduated in Biology (2005) at University of Aveiro. Since then, she was involved in several professional areas and contexts. She worked in hospital/ clinical, business and academic settings, in areas like biotechnology, health, pharmacy, medical writing or R&D project management and consultancy, which provided her a variety of skills and significant experience. Additionally, she has training and knowledge in clinical trials, intellectual property, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and cell culture/ biobanking.

Reza Haghbakhsh

Research Fellow

Rita  Craveiro

Rita Craveiro

Post-doctoral researcher

Rita Craveiro was born in 1983 in Covilhã. She graduated in chemistry in 2008 from Universidade de Coimbra and received her MSc in 2010 from the Universidade de Aveiro. She obtained her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry in 2015 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in alternative processes for bio-based polymer processing, under the supervision of Dr. Alexandre Paiva, Dr. Ana Rita Duarte and Professor Susana Barreiros.

Sílvia  Rebocho

Sílvia Rebocho

Research Fellow

Sílvia Rebocho finished her PhD degree at FCT-UNL in 2015 on Sustainable Chemistry. During her PhD project, entitled “Biotransformation/separation routes to obtain pure enantiomers", she worked on the implementation of a new methodology for the separation of enantiomers of secondary alcohols, combining two sustainable technologies – enzymes and supercritical technology using green/natural solvents.