Emanuel V. Capela
  PhD Student  
   
  extension: 24943  
  e-mail: emanuelcapela@ua.pt  
  department: Chemistry  
  office: 29.3.3  
   
  supervisor: Mara Guadalupe Freire Martins  
  co-supervisor: Ana Margarida Azevedo (IST)  
  research line: L3 - Sustainability and Health
 
  research group: G5 - Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials
 
isi web of knowledgeSM search factor: Capela EV  
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/emanuelcapela  
     
short CV

Emanuel V. Capela is currently a PhD student/researcher at the research group "Process and Product Applied Thermodynamics" (PATh), CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal in collaboration with Institute for Bioengeneering and Biosciences (iBB), Department of Bioengeneering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. 
His research activities are mainly focused in the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) by mammalian cell technology and in the design of integrated systems for the selective extraction and purification of mAbs, directly from the complex medium, envisaging the process integration and intensification. Moreover, he has been working with a new class of solvents, ionic liquids, where his scientific interest devoted to these compounds includes the characterization of their properties and the evaluation of their potential in the establishment of extractive platforms for value-added compounds, in particular for biopharmaceuticals.
Born on 24 of June of 1993 at Porto, Portugal, obtained his BSc degree in Biochemistry from University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2014, and his MSc degree in Biochemistry - Biomolecular Methods from the same institution in 2016.

Research activities

The main goal of the research activities of Emanuel V. Capela is to develop alternative, innovative and scalable downstream processes for the extraction and purification of biopharmaceuticals. In the past years, he was dedicated to develop a sustainable platform for the extraction and purification of Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) from egg yolk, using aqueous biphasic systems (ABS). Recently, he started working in the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) by mammalian cell technology and in the design of an integrated system for the selective extraction (capture) and purification (polishing) of mAbs, directly from a complex medium, envisaging process integration and intensification.

Scientific interests

Emanuel V. Capela has been mainly working with a new class of solvents, the ionic liquids. The scientific interest devoted to these compounds includes the characterization of their properties and their use as phase-forming compounds of aqueous biphasic systems. Moreover, he have been studying their potential in the establishment of extractive platforms for value-added compounds, in particular for amino acids and biopharmaceuticals.

Latest News




publications

 
Events
Sponsors

1suponsers_list_ciceco.jpg