Sónia Patrícia Marques Ventura

Assistant Professor

Ongoing Supervisions


Blue-biorefinery of macroalgae - improved aquaculture practices and green and innovative extraction methodologies for the production of high-value compounds (ALGREEN)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
There is an increasing trend for revisiting natural sources towards the discovery of bioactive components [1] within the blue-economy, circular economy andbiorefinery concepts. Marine organisms are seen as a promising, almost unlimited source of bioactive and quite exclusive compounds. Algae, and particularlymacroalgae or seaweeds (~10000 specie...

Linking in vitro to in vivo toxicity of pharmaceuticals: an integrative approach (VitroTox)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Since the early 90s, the continuous input of pharmaceuticals into the environment has brought environmental chemists and toxicologists to join forces in order to tackle obstacles and answer questions regarding the eventual risk posed by such compounds to human and environmental health. One of the main challenges in the area of analytical chemist...

Multi-product biorefinery of seaweed using green solvents (SeaSolv)

Local CoordinatorOther International
An innovative and environmental-friendly technique using deep eutectic solvents (DESs) will be developed for a multiproduct biorefinery of seaweeds. The project will focus on the development and optimization of the process by knowing and controlling the interaction DES-seaweed and DES-product. Therefore, the combination of pre-treatments-extract...

New system-driven bioremediation of polluted habitats and environment (NYMPHE)

PartnerEuropean Comission
Biological organisms, including the smallest, can play a big role in restoring polluted environments. They remove or neutralise an environmental pollutant from soil or water in a process called bioremediation. The EU-funded Nymphe project will take this process to a new level. Specifically, it will develop bioremediation/revitalisation strategie...

Anticorpos de aves com elevada pureza e estabilidade como biofármacos alternativos no combate à resistência antimicrobiana (antYmicrob)

PartnerIndustry National
O projeto antYmicrob ambiciona aumentar e validar à escala pré-industrial um processo de purificação desenvolvido para anticorpos imunoglobulina Y, e validar o processo com ovos hiperimunes para bactéria Staphylococcus aureus resistente à meticilina (MRSA), assegurando a atividade, estabilidade e não toxicidade dos anticorpos obtidos por ensaios...

CardioLeather Project: Smart Leather for Health, Wellbeing, and Safety Monitoring in Automotive Vehicles (CARDIOLEATHER)

PartnerIndustry National
O projeto CardioLeather visa o desenvolvimento de um couro-condutor integrado com dispositivos de aquisição de sinais fisiológicos, para serem aplicados em volantes e outras superficies do interior do veiculo, permitindo a monitorização não intrusiva da identidade e saúde do condutor e passageiros.

Desenvolvimento de nanomateriais sustentáveis para a purificação de fármacos anti-leucémicos (NanoPurAsp)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Exploratory Research Project: Sónia Patricia Marques Ventura (IF/00402/2015)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery (GENIALG )

PartnerEuropean Comission
The GENIALG project aims to boost the Blue Biotechnology Economy (BBE) by increasing the production and sustainable exploitation of two high-yielding species of the EU seaweed biomass: the brown alga Saccharina latissima and the green algae Ulva spp. GENIALG will demonstrate the economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of cultivatin...

MultiBiorefinery - Multi-purpose strategies for broadband agro-forest and fisheries by-products valorization: a step forward for a truly integrated biorefinery (SAICTPAC/0040/2015)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Biorrefinaria; Subprodutos e resíduos; Novos processos de extração e conversão; Bioprodutos

Optimization and Scale-up of Novel Ionic-Liquid- based Purification Processes for Recombinant Green Fluorescent Protein produced by Escherichia coli (FAPESP/19793/2014)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
biopharmaceuticals, fluorescent proteins, purification, aqueous biphasic systems

Otimização e aumento de escala do processo de extração líquido-líquido com líquidos iônicos (LIs) como ferramenta de separação sustentável do biofármaco antileucêmico L-Asparaginase (ASPase) (FAPESP 2014/16424-7)

Local CoordinatorOther International

Processo biotecnológico visando o desenvolvimento de novos colorantes naturais microbianos para aplicação industrial (FAPESP 2014/01580-3)

Local CoordinatorOther International

Separação de fármacos quirais por cromatografia de partição centrífuga usando sistemas aquosos bifásicos enantioseletivos. (ChiResus)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Towards the improvement of recombinant proteins bioprocessing using ionic liquids (IL2BioPro)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Towards the improvement of recombinant proteins bioprocessing using ionic liquids (IL2BioPro)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

ToxMix - Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential (PTDC/ATP-EAM/5331/2014)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ecotoxicity of mixtures ionic liquids Deep eutetic solvents effluents

Using biorefinery to value cyanobacteria pigments (REFINECYANO)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

[ILTOX] Ecotoxicological evaluation and treatment of aqueous effluents contaminated with ionic liquids (PTDC/AAC-AMB/119172/2010)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ecotoxicity Ionic liquids Water treatment QSAR model


Ecotoxicity of Cholinium-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents

de Morais, P; Goncalves, F; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM

Evaluating Self-buffering Ionic Liquids for Biotechnological Applications

Lee, SY; Vicente, FA; Silva, FAE; Sintra, TE; Taha, M; Khoiroh, I; Coutinho, JAP; Show, PL; Ventura, SPM

Novel Biocompatible and Self-buffering Ionic Liquids for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Taha, M; Almeida, MR; Silva, FAE; Domingues, P; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP; Freire, MG
2015, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 21, 12, 4781-4788.

Enhancing the Antioxidant Characteristics of Phenolic Acids by Their Conversion into Cholinium Salts

Sintra, TE; Luis, A; Rocha, SN; Ferreira, AIMCL; Goncalves, F; Santos, LMNBF; Neves, BM; Freire, MG; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP

Ionic Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems as a Versatile Tool for the Recovery of Antioxidant Compounds

Santos, JH; Silva, FAE; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP; de Souza, RL; Soares, CMF; Lima, AS
2015, BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 31, 1, 70-77.

From Water-in-Oil to Oil-in-Water Emulsions to Optimize the Production of Fatty Acids Using Ionic Liquids in Micellar Systems

Santos, LDF; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM
2015, BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 31, 6, 1473-1480.

Environmental safety of cholinium-based ionic liquids: assessing structure-ecotoxicity relationships

Santos, JI; Goncalves, AMM; Pereira, JL; Figueiredo, BFHT; Silva, FAE; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM; Goncalves, F
2015, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 17, 9, 4657-4668.

Lipase purification using ionic liquids as adjuvants in aqueous two-phase systems

Souza, RL; Ventura, SPM; Soares, CMF; Coutinho, JAP; Lima, AS
2015, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 17, 5, 3026-3034.

Role of the chemical structure of ionic liquids in their ecotoxicity and reactivity towards Fenton oxidation

Munoz, M; Dominguez, CM; de Pedro, ZM; Quintanilla, A; Casas, JA; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP

Ionic Liquid Recovery Alternatives in Ionic Liquid-Based Three-Phase Partitioning (ILTPP)

Alvarez-Guerra, E; Irabien, A; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP
2014, AICHE JOURNAL, 60, 10, 3577-3586.

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