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)

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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)

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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


Purification of immunoglobulin Y from egg yolk using thermoresponsive aqueous micellar two-phase systems comprising ionic liquids

Vicente, FA; Castro, LS; Mondal, D; Coutinho, JAP; Tavares, APM; Ventura, SPM; Freire, MG

Recent progress on the recovery of bioactive compounds obtained from propolis as a natural resource: Processes, and applications

Contieri, LS; Mesquita, LMD; Sanches, VL; Chaves, J; Pizani, RS; da Silva, LC; Vigano, J; Ventura, SPM; Rostagno, MA

Recovery of bacterioruberin and proteins using aqueous solutions of surface-active compounds

Vaz, BMC; Kholany, M; Pinto, DCGA; Macario, IPE; Veloso, T; Caetano, T; Pereira, JL; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM
2022, RSC ADVANCES, 12, 47, 30278-30286.

Selective Separation of Vanillic Acid from Other Lignin-Derived Monomers Using Centrifugal Partition Chromatography: The Effect of pH

Rocha, ILD; Lopes, AMD; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP

Supplementation of carotenoids from peach palm waste (Bactris gasipaes) obtained with an ionic liquid mediated process displays kidney anti-inflammatory and antioxidant outcomes

Santamarina, AB; Mesquita, LM; Casagrande, BP; Sertorio, MN; de Souza, DV; Mennitti, LV; Ribeiro, DA; Estadella, D; Ventura, SPM; de Rosso, VV; Pisani, LP

Uncovering the Use of Fucoxanthin and Phycobiliproteins into Solid Matrices to Increase Their Emission Quantum Yield and Photostability

Dias, LMS; Kovaleski, G; Fu, LS; Dias, TR; Macario, IPE; Correia, SFH; Pereira, JL; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM; Ferreira, RAS

Using aqueous solutions of ionic liquids as chlorophyll eluents in solid-phase extraction processes

Vaz, BMC; Martins, M; Mesquita, LMD; Neves, MC; Fernandes, APM; Pinto, DCGA; Neves, MGPMS; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM

Cholinium-based ionic liquids as bioinspired hydrotropes to tackle solubility challenges in drug formulation

Sintra, TE; Abranches, DO; Benfica, J; Soares, BP; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP
ISBN: 1873-3441

Zwitterionic compounds are less ecotoxic than their analogous ionic liquids

Jesus, F; Passos, H; Ferreira, AM; Kuroda, K; Pereira, JL; Goncalves, FJM; Coutinho, JAP; Ventura, SPM
2021, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 23, 10, 3683-3692.
ISBN: 1463-9270

Recovery of Chlorophyll a Derivative from Spirulina maxima: Its Purification and Photosensitizing Potential

Martins, M; Albuquerque, CM; Pereira, CF; Coutinho, JAP; Neves, MGPMS; Pinto, DCGA; Faustino, MAF; Ventura, SPM

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