Ana Paula Mora Tavares

Assistant Researcher

A. Tavares graduated in Chemical Engineering at Estadual University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997 and completed a two-year MSc degree in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2000. A. Tavares completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2006. In 2007, A. Tavares received an Honourable Mention from the “Companhia União Fabril” (Portugal) for the scientific standards of her PhD thesis. From 2006-2009, Tavares was post-doctoral fellow at LSRE/FEUP, Portugal. In 2009 she started her independent career LSRE/FEUP under the program “Ciência 2008”. From September 2008 to June 2014 she had been teaching tutorial classes of Fundamentals of Chemistry at FEUP. From July 2014 to October 2015 A. Tavares was a post-doctoral fellow integrated in an European Research Council Grant (ERC-2013-StG-337753). She gives laboratory classes of Microbial Biotechnology at University of Aveiro. Since July 2017 A. Tavares is Auxiliary Researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials.

A. Tavares is participating in the COHITEC training program in technology commercialization. This program supports the valorization of the knowledge produced at Portuguese R&D institutions. The program has two main objectives: i) assessing the commercial viability of the products or services that can be obtained from the science / technology proposed by participant researchers ; ii) inducing entrepreneurial and technology commercialization skills in the participants.

Her research scientific interests include proteins, antibodies, enzymes, ionic liquids, biomolecules purification, aqueous biphasic systems for the extraction of proteins ans enzymes. fermentation, enzyme production, enzyme immobilization, nanomaterials, biocatalysis for organic synthesis and enzymatic reactions.

Ongoing Supervisions



Valorization of Expired Energy Drinks by Designed and Integrated Ionic Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems

Dimitrijevic, A; Tavares, APM; Almeida, MR; Vranes, M; Sousa, ACA; Cristovao, AC; Trtic-Petrovic, T; Gadzuric, S; Freire, MG

Development and characterization of a novell-asparaginase/MWCNT nanobioconjugate

Cristovao, RO; Almeida, MR; Barros, MA; Nunes, JCF; Boaventura, RAR; Loureiro, JM; Faria, JL; Neves, MC; Freire, MG; Ebinuma-Santos, VC; Tavares, APM; Silva, CG
2020, RSC ADVANCES, 10, 52, 31205-31213.
ISBN: 2046-2069

Sustainable strategies based on glycine-betaine analogue ionic liquids for the recovery of monoclonal antibodies from cell culture supernatants

Capela, EV; Santiago, AE; Rufino, AFCS; Tavares, APM; Pereira, MM; Mohamadou, A; Aires-Barros, MR; Coutinho, JAP; Azevedo, AM; Freire, MG
2019, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 21, 20, 5671-5682.
ISBN: 1463-9270

Laccase Activation in Deep Eutectic Solvents

Toledo, ML; Pereira, MM; Freire, MG; Silva, JPA; Coutinho, JAP; Tavares, APM

Enhanced biocatalytic sustainability of laccase by immobilization on functionalized carbon nanotubes/polysulfone membranes

Costa, JB; Lima, MJ; Sampaio, MJ; Neves, MC; Faria, JL; Morales-Torres, S; Tavares, APM; Silva, CG
ISBN: 1873-3212

An integrated process for enzymatic catalysis allowing product recovery and enzyme reuse by applying thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems

Ferreira, AM; Passos, H; Okafuji, A; Tavares, APM; Ohno, H; Freire, MG; Coutinho, JAP
2018, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 20, 6, 1218-1223.

Optimization of enzyme immobilization on functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for laccase biocatalytic reactions

Fortes, CCS; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Xavier, AMRB; Tavares, APM

EDTA-Cu (II) chelating magnetic nanoparticles as a support for laccase immobilization

Fernandes, RA; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Tavares, APM; Xavier, AMRB

Biotechnological applications of Trametes versicolor and their enzymes

Tavares, APM; Pereira, SR; Xavier, AMRB
2017, Current Biotechnology.

Suitability of bio-based ionic liquids for the extraction and purification of IgG antibodies

Mondal, D; Sharma, M; Quental, MV; Tavares, APM; Prasad, K; Freire, MG
2016, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 18, 22, 6071-6081.

Anti-Cancer Biosurfactants

In Springer (Eds.), Microbial Biosurfactants
Flávia F. Magalhães, João C. F. Nunes, Marília T. Araújo, Ana M. Ferreira, Mafalda R. Almeida, Mara G. Freire, Ana P. M. Tavares
2021, 159-196.
ISBN: 10.1007/978-981-15-6607-3_8

Recovery and Purification of (Bio)Pharmaceuticals Using (Nano)Materials

In Bentham Science (Eds.), Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques Volume: 4
Ana P. M. Tavares, Márcia C. Neves, Tito Trindade and Mara G. Freire
2020, 58-93.
ISBN: 978-981-14-0510-5

Biomedical-related applications of functionalized nanomaterials

In Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain (Eds.), Handbook of Functionalized Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications
Mafalda R. Almeida, Márcia C. Neves, Sergio Morales-Torres, Mara G. Freire, Joaquim L. Faria, Valeria C. Santos-Ebinuma, Cláudia G. Silva and Ana P.M. Tavares
2020, 205-230, Elsevier.
ISBN: 9780128167885

Purification, characterization and clinical applications of therapeutic fungal enzymes

In Pankaj Kumar Chaurasia and Shashi Lata Bharati (Eds.), Research Advances in the Fungal World: Culture, Isolation, Identification, Classification, Characterization, Properties and Kinetics
Mafalda R. Almeida, Ana M. Ferreira, João C. F. Nunes and Ana P. M. Tavares
2020, 273-320, Nova Science Publishers.
ISBN: 978-1-53617-197-6

Laccase Properties, Reaction Mechanisms and Applications: An Overview

In Amanda Harris (Eds.), Laccase: Applications, Investigations and Insights
Ana P.M. Tavares, Cláudia G. Silva and Ana M.R.B. Xavier
2017, 1-26, Nova Science Publishers Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-53610-556-8

Biotechnology in Pulp and Paper Industry

In Shishir Sinha (Eds.), Biotechnology Volume 12: Bioprocess Engineering
Ana P. M. Tavares, Ana M. R. B. Xavier, Dmitry Evtugin
2014, 191-212, New Delhi , Studium Press LLC.
ISBN: 1-626990-27-1

Application of Oxidative Enzymes in the Treatment of Industrial Effluents

In Masood Ahmad (Eds.), Biotechnology Volume 11: Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Ana P. M. Tavares, Ana M. R. B. Xavier
2014, 191-212, New Delhi , Studium Press LLC.
ISBN: 1-626990-26-3

New Generations of Ionic Liquids Applied to Enzymatic Biocatalysis

In Jun-ichi Kadokawa (Eds.), Ionic Liquids New Aspects for the Future
Ana P. M. Tavares, Oscar Rodríguez , Eugénia A. Macedo
2013, 537-556.
ISBN: 978-953-51-0937-2

Ionic liquids: alternative reactive media for oxidative enzymes

In Alexander Kokorin (Eds.), Ionic Liquids: Applications and Perspectives
Oscar Rodriguez, Ana P.M. Tavares, Raquel Cristóvão and Eugénia A. Macedo
2011, 499-516, Rijeka, IntechOpen.
ISBN: 978-953-307-248-7

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