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



Optimisation of laccase immobilization on modified magnetic nanoparticles for biocatalytic reactions

Xavier, A; Tavares, A; Daniel-da-Silva, A; Fortes, C
2016, NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY, 33, S15-S15.

Laccase immobilization over multi-walled carbon nanotubes: Kinetic, thermodynamic and stability studies

Tavares, APM; Silva, CG; Drazic, G; Silva, AMT; Loureiro, JM; Faria, JL

A strategy for improving peroxidase stability via immobilization on surface modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Azevedo, RM; Costa, JB; Serp, P; Loureiro, JM; Faria, JL; Silva, CG; Tavares, APM

Controlling the Surface Chemistry of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes for the Production of Highly Efficient and Stable Laccase-Based Biocatalysts

Silva, CG; Tavares, APM; Drazic, G; Silva, AMT; Loureiro, JM; Faria, JL
2014, CHEMPLUSCHEM, 79, 8, 1116-1122.

Bacterial cellulose as carrier for immobilization of laccase: Optimization and characterization

Frazao, CJR; Silva, NHC; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Xavier, AMRB; Tavares, APM
2014, ENGINEERING IN LIFE SCIENCES, 14, 5, 500-508.

Image Analysis Technique as a Tool to Identify Morphological Changes in Trametes versicolor Pellets According to Exopolysaccharide or Laccase Production

Tavares, APM; Silva, RP; Amaral, AL; Ferreira, EC; Xavier, AMRB

Stability and Kinetic Behavior of Immobilized Laccase from Myceliophthora thermophila in the Presence of the Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Ethylsulfate

Fernandez-Fernandez, M; Moldes, D; Dominguez, A; Sanroman, MA; Tavares, APM; Rodriguez, O; Macedo, EA
2014, BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 30, 4, 790-796.

Factors affecting water colour removal by tyrosinase

da Silva, L.V., Tavares, A.P.M., Kameda, E., Macedo, E.A., Coelho, M.A.Z., Amaral, P.F.F.
2013, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 70, 316-326.

Immobilization of laccase on modified silica: Stabilization, thermal inactivation and kinetic behaviour in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate ionic liquid

Tavares, APM; Rodriguez, O; Fernandez-Fernandez, M; Dominguez, A; Moldes, D; Sanroman, MA; Macedo, EA
2013, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 131, 405-412.

Laccase recovery with aqueous two-phase systems: Enzyme partitioning and stability

Silverio, SC; Rodriguez, O; Tavares, APM; Teixeira, JA; Macedo, EA

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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