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


A ERA dos insectos (InsetcERA ( Investigação industrial e Estudos de viabilidade))

PartnerIndustry National
The InsectERA Agenda aims to foster the circular economy and leverage the development of new products, processes and services, based on R&D and innovation, with high added value and incorporation of knowledge and technology, allowing to meet the challenge of the green transition towards environmental sustainability. The Agenda c...

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...

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

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Development of cost-effective platforms based on ionic liquids for the purification of p53-minicircle DNA biopharmaceuticals with application in oncology (PureDNA)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Cancer is the second cause of death worldwide, representing critical health and economic burdens. In an era of an aging society, cancer prevalence is expected to rise, with projections disclosing 28.4 million new cases by 2040. Direct costs of cancer reached €103 billion in 2018, of which €32 billion are due to the increase on cancer therapeutic...

Improving the manufacturing of mRNA vaccines applying ionic liquids and integrated production-clarification processes (mVACCIL)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Projeto de Investigação Exploratória: Ana Paula Tavares (IF Ana Paula Tavares)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

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

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Advances in aqueous biphasic systems for

Magalhaes, FF; Tavares, APM; Freire, MG

Advances Achieved by Ionic-Liquid-Based Materials as Alternative Supports and Purification Platforms for Proteins and Enzymes

Bento, RMF; Almeida, CAS; Neves, MC; Tavares, APM; Freire, MG
2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, 10.
ISBN: 2079-4991

L-asparaginase production review: bioprocess design and biochemical characteristics

Castro, D; Marques, ASC; Almeida, MR; de Paiva, GB; Bento, HBS; Pedrolli, DB; Freire, MG; Tavares, APM; Santos-Ebinuma, VC
ISBN: 1432-0614

Integrated Biocatalytic Platform Based on Aqueous Biphasic Systems for the Sustainable Oligomerization of Rutin

Muniz-Mouro, A; Ferreira, AM; Coutinho, JAP; Freire, MG; Tavares, APM; Gullon, P; Gonzalez-Garcia, S; Eibes, G

Superior operational stability of immobilized l-asparaginase over surface-modified carbon nanotubes

Almeida, MR; Cristovao, RO; Barros, MA; Nunes, JCF; Boaventura, RAR; Loureiro, JM; Faria, JL; Neves, MC; Freire, MG; Santos-Ebinuma, VC; Tavares, APM; Silva, CG

Recovery of lactose and proteins from cheese whey with poly(ethylene) glycol/sulfate aqueous two-phase systems

Gonzalez-Amado, M; Tavares, APM; Freire, MG; Soto, A; Rodriguez, O
ISBN: 1873-3794

Recovery of immunoglobulin G from rabbit serum using kappa-carrageenan-modified hybrid magnetic nanoparticles

Magalhaes, FF; Almeida, MR; Soares, SF; Trindade, T; Freire, MG; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Tavares, APM
ISBN: 1879-0003

Improvements in the enzymatic degradation of textile dyes using ionic-liquid-based surfactants

Bento, RMF; Almeida, MR; Bharmoria, P; Freire, MG; Tavares, APM
ISBN: 1873-3794

Insights on the laccase extraction and activity in ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems

Capela, EV; Valente, AI; Nunes, JCF; Magalhaes, FF; Rodriguez, O; Soto, A; Freire, MG; Tavares, APM
ISBN: 1873-3794

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

Nucleic Acids Stabilization with Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents

In Noureddine Abidi and Julia Shamshina (Eds.), Properties and Applications of Ionic Liquids
Almeida J.S.; Capela E.V.; Tavares A.P.M.; Freire M.G.
2023, Properties and Applications of Ionic Liquids, 181-218, Nova Science Publisher Inc..
ISBN: 979-888697873-5; 979-888697635-9

Microbial Enzymes in the Bioremediation of Pollutants

In Inamuddin, M.Phil (Eds.), Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants
Flávia F. Magalhães, Maria I. Bonifácio, Ana M. Ferreira, Mara G. Freire and Ana P. M. Tavares
2023, 1-37, Benthan Science.
ISBN: 978-981-5123-53-1

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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