Ana Paula Mora Tavares

Investigador Auxiliar


Ana P. M. 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. Tavares completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Aveiro in 2006. In 2007, Tavares received an Honourable Mention from the "Companhia União Fabril" (Portugal) for the scientific standards of her PhD thesis. In 2021 Tavares received a contract in the "Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support - 3rd Edition, refa 2020.01867.CEECIND", CICECO/UA. From 2006-2014 Tavares was a Post-doctoral fellow and an Auxiliary Researcher at LSRE/FEUP. In 2014 Tavares changed the host institution, and moved to CICECO/UA as a post-doctoral researcher, and since 2017 Tavares is an Auxiliary Researcher at the same institution. Tavares published ca. 57 SCI papers with +1500 citations, an h-index of 25 and ca. 100 co-authors. Her publications also includes 1 encyclopedia entry, 10 book chapters and + 60 abstracts in international conferences. She also filled 2 national/international patents. Tavares participated in 11 funded R&D projects, being the principal investigator in 3. She participated as jury member of 21 MSc and 10 PhD theses (some of them outside Portugal), and acting as committee member in the evaluation of academic degrees and research grants. In the last five years, she has been focusing on producing cutting-edge research and on publishing in high IF journals, such as Green Chem (IF 9.405), Chem Eng J (IF 7.01), ACS Sust Chem Eng (IF 6.97), J Colloid Interf Sci (IF 6.361), Sep Pur Tech (IF 5.107), Int J Biol Macromol (IF 4.784), among others, while being the corresponding author in >20 publications. She has been acting as a referee of multidisciplinary journals, such as Front Bioeng Biotech, Biotechnol Adv, Biotecnhol Proc, Sci Rep, J Chem Tech Biotech, J Mol Liq and Chem Eng J. Currently, Tavares is the PI of 2 funded projects i) POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031268 (239564 Euros), in collaboration with UNESP, Brazil, and FEUP, Portugal); ii) IF/01634/2015 (50000 Euros) and is team member in another funded project, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030840 (1739647Euros). From March 2017 to July 2017 A. Tavares participated 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. The pedagogical capacity is supported by teaching tutorial classes of Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II at FEUP (2008-2014) and by teaching laboratory classes of Biochemistry I, Chemistry I and Microbial Biotechnology at UAVR. She has supervised 2 post-doctoral researchers, 1 international Intership PhD and 10 MSc, 25 BSc and 2 ungraduated Erasmus students. The current supervision activities include the supervising of 5 BSc, 5 MSc (2 outside UA), 2 PhD students 1 PhD reseacher contract. Her research scientific interests include proteins, enzymes, ionic liquids, biomolecules purification, aqueous biphasic systems, fermentation processes, enzyme immobilization, nanomaterials, and biocatalysis for organic synthesis and enzymatic reactions. These scientific interests are developed with the goal of improving society standards, by providing innovative and sustainable processes and products.

Supervisões em Curso



Trametes versicolor growth and laccase induction with by-products of pulp and paper industry

Xavier, AMRB; Tavares, APM; Ferreira, R; Amado, F

Optimization and modeling of laccase production by Trametes versicolor in a bioreactor using statistical experimental design

Tavares, APA; Coelho, MAZ; Agapito, MSM; Coutinho, JAP; Xavier, AMRB

Laccase improvement in submerged cultivation: induced production and kinetic modelling

Tavares, APM; Coelho, MAZ; Coutinho, JAP; Xavier, AMRB

Oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp with polyoxometalates and laccase applying a novel multi-stage process

Gamelas, JAF; Tavares, APM; Evtuguin, DV; Xavier, AMB

Selection and optimization of culture medium for exopolysaccharide production by Coriolus (Trametes) versicolor

Tavares, APM; Agapito, MSM; Coelho, MAZ; da Silva, JAL; Barros-Timmons, A; Coutinho, JAP; Xavier, AMRB

Decolorization of dyes from textile wastewater by Trametes versicolor

Amaral, PFF; Fernandes, DLA; Tavares, APM; Xavier, ABMR; Cammarota, MC; Coutinho, JAP; Coelho, MAZ
2004, ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 25, 11, 1313-1320.

A novel approach for the oxidative catalysis employing polyoxometalate-laccase system: application to the oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp

Tavares, APM; Gamelas, JAF; Gaspar, AR; Evtuguin, DV; Xavier, AMRB
2004, CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, 5, 9, 485-489.

Calcium interference with continuous biosorption of zinc by Sargassum sp (Phaeophyceae) in tubular laboratory reactors

de Franca, FP; Tavares, APM; da Costa, ACA
2002, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 83, 2, 159-163.

The release of light metals from a brown seaweed (Sargassum sp.) during zinc biosorption in a continuous system

Da Costa, A.C.A.; Tavares, A.P.M.; De França, F.P.
2001, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology , 4, 3, 37-41.

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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