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Ana S. Oliveira holds a degree in Biochemistry from Faculty of Sciences and Technology - University of Coimbra, a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Porto, and a PhD in Biotechnology, with a specialization in Environmental Science and Engineering from Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola Superior de Biotecnologia. Currently, she is a researcher on the wastewater treatment field using the aerobic granular sludge and micro algae-bacterial granular sludge technology. Particular research interests include the application of the aerobic granular sludge technology for bioremediation processes, characterization and valorization of extracellular polymeric substances, the functional dynamics of microbial communities within granules upon stress situations exposure, and microalgae granular biomass for the treatment of wastewater. She has several papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals and communications in scientific international and national conferences. She is actively involved in ongoing projects being team member of national and international projects, all devoted to the treatment and valorisation of wastewater industrial streams, and her work led to 2 provisional applications for international patents. She has been involved in the supervision of a student (MSc degree), focusing on the use of microalgae for the treatment of food industry wastewater streams. Ana S. Oliveira has also been dedicated to teaching practical classes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels (currently teaches 3 units at UCP: Bioreactor Technology, Fermentation and Enzymology, and Sustainability and Environmental Biotechnology) and she has been involved in the dissemination of science activities to the wider public.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Aerobic Granular Sludge technology combined with bioaugmentation with immobilized bacteria as a tool to degrade micropollutants from wastewater, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Jul 201619 Nov 2020

Award Date: 19 Nov 2020

Master, Synthesis of curcumin derivatives as potential P-glycoprotein inhibitors, University of Porto

Sept 201322 Sept 2015

Award Date: 22 Sept 2015

Bachelor, Bachelor in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra

Sept 20106 Jun 2013

Award Date: 6 Jun 2013


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