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    Catarina Leite Amorim holds a degree in Biochemistry from Faculty of Sciences - University of Porto (2005) and a PhD in Biotechnology, with a specialization in Environmental Science and Engineering from Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Faculty of Biotechnology (2013).

    She is researcher at CBQF - Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, developing her work in the Environmental Biotechnology and Resources thematic research laboratory. Particular research interests include the application of the granular sludge technology based on microalgae and/or bacteria for wastewater treatment and  valorisation also exploring the functional dynamics of microbiome within granules upon stress situations exposure.


    Granular sludge systems; Microalgae-bacterial biomass; Wastewater treatment; Wastewater valorization; Microbiome dynamics and functions

    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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology

    1 Mar 200929 Nov 2013

    Award Date: 29 Nov 2013

    Bachelor, Biochemistry, University of Porto

    1 Sept 200122 Jul 2005

    Award Date: 22 Jul 2005


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