Maria Manuela Regalo da Fonseca

Professora Associada

Research Activities

Design and operation of Bioreactors; applied Biocatalysis, including biotransformations in organic media; process integration; xenobiotic degradation; bioremediation; upgrade of industrial (waste glycerol) and agro- by-products (namely xylose) by fermentation; production of polyhydroxyalkanoates homo- and co-polymers (PHAs) by bacterial cultivation; extraction and recovery of intracellular lipophilic products; marine algae biorefineries.

Selected Publications

Raposo RS, Almeida MCMD, Oliveira MCMA, da Fonseca MMR, Cesário MT, “A Burkholderia sacchari cell factory: production of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate, xylitol and xylonic acid from xylose-rich sugar mixtures”. New Biotechnol 34, 12-22 (2017)

Raposo RS, Almeida MCMD, da Fonseca MMR, Cesário MT, “Feeding strategies for tuning Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) monomeric composition and productivity using Burkholderia sacchari”, Int J Biol Macromol (2017) doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.07.111

Cesário T, Raposo RS, Almeida MCD , van Keulen F, Ferreira BS, da Fonseca MMR, “Enhanced bioproduction of poly-3- hydroxybutyrate from wheat straw lignocellulosic hydrolysates”, New Biotechnol 31, 104-113 (2013).

Cavalheiro JMBT, Almeida MCMD, Grandfils C and da Fonseca MMR, "Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) Production by Cupriavidus necator Using Waste Glycerol", Process Biochem. 44, 509-515 (2009).

de Carvalho CCCR and da Fonseca MMR, “Carvone: why and how should one bother to produce this Terpene”, Food Chem 95, 413-422 (2006).

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