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Ana Paula M. Tavares

  • PhD
  • Auxiliary Researcher, Aveiro Institute of Materials - CICECO
  • University of Aveiro
  • 20h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 1069CitationsNumber of citations received by Ana Paula M.'s publications. Updated daily.

Recent publications

  • An integrated process for enzymatic catalysis allowing product recovery and enzyme reuse by applying thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems

    • Ferreira A
    • Passos H
    • Okafuji A
    • et al.
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  • Green coconut fiber: A novel carrier for the immobilization of commercial laccase by covalent attachment for textile dyes decolourization

    • Cristóvão R
    • Silvério S
    • Tavares A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Auxiliary Researcher, Aveiro Institute of Materials - CICECO

University of Aveiro

July 2017 - Present

Auxiliary Researcher

LSRE, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)

June 2009 - June 2014(5 years)


Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

January 2006 - January 2009(3 years)

Chemical Engineering

University of Aveiro

January 2001 - January 2006(5 years)


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). Since September 2015 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. She has published ca. 40 SCI papers and 6 book chapters, with above 900 citations (h-index 19). She has supervised 5 MSc students and 10 BSc students. From March to July 2017, 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.


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