Isabel Alexandra Caldeira Ribeiro

PhD (2012) in Pharmacy (Biotechnology), Universidade de Lisboa
Assistant Professor, Química Farmacêutica e Terapêutica

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID A-6098-2014
Group Researcher ID B-4215-2014
Scopus Author ID 22836446000

Research Interests

Ribeiro´s work lies mainly in the area of Biotechnology and Bioprocesses, covering production of bioactive molecules and their bioseparation. Current studies have been focused on the biosynthesis of biosurfactants (glycolipids), with pharmaceutical interest, in mini-reactors as well as their LC-MS characterization.
The researcher has also developed work in biocatalysis of bioactive compounds and downstream processing of biomolecules (e.g. glycolipids, antibiotics) from fermentation broth with different polymeric adsorbents.

Selected Publications


Pontes C, Alves M, Santos C, Ribeiro MH, Gonçalves L, Bettencourt AF, Ribeiro IAC. Can Sophorolipids prevent biofilm formation on silicone catheter tubes? Int J Pharm, 2016, 513, 697-709.

Ribeiro IA, Bronze MR, Castro MF, Ribeiro MHL. Sophorolipids: improvement of the selective production by Starmerella bombicola through the design of nutritional requirements. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 2013; 97(5): 1875-1887.

Ribeiro IA, Bronze MR, Castro MF, Ribeiro MHL. Design of selective production of sophorolipids by Rhodotorula bogoriensis through nutritional requirements. J Mol Recognit, 2012; 25: 630-640.

Ribeiro IA, Bronze MR, Castro MF, Ribeiro MHL. Optimization and correlation of HPLC-ELSD and HPLC-MS/MS methods for identification and characterization of sophorolipids. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci, 2012; 899: 72– 80.

Ribeiro IA, Rocha J, Sepodes B, Mota-Filipe H, Ribeiro MHL. Effect of naringin enzymatic hydrolysis towards naringenin on the anti-inflammatory activity of both compounds. J Mol Catal B Enzym, 2008; 52-53: 13-18.