Maria Henriques Lourenço Ribeiro
PhD (1994) in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biotechnology), Universidade de Lisboa
Associate Professor, Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Maria H Ribeiro leads investigation in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering area, on the design, development and characterization of new (bio)materials and biotech compounds (e.g. small-molecules and proteins) towards therapeutics (against infectious, cancer and neurodegenerative disease) and functional foods.
Her focus is based on rational strategies of (i) enzyme and cell-based culture systems with process intensification through miniaturization to bioseparations; ii) biocatalysts performance improvement (e.g. immobilization); iii) tailoring (bio)responsive polymeric biomaterials networks; iv) innovative bioconversions, as glycosides, glycolipids and lipoamino acids production, to be used as bioactive compounds, delivery and transfection agents
Martins S, Nunes M, Ribeiro MHL. Exploring magnetic and imprinted cross-linked enzyme aggregates of rhamnopyranosidase in microbioreactors. Bioresource Technol 2018; 249: 704-712.
Míguez N, Gimeno-Pérez M, Fernández-Polo D, Cervantes FV, Ballesteros AO, Fernández-Lobato M, Ribeiro MHL, Plou FJ. Immobilization of the β-fructofuranosidase from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous by entrapment in polyvinyl alcohol and its application to neo-fructooligosaccharides production. Catalysts 2018; 8: 201, 1-12.
Nunes MAP, Martins S, Rosa ME, Gois PMP, Fernandes PCB, Ribeiro MHL. Improved thermostable polyvinyl alcohol electrospun nanofibers with entangled naringinase used in a novel mini-packed bed reactor. Bioresource Technol 2016; 213: 208–215
Ribeiro IAC, Faustino CMC, Guerreiro PS, Frade RFM, Bronze MR, Castro MF, Ribeiro MHL. Development of novel sophorolipids with improved cytotoxic activity towards MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. J Mol Recogn 2015; 28: 155-65.
Nunes MAP, Rosa ME, Fernandes PCB, Ribeiro MHL. Operational stability of naringinase PVA lens-shaped microparticles in batch stirred reactors and mini packed bed reactors-one step closer to industry. Bioresource Technol 2014; 164: 362–370.