Isabel A. C. Ribeiro

PhD (2012) in Pharmacy (Biotechnology), Universidade de Lisboa
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Therapeutics, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa

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

The research of Isabel Ribeiro lies mainly on the Biotech and Bioprocesses field, covering the production of bioactive molecules and their bioseparation. Recent studies have been focused on the biosynthesis of biosurfactants (glycolipids), with pharmaceutical relevance, and their LC-MS characterization. Presently, she has been interested in the development of new materials functionalized with biosynthesized antimicrobial biosurfactants intended for improved medical devices with antibiofillm activity.


Selected Publications

Simões NG, Bettencourt AF, Monge N, Ribeiro IAC. Novel antibacterial agents: An emergent need to win the battle against infections. Mini Rev Med Chem 2017; 17: 1364-1376.

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: 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.