Marques Silva Ana Rita

Ana Rita Silva

People Detail

Address : CBMA, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga

Research Area : Biodiversity

Position : Former people


Ana Rita Silva has a PhD in Bioengineering under the MITPortugal program from the University of Minho (2021) and a scientific background in the fields of environmental biotechnology, bioprocess engineering and molecular biology. Along her research path she improved her expertise in microbiology (aerobic and anaerobic), anaerobic digestion, bioreactors operation, biological wastewater treatment, bioremediation and resources recovery. In the past 5 years of R&D activities published a total of 9 papers in international journals with peer review (h-index= 5) and presented a total of 4 poster communications and 6 oral presentations in international and national scientific meetings.


Valorisation and exploitation of aquatic biodiversity using biotechnological approaches to promote the bio-economy under the scope of River2Ocean project.

Ongoing Projects

River2Ocean - Soluções socio ecológicas e biotecnológicas para a conservação e valorização da biodiversidade aquática na Região do Minho (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000068).


9- Valdo R. Martins; Carlos J. B. Freitas; A. Rita Castro; Rita M. Silva; Eduardo J. Gudina; João C. Sequeira; Andreia F. Salvador; M. Alcina Pereira; Ana J. Cavaleiro. “Corksorb enhances alkane degradation by hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria”.
Front. microbiol (2021) micb.2021.618270

8- Silva, ARM; Abreu AA; Salvador AF, Alves MM; Neves IC; Pereira MA.
“Zeolite addition to improve biohydrogen production from dark fermentation of C5/C6-sugars and Sargassum sp. biomass”.
Sci. rep. (2021)

7- Silva, Rita M.; Castro, Ana Rita; Machado, Raul; Pereira, M. Alcina.
“Dissolved oxygen concentration as a strategy to select type and composition of bacterial storage lipids produced during oilfield produced water treatment”.
Environ. Technol. Innov. (2021)

6- Silva, Rita M.; Fernandes, Ana M.; Fiume, Francesca; Castro, Ana Rita;
Machado, Raúl; Pereira, M. Alcina. “Sequencing batch airlift reactors (SBAR): a suitable technology for treatment and valorization of mineral oil wastewaters towards lipids production”.
Journal of Hazardous Materials (2020)

5- Milke, Lars et al. “Modulation of the central carbon metabolism of
Corynebacterium glutamicum improves malonyl-CoA availability and increases plant polyphenol synthesis”.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2019)

4- Kallscheuer, Nicolai et al. “Identification and microbial production of the raspberry phenol salidroside that is active against Huntington’s disease”.
Plant Physiology (2019)

3- Braga, Adelaide; Silva, M.; Oliveira, Joana A.; Silva, Rita M.; Ferreira,
Patrícia; Ottens, M.; Rocha, Isabel; Faria, Nuno. “An adsorptive bioprocess for production and recovery of resveratrol with Corynebacterium glutamicum”.
Journal of Chemical Technology &Biotechnology ( 2018)

2- Dudnik, Alexey et al.
“BacHBerry: BACterial Hosts for production of Bioactive phenolics from bERRY fruits”. Phytochemistry Reviews (2018)

1- Braga, Adelaide; Oliveira, Joana A.; Silva, Rita M.; Ferreira, Patrícia; Rocha, Isabel; Kallscheuer, Nicolai; Marienhagen, Jan; Faria, Nuno.
“Impact of the cultivation strategy on resveratrol production from glucose in engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum”.
Journal ofBiotechnology (2018)