CV Patricia Moniz



Patricia Moniz (CV)

Bolseira de Investigação

Mestre em Engenheria Alimentar                           

Instituto Piaget, ISEIT


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Education and Training

Graduation and MSc in Food Engineering, Instituto Piaget, ISEIT; Almada, Portugal (2008)

PhD in Food Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal (2014)

Research and Professional Experience

Nov. 2016 - Post-Doctoral Researcher

CEBAL - Centre of agronomic and Agro-Industrial biotechnology of Alentejo
Project SelecTEcoli - Selection and characterization of E. coli strains presenting high tolerance to multi-inhibitors derived from lignocellulosic biomass pre-treatments.

Apr. 2014 – Mar. 2015 Research Fellow

LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Project PRODER “SEC-Milho - Use of corn cobs and straw as an energy source”

Apr. 2009 - Mar. 2014 PhD Student/Researcher

CEF - Forest Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon and LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Project SFRH/BD/48421/2008 - Fractionation of agro-industrial residues to obtain high quality hemicelluloses and lignin to an integrated upgrading in a biorefinery framework

2010 - Green Project Awards Prize

Awarded with Green Project Awards (2010), “VALORAlfa” Best R&D project.

Sep. 2007 – Mar. 2009 Research trainee

INETI - Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Tecnologia e Inovação
Project VALORAlfa - Upgrading of carob pulp for the production of food ingredients with functional properties with high added-value”, AdI, Ideia Programme

Current interests of research

Biorefineries, Bioprocesses, Microbial Physiology, Selective pretreatments of lignocellulosic materials

Selected Publications

Papers in peer reviewed journals

Moniz, P., HO, A.L., Duarte, L.C., Kolida, S., Rastall, R.A., Pereira, H., Carvalheiro, F. (2016) Assessment on the bifidogenic effect of corn straw xylo-oligosaccharides, Carbohydrate Polymers, 136, 466-473

Moniz, P., Lino, J.; Duarte, L.C., Roseiro, L.B.; Boeriu, C.G.; Pereira, H., Carvalheiro, F (2015) Fractionation of hemicelluloses and lignin from rice straw by combining autohydrolysis and optimised mild organosolv delignification. BioResources, 10 (2), 2626-2641

Moniz, P., Pereira, H., Duarte, L.C., Carvalheiro, F. (2014) Hydrothermal production and gel filtration purification of xylo-oligosaccharides from rice straw, Industrial Crops and Products, 62, 460-465

Rossberg, C., Steffien, D., Bremer, M., Koenig, S., Carvalheiro, F., Duarte, L.C., Moniz, P., Hoernicke, M., Bertau, M., Fischer, S. (2014) Pulp properties resulting from different pretreatments of wheat straw and their influence on enzymatic hydrolysis rate. Bioresource Technology 169, 206-12

Moniz, P., Pereira, H., Quilhó, T., Carvalheiro, F. (2013) Characterisation and hydrothermal processing optimisation of corn straw towards the selective fractionation of hemicelluloses. Industrial Crops and Products, 50, 145-153.

Book Chapters

F. Carvalheiro, L.C. Duarte, F. Gírio, P. Moniz, Hydrothermal/Liquid Hot Water Pretreatment (Autohydrolysis): A Multipurpose Process for Biomass Upgrading, in: S.I. Mussatto (Ed.), Biomass Fractionation Technologies for a Lignocellulosic Feedstock Based Biorefinery, Elsevier, 2016, pp. 315–347.


Moniz, P. (2014) Fractionation of agro-industrial residues to obtain high quality hemicelluloses and lignin to an integrated upgrading in a biorefinery framework (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa)

Moniz, P.(2008) Production of mannitol from carob syrups, MSc thesis (Instituto Piaget).

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