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Mariana Matos, PhD student at the Biochemical Engineering Lab (BIOENG), led by Maria Ascensão Reis, has been awarded the Best Oral Presentation at the Joint Conference 7th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VII) and the 11th International Society for Environmental Biotechnology conference (ISEB 2018), which took place in Chania, Greece, between 25 and 28 June.

In her presentation “Productivity optimisation of a pilot scale process for bioconversasion of fruit waste into PHA using MMCs” Maria Matos showed the research work that she has been doing in the scope of the RES URBIS European Project. The prize is sponsored by Environmental Biotechnology Section of the European Federation of Biotechnology.