Aneli M. Barbosa

Aneli M. Barbosa
Biorefining Research Institute


Dr. Aneli M. Barbosa held an Associate Professorship in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), in the state of Paraná, Brazil, from 1982 until 2010, when she retired. She is now a Research Scientist at the Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada). Dr Barbosa graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from UEL in 1978, then performed Masters (1984) and Doctorate (1992) degrees in Biochemistry at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil). She spent post-doc terms at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, (1994-1995) studying enzymes involved in the degradation of aromatic and xenobiotic compounds; and Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain (2007), on yeast beta-glucosidases and their roles in wine oenology. In 2009, Dr. Barbosa was Visiting Scientist resident at the BRI (Lakehead University) studying enzymes from Boreal Forest wood-decay fungi and their applications in biorefining processes. During her activities at UEL, Dr. Barbosa supervised more than 80 students (under-graduate and post-graduate) on thesis projects. Her published research (60 research and 220 conference papers, one book and 4 book chapters), and hold 3 patents on botryosphaeran. 


Research Interest

Aneli Barbosa  research interest focuses in applied biochemistry and microbiology on the production of microbial enzymes (xylanases, laccases, beta-glucanases, lipases, beta-glucosidases) and fungal exopolysaccharides (botryosphaeran). Her other research interests include enzyme and fermentation technology, polysaccharide chemistry, applications of fungal enzymes in biorefining processes and biotechnology.