Ana Teixeira Couto

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Ana Teixeira Couto

MSc in Marine Sciences with Specialization in Aquaculture by ICBAS, University of Porto, BSc in Biology by FCUP, University of Porto and Technological Specialization in Oenological Production by AESBUC, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Main research in Aquaculture, Wastewater treatment biotechnology and Cephalopods. Research experience in Octopus vulgaris and Sepia officinalis aquaculture (Welfare, Reproduction and Nutrition), Climate change, Macroalgae communities and invasive species. Former research assistant in WaterJPI project AQUAVAL – Valorization of water use in aquaculture using multitrophic systems, in the Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology and Resources in CBQF.

Currently, PhD student in Biotechnology at ESB, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Doctoral thesis theme: “Aerobic granular sludge technology for the treatment of aquaculture streams”, under the supervision of Dr. Paula Castro, and co-supervision of Dr. Catarina Amorim.

Main functions include studies in microbiology and aquaculture pharmaceuticals biodegradation, microalgae culture and optimization of sequencing batch reactors using Aerobic granular sludge.



Capaz J.C, Hernández-Brooke D., Balvet S., Couto A.T., Alves A.C., Gonçalves R.A., Frias P.A., Andrade J.P., Sykes A.V. (2020) Control of Zootechnology Leads to Improved Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis, L.) Reproduction Performance up to Pre-industrial Levels. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:112. Doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00112.

Sykes A.V., Alves A., Capaz J.C., Madeira C., Couto A.T., Gonçalves R.A., Frias P.A., Leal I., Andrade J.P. (2017) Refining tools for studying cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) reproduction in captivity: In Vivo sexual determination, tagging and DNA collection. Aquaculture, 479, 13–16. Doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.021.

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

PhD student

Academic CV