Prof. Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Unit of Envinronmental Engineering, Spain




1999 Ph.D., University of Vigo, Chemistry

1994 Diploma, University of Cádiz, Marine Chemistry

1992 B.Sc., University of Santiago de Compostela, Industrial Chemistry

Publications (selected)

  1. J.F. Osma, J.L. Toca Herrera and S. Rodríguez Couto (2007). Banana skin; a novel waste for laccase production by Trametes pubescens under solid-state conditions. Application to synthetic dye decolouration. Dyes & Pigments, 75: 32-37.
  2. M. Schröder, L. Pereira, S. Rodríguez Couto, A. Erlacher, K.-U. Schöning, A. Cavaco-Paulo and G. M. Gübitz (2007). Enzymatic synthesis of Tinuvin. Enzyme and Microbial Technology ,40: 1748-1752.
  3. S. Rodríguez Couto (2007). Laccase from Trametes hirsuta grown on paper cuttings. Application to synthetic dye decoloration at different pHs. Engineering in Life Sciences, 7: 229-234.
  4. J.F. Osma, MaV. Saravia, J.L. Toca Herrera and S. Rodríguez Couto (2007). Sunflower seed shells: a novel and effective low-cost adsorbent for the removal of the diazo dye Reactive Black 5 from aqueous solutions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 147: 900-905.
  5. S. Rodríguez Couto (2007). Decolouration of industrial azo dyes by crude laccase from Trametes hirsuta. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 148: 768-770.
  6. S. Rodríguez Couto, J.F. Osma, MaV. Saravia, G.M. Gübitz and J.L. Toca Herrera (2007). Coating of immobilised laccase for stability enhancement: a novel approach. Applied Catalysis A: General, 329: 156-160.
  7. J.F. Osma, S. Rodríguez Couto and J.L. Toca Herrera (2007). Effect of different organic nitrogen sources on laccase production by Trametes pubescens. Journal of Biotechnology, 131S: S226.
  8. J.F. Osma, S. Rodríguez Couto and J.L. Toca Herrera (2007). Poly-R-478 and ABTS oxidation by the white-rot fungus Trametes pubescens on agar plates. Journal of Biotechnology, 131S: S229
  9. S. Rodríguez-Couto and J.L. Toca-Herrera (2007). Laccase production at reactor scale by filamentous fungi. Biotechnology Advances, 25: 558-569.
  10. S. Rodríguez-Couto and J.L. Toca-Herrera (2007). Laccases in pollution control. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology, 1: 34-45.
  11. S. Rodríguez-Couto (2008). Exploitation of biological wastes for the production of value-added products under solid-state fermentation conditions. Biotechnology Journal, 3: 859-870.
  12. L. Jiménez, I. Katakis, A. Fabregat, T. Schafer, S. Rodríguez, J. M. Mateo, M. Giamberini, B. Rivera, P. Argüeso, E. Calero, L. Vico, F. Hernandez, R. Genc, M. Medir, J. R. Alabart and G. Guillén-Gosálbez (2008). CAPE tools in biotechnology: why, when, what, who, which ones and where? Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 25: 1181-1186.
  13. K. Enayatzamir, H.A. Alikhani and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Simultaneous production of laccase and decolouration of the diazo dye Reactive Black 5 in a fixed-bed bioreactor. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 164: 296-300.
  14. R. Genc and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Using biotechnology in the laboratory: using an immobilized-laccase reactor-system to learn about wastewater treatment. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 37: 182-185.
  15. S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Removal of dyes by immobilised fungi. Biotechnology Advances, 27: 227-235.
  16. S. Rodríguez Couto, J.F. Osma and J.L. Toca-Herrera (2009). Removal of synthetic dyes by an eco-friendly strategy. Engineering in Life Sciences, 9: 116-123.
  17. K. Enayatzamir, H. A. Alikhani and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Assessment of the joint effect of laccase and cellobiose dehydrogenase on the decolouration of synthetic dyes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169: 176-181.
  18. M. S. Roriz, J. F. Osma, J. A. Teixeira and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Application of response surface methodological approach to optimise Reactive Black 5 decolouration by laccase from Trametes pubescens. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169: 691-696.
  19. K. Enayatzamir, H. A. Alikhani, F. Tabandeh, B. Yakhchali, L. Mohammadi and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Combined action of laccase and cellobiose dehydrogenase for the decolouration of the azo dye Ponceau Xylidine R. New Biotechnology, 25S: S152.
  20. S. Rodríguez-Couto (2009). Enzymatic biotransformation of synthetic dyes. Current Drug metabolism, 10: 1048-1054.
  21. K. Enayatzamir, B. Yakhchali, F. Tabandeh and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2010). Decolouration of azo dyes by Phanerochaete chrysosporium immobilised into alginate beads. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 17: 145-153.
  22. J.F. Osma, J.L. Toca Herrera and S. Rodríguez-Couto (2010). Biodegradation of a simulated textile effluent by immobilised-coated laccase in laboratory-scale reactors. Applied Catalysis A: General, 373: 147-153.

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