Category Archives: Advances in reaserch activities

Noticias sobre los avances en la investigación del grupo.

El día 11 de febrero, nuestra investigadora Yolanda Espín presetará su trabajo de investigación a los alumnos del Grado de Biotecnología de la UCLM

BIOTECNOLOGÍA para mejorar la calidad del agua

Yolanda Espín está realizando llevando a cabo una interesatne investigación sobre los microrganismos involucrados en la degradación de microcontaminantes. El próximo día 11 de febrero, presetará su trabajo a los alumnos del Grado de Biotecnología de la UCLM con el propósito de que conozcan las líneas de investigación que se desarrollan actualmente en el Laboratorio de Biotecnología y RRNN.

A new Doctor of Philosophy in the Research Group: Dr. Nicolás Valiente Parra

CONGRATULATIONS!

Last October 5th, Mr. Nicolás Valiente Parra, defended, in the EID-UCLM Conference Hall, the Doctoral Tesis entitled “A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH FOR ASSESSING NATURAL ATTENUATION OF POLLUTANTS IN A HIGHLY SALINE LAKE-AQUIFER SYSTEM: THE CASE OF PÉTROLA LAKE, SPAIN “.

The Thesis obtained the maximum qualification: Excellent “cum laude”. The title of Doctor will include the “International Doctorate Mention”. The thesis was supervised by Juan José Gómez Alday (Faculty of Education-UCLM) and Franz Jirsa (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry-University of Vienna).

At the end of the Defence Act. From left yo right: Franz Jirsa, Neus Otero, Nicolás Valiente, Raúl Carrey, Juan José Gómez-Alday, José Antonio Fernández, Beatriz Toledo, Alfonso Menchén, Rossana Margalef, Miguel Gutiérrez and Yolanda Espín.

1ª reunión de Coordinación del proyecto PACE

In January 2018, the MINISTERIO de ECONOMÍA, INDUSTRIA y COMPETITIVIDAD (MINECO) informed us about the provisional resolution of the R + D + i project , “Attenuation processes of conventional and emerging pollutants from agricultural and industrial sources in waters” (CALL 2017, RETOS Program; CHALLENGES of the SOCIETY), in which the UCLM participates as subproject under the coordination of the University of Barcelona. In the project also acts as coordinated groups the University of Girona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

On May 22 and 23, 2018, the first PACE project meeting was held at the IDR. In this meeting, the following steps to be taken in the research were addressed, establishing the most important milestones to be reached in the project task-coordination.

Cyanobacteria and biodegradation of pollutants in ecosystems

Recently, Dra. Gurbuz of the Department of Environmental Engineering (University of Aksaray, Turkey) visited our facilities with the purpose of collaborating in different aspects relating to the biodegradation of pollutants in aquatic systems.

Dra. Gurbuz is expertising in analyzing microcytins in water systems and has focused on removal mechanisms of the hazardous materials such as heavy metals, arsenics, cyanide…..including   microcystins via biotreatments, biomembrane systems.