Team

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia

Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística
Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona

Av. Diagonal, 643, edifici annex, planta 0 08028 Barcelona

Phone.: +34 93 4021487
Fax: +34 93 4039047
Email: crgarcia@ub.edu

Website:
http://www.ub.edu/microbiologia/grupmicrobiologiaen/garcia.html

2015 - present

Associate Professor (Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística, secció Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

2009 - 2015

Lecturer Professor (Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística, secció Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

2008 - 2009

Postdoctoral researcher JAE doc (University of California, Riverside, California, USA/Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica, IMB, CSIC, Campus UAB)

2006 - 2008

Postdoctoral researcher “Beatriu de Pinós” (Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica, IMB, CSIC, Campus UAB)

1999 - 2006

Assistant Professor (Dept. de Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

1999 - 2004

PhD in Biology: "Detección del gen stx2 en muestras ambientales y evaluación de su variabilidad” (Universitat de Barcelona)

1995 - 1999

Degree in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona)

1998 - 1999

Collaboration fellowship (Dept. de Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

 

Ballesté, E.; Pascual-Benito, M.;Martín-Díaz, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Muniesa, M, Jofre, J.; García-Aljaro, C (2019). Dynamics of crAssphage as a human source tracking marker in potentially faecally polluted environment Water Research. 0043-1354 , 155, pp. 233 - 244

 

Carlos Angulo-Preckler; Olatz San Miguel; Cristina García-Aljaro; Conxita Avila (2018). Antibacterial defenses and palatability of shallow-water Antarctic sponge Hydrobiologia. 0018-8158 , 806 , 1, pp. 123 - 138

 

Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R.; Campos,C.; Jofre,J.; Lucena,F (2018). Pathogens, faecal indicators and human-specific microbial source-tracking markers in sewage Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072

 

Balleste,E.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R (2018). Assessment of the decay rates of microbial source tracking molecular markers and faecal indicator bacteria from different source Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072

 

García-aljaro, C.; Ballesté, E.; Muniesa, M (2017). Beyond the canonical strategies of horizontal gene transfer in prokaryote Current Opinion in Microbiology. 1369-5274 , 38, pp. 95 - 105

 

Figuerola B; Angulo-Preckler C; Núñez Pons L; Moles J; Sala-Comorera L; García-Aljaro C; Blanch AR; Avila C (2017). Experimental evidence of chemical defence mechanisms in Antarctic bryozoan Marine Environmental Research. 0141-1136 , 129, pp. 68 - 75

 

Martin-Diaz, J.; Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Pascual-Benito, M.; Galofre, B.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2017). Microcosms for evaluating microbial indicator persistence and mobilization in fluvial sediments during rainfall event Water Research. 0043-1354 , 123, pp. 623 - 631

 

Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Ballesté, E.;Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J (2017). Determination of crAssphage in water samples and applicability for tracking human fecal pollution Microbial Biotechnology. 1751-7915 , 6, pp. 1775 - 1780

 

Garcia-Aljaro, Cristina; Martin-Diaz, Julia; Vinas-Balada, Enric; Calero-Caceres, William; Lucena, Francisco; Blanch, Anicet R (2017). Mobilisation of microbial indicators, microbial source tracking markers and pathogens after rainfall event Water Research. 0043-1354 , 112, pp. 248 - 253

 

Sala-Comorera L; Blanch AR; Vilaro C; Galofre B; García-Aljaro C; (2017). Heterotrophic monitoring at a drinking water treatment plant by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry after different drinking water treatment Journal Of Water And Health. 1477-8920 , 15 , 6, pp. 885 - 897

 

Imamovic, L.; Ballesté, E.; Martínez-Castillo, A.; García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M (2016). Heterogeneity in phage induction enables the survival of the lysogenic population Environmental Microbiology. 1462-2912 , 18 , 3, pp. 957 - 969

 

Sala-Comorera, L.; Vilaró, C.; Galofré, B.; Blanch A.R.; García-Aljaro; C (2016). Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry for bacterial monitoring in routine analysis at a drinking water treatment plant International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 1438-4639 , 219 , 7, pp. 577 - 584

 

Martín-Díaz, J.; Casas-Mangas, R.; García-Aljaro, C.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2016). Somatic coliphages as surrogates for enteroviruses in sludge hygienization treatment Water Science and Technology. 0273-1223 , 73 , 9, pp. 2182 - 2188

 

Agulló-Barceló M.; Galofré B.; Sala L.; García-Aljaro C.; Lucena F.; , Jofre J.; (2016). Simultaneous detection of somatic and F-Specific coliphages in different settings by Escherichia coli strain CB390 FEMS Microbiology Letter. 0378-1097 , 363 , 17, pp. 1 - 5

 

Camacho-Bolós, P.; Avila, C.; Gómez Garreta, A.; Rull Lluch, J.; García-Aljaro, C.; Angulo-Preckler, C (2016). Actividad antimicrobiana de las macroalgas de la Antártida Alga. 1695-8160 , 52, pp. 21 - 21

 

Sala-Comorera, Laura; Blanch, Anicet R.; Vilaro, Caries; Galofre, Belen; Garcia-Aljaro, Cristina (2016). Pseudomonas-related populations associated with reverse osmosis in drinking water treatment Journal of Environmental Management. 0301-4797 , 182, pp. 335 - 341

 

Pascual-Benito,M.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Casanovas-Massana,S.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2015). Effect of hygienization treatment on the recovery and/or regrowth of microbial indicators in sewage sludge Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 118 , 2, pp. 412 - 418

 

Figuerola, B.; Sala-Comorera, L.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Vázquez, J.; Montes, M.J.; García-Aljaro, C.; Mercade, E.; Blanch, A.R.; Avila, C (2014). Antimicrobial activity of Antarctic bryozoans: an ecological perspective with potential for clinical application Marine Environmental Research. 0141-1136 , 101, pp. 52 - 59

 

Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Riera-Heredia, J.; Blanch, A.R (2014). Antimicrobial resistance and presence of the SXT mobile element in Vibrio spp. isolated from aquaculture facilitie New Microbiologica. 1121-7138 , 37 , 3, pp. 339 - 346

 

Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Vargas-Cespedes,G.J.; Blanch,A.R (2012). Detection of acylated homoserine lactones produced by Vibrio spp. and related species isolated from water and aquatic organisms Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 112, pp. 383 - 389

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Melado-Rovira, S.; Milton, D.L.; Blanch, A.R (2012). Quorum-sensing regulates biofilm formation in Vibrio scophthalmi BMC Microbiology. 1471-2180 , 12, p. 287

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Ballesté, E.; Rosselló-Móra, R.; Cifuentes, A.; Richter, M.; Blanch, A.R (2012). Neoscardovia arbecensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from porcine slurrie Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 35 , 6, pp. 374 - 379

 

Baldrich E; Muñoz FX; García-Aljaro, C (2011). Electrochemical detection of quorum sensing signalling molecules by dual signal confirmation at microelectrode arrays Analytical Chemistry. 0003-2700 , 83, pp. 2097 - 2103

 

Munoz-Berbel X; Vigues N; Cortina-Puig M; Escude R; García-Aljaro C; Mas J; Munoz Fx (2011). Real time automatic system for the impedimetric monitoring of bacterial growth Analytical Letter. 0003-2719

 

Bonjoch,X.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R (2011). Persistence and diversity of faecal coliform and enterococci populations in faecally polluted water Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 111, pp. 209 - 215

 

Allué-Guardia, A.; García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M (2011). Bacteriophage-encoding cytolethal distending toxin type-V gene induced from non-clinical Escherichia coli isolate Infection and Immunity. 0019-9567 , 79 , 8, pp. 3262 - 3272

 

García-Aljaro C; Bangar MA; Baldrich E; Muñoz FJ; Mulchandani A (2010). Conducting polymer nanowire-based chemiresistive biosensor for the detection of bacterial spores Biosensors & Bioelectronic. 0956-5663 , 25 , 10, pp. 2309 - 2312

 

García-Aljaro C; Cella LN; Shirale DJ; Park M, Muñoz FJ; Yates MV; Mulchandani A (2010). Carbon nanotubes-based chemiresistive biosensors for detection of microorganisms Biosensors & Bioelectronic. 0956-5663 , 26 , 4, pp. 1437 - 1441

 

Muñoz-Berbel, X; Escudé, R.; García-Aljaro, C.; Cortina, M.; Mas, J.; Muñoz, F.J (2010). Impedimetric approach for monitoring bacterial cultures based on the changes in the magnitude of the interface capacitance Analytical Method. 1759-9660 , 2 , 8, pp. 1036 - 1042

 

Lazcka, O.; García-Aljaro, C; Muñoz, F. J.; del Campo, J.; Mas, J.; Baldrich, E (2010). Amperometric detection of Enterobacteriaceae in river water by measuring β-galactosidase activity at interdigitated microelectrode arrays. Analytica Chimica Acta. 0003-2670 , 677 , 2, pp. 156 - 161

 

García-Aljaro, C. ; Muñoz-Berbel, X; Muñoz, F. J (2009). On-chip impedimetric detection of bacteriophages in dairy samples Biosensors & Bioelectronic. 0956-5663 , 24, pp. 1712 - 1716

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2009). Genotypic and phenotypic diversity among induced, stx2-carrying bacteriophages from environmental Escherichia coli strain Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 75 , 2, pp. 329 - 336

 

Garcia-Aljaro, C; Moreno, E; Andreu, A.; Prats, G.; Blanch, A.R (2009). Phylogroups, virulence determinants and antimicrobial resistance in stx2 gene-carrying Escherichia coli isolated from aquatic environments. Research in Microbiology. 0923-2508 , 160 , 8, pp. 585 - 591

 

García-Aljaro, C , Muñoz, F. J., Baldrich, E (2009). Captavidin: a new regenerable biocomponent for biosensing? Analyst. 0003-2654 , 134 , 11, pp. 2338 - 2343

 

García-Aljaro, C; Eberl.L.; Riedel. K. ; Blanch, A.R (2008). Detection of quorum-sensing-related molecules in Vibrio scophthalmi. BMC Microbiology. 1471-2180 , 13 , 8, p. 138

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muñoz-Berbel, X.; Jenkins, A.T.A.; Blanch, A.R.; Muñoz, F.J (2008). Surface plasmon resonance assay for real-time monitoring of somatic coliphages in wastewaters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 74 , 13, pp. 4054 - 4058

 

Muñoz-Berbel, X.; García-Aljaro, C.; Muñoz, F.J (2008). Impedimetric approach for monitoring the formation of Pseudomonas putida biofilms on metallic surfaces and the subsequent application to the detection of bacteriophages Electrochimica Acta. 0013-4686 , 53, pp. 5739 - 5744

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2006). Newly identified bacteriophages carrying the stx2g Shiga toxin gene isolated from Escherichia coli strains in polluted water FEMS Microbiology Letter. 0378-1097 , 258, pp. 127 - 135

 

Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Blanch, A.R (2006). Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in the environment Environmental Science & Technology. , 40, pp. 7141 - 7149

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Bonjoch, X. ; Blanch, A. R (2005). Combined use of an Immunomagnetic Separation Method and Immunoblotting for the Enumeration and Isolation of E. coli O157 in Wastewaters Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 98, pp. 589 - 597

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Blanco, J. E.; Blanco, M.; Blanco, J.; Jofre, J., ; Blanch, A. R (2005). Characterization of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Aquatic Environments FEMS Microbiology Letter. 0378-1097 , 246, pp. 55 - 65

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2004). Prevalence of the stx2 gene in coliform populations from aquatic environment Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 70 , 6, pp. 3535 - 3540

 

Blanch, A.R.; García, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J (2003). Detection, enumeration and isolation of strains carrying the stx2 gene from urban sewage Water Science and Technology. 0273-1223 , 47 , 3, pp. 109 - 116

 

Savva, D; Garcia-Aljaro C.; Lawes, K.P. ; Swiergosz-Kowalewska R (2002). Characterisation of DNA probes for the analysis of metallothionein gene expression in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) Environment International. 0160-4120 , 28, pp. 139 - 146