Ayalkibet Hundesa

Biografia i/o tasques: 

Veterinary and PhD in environmental microbiology and biotechnology. His research is focused on the study of human and animal viruses present in the environment and its potential application as indicators of fecal pollution from human and/or animal origin (microbial source tracking).He also develops new molecular methods to detect and quantify animal viruses.

Characterisation of the sewage virome: compar...
Microbiological contamination of conventional...
Metagenomic analysis of viruses, bacteria and...


URBANWAT is a project financed by the EU Commission under the call “Closing the Water Cycle Gap”of  the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. This research propose an improvement of tools and criteria for groundwater management in urban areas to ensure the sustainability of urban water resources and define their potential uses, from an integral approach.



New METAgenomics and molecular based tools for european scale identification and control of emergent microbial contaminants in irrigation WATER.

Irrigation water may be the source of microbiological contamination of fresh vegetables and has been associated to important food-borne epidemics of gastroenteritis, acute hepatitis and other important diseases.