Marta Rusiñol Arantegui

Biografia i/o tasques: 

PhD in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. Her studies focus in water analysis and sustainable water management, more specifically in fecal source tracking tools and the evaluation of virus dissemination in the environment. At present, she works in metagenomics and molecular based tools to identify and control emergent microbial contaminants in irrigation water. She is an associated professor at the Microbiology department of the Biology Faculty, University of Barcelona.

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.