Rosina Girones-Research group leader

Biografia i/o tasques: 

Rosina Girones has worked in the areas of basic and environmental Virology, and has published more than 100 scientific publications. Rosina Girones is professor of Microbiology and Head of the Microbiology Section of the Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics Department of the University of Barcelona and is the leader of  the Laboratory of Virus Contaminants of Water and Food (VIRCONT).  She is professor and coordinator in different courses, Virology (Grade Biology), Diagnostic Techniques (Degree of Biomedical Sciences) and Molecular Diagnostics (Master of Molecular Biotechnology) and teaches other subjects related to Virology in the Master of Advanced Microbiology and Master "Water. Interdisciplinary analysis and Sustainable Management ".

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.