Riveiro-Barciela, M., Mínguez, B., Gironés, R., Rodriguez-Frías, F., Quer, J., Buti, M.. 2015. Phylogenetic demonstration of hepatitis E infection transmitted by pork meat ingestion. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 49(2), 165-168.
Rusiñol, M., Fernandez-Cassi, X., Hundesa, A., Vieira, C., Kern, A., Eriksson, I., Ziros, P., Kay, D., Miagostovich, M., Vargha, M., Allard, A., Vantarakis, A., Wyn-Jones, P., Bofill-Mas, S., Girones, R.. 2014. Application of human and animal viral microbial source tracking tools in fresh and marine waters from five different geographical areas. Water Research, 59:119-129.
Victoria, M., Fumian, T.M., Rocha, M.S., Dalmao, F., Leite, J.P., Girones, R., Miagostovich, M.P.. 2014. Gastroenteric virus dissemination and influence of rainfall events in urban beaches in Brazil. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 117(4), 1210-1218.
Sospedra, M., Schippling, S., Yousef, S., Jelcic, I., Bofill-Mas, S., Planas, R., Stellmann, J. P., Demina, V., Cinque, P., Garcea, R., Croughs, T., Girones, R., Martin, R.. 2014. Treating progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with interleukin 7 and vaccination with JC virus capsid protein VP1. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(11), 1588-1592.
Girones, R., Carratalà, A., Calgua, B., Calvo, M., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Emerson, S.. 2014. Chlorine inactivation of hepatitis E virus and human adenovirus 2 in water. Journal of Water and Health. 12(3):436-442.
Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Hundesa, A., Calgua, B., Carratala, A., Maluquer de Motes, C., Rusiñol, M., Moresco, V., Ramos, A. P., Martínez-Marca, F., Calvo, M., Monte Barardi, C. R., Girones, R., Bofill-Mas, S.. 2013. Adenovirus and norovirus contaminants in commercially distributed shellfish. Food and Environmental Virology. In press.
Sprenger, G., Lorenzen, A., Grunert, M., Ronghang, H., Dizer H., Selinka, C., Girones, R., Lopez-Pila, J. M., Mittal , A., Szewzyk, R.. 2013. Removal of indigenous coliphages and enteric viruses during riverbank filtration from highly polluted river water in Delhi (India). Journal of Water and Health. In press.
Rusiñol, M., Carratalà, A., Hundesa, A., Bach, A., Kern, A., Vantarakis, A., … Bofill-Mas, S.. 2013. Description of a novel viral tool to identify and quantify ovine faecal pollution in the environment. The Science of the Total Environment, 458-460, 355-360.
Jelcic, I., Aly, L., Binder, T. M. C., Jelcic, I., Bofill-Mas, S., Planas, R., … Martin, R.. 2013. T cell epitope mapping of JC polyoma virus-encoded proteome reveals reduced T cell responses in HLA-DRB1*04:01+ donors. Journal of Virology, 87(6), 3393-3408.
Carratalà, A., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Hundesa, A., Rusiñol, M., Fresno, S., Cook, N., & Girones, R.. 2013. Effect of temperature and sunlight on the stability of human adenoviruses and MS2 as fecal contaminants on fresh produce surfaces. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 164(2-3), 128-134.
Calgua, Byron, Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Hundesa, A., Suñen, E., Calvo, M., Bofill-Mas, S., & Girones, R.. 2013. New methods for the concentration of viruses from urban sewage using quantitative PCR. Journal of Virological Methods, 187(2), 215-221.
Calgua, Byron, Fumian, T., Rusiñol, M., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Mbayed, V. A., Bofill-Mas, S., Girones, R.. 2013. Detection and quantification of classic and emerging viruses by skimmed-milk flocculation and PCR in river water from two geographical areas. Water Research, 47, 2797-2810.
Bofill-Mas, S., Rusiñol, M., Fernandez-Cassi, X., Carratalà, A., Hundesa, A., Girones, R.. 2013. Quantification of human and animal viruses to differentiate the origin of the fecal contamination present in environmental samples. BioMed Research International.
Carratalà, A., Rusiñol, M., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Guerrero-Latorre, L., Sommer, R., & Girones, R.. 2013. Environmental Effectors on the Inactivation of Human Adenoviruses in Water. Food and Environmental Virology, 203-214.
Rodriguez-Manzano, J, Alonso, J. L., Ferrús, M. A., Moreno, Y., Amorós, I., Calgua, B., … Girones, R.. 2012. Standard and new faecal indicators and pathogens in sewage treatment plants, microbiological parameters for improving the control of reclaimed water. Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 66(12), 2517–2523.
Wyer, M. D., Wyn-Jones, A. P., Kay, D., Au-Yeung, H.-K. C., Gironés, R., López-Pila, J., … Schneider, O.. 2012. Relationships between human adenoviruses and faecal indicator organisms in European recreational waters. Water Research, 46(13), 4130-4141.
Rodríguez-Lázaro, D., Cook, N., Ruggeri, F. M., Sellwood, J., Nasser, A., Nascimento, M. S. J., … van der Poel, W. H. M.. 2012. Virus hazards from food, water and other contaminated environments. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 36(4), 786-814.
Maluquer de Motes, C., Espinosa, J.-C., Esteban, A., Calvo, M., Girones, R., & Torres, J. M.. 2012. Persistence of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy infectious agent in sewage. Environmental Research, 117, 1-7.
Jardi, R., Crespo, M., Homs, M., van den Eynde, E., Girones, R., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., … Rodriguez-Frias, F.. 2012. HIV, HEV and cirrhosis: evidence of a possible link from eastern Spain. HIV medicine, 13(6), 379-83.
De Abreu Correa, A., Carratala, A., Barardi, C. R. M., Calvo, M., Girones, R., Bofill-Mas, S.. 2012. Comparative inactivation of Murine Norovirus, Human Adenovirus, and Human JC Polyomavirus by chlorine in seawater. Environmental Microbiology, 78(18), 6450-6457.
Carratala, A., Rusinol, M., Hundesa, A., Biarnes, M., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Vantarakis, A., … Bofill-Mas, S.. 2012. A Novel Tool for Specific Detection and Quantification of Chicken/Turkey Parvoviruses To Trace Poultry Fecal Contamination in the Environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(20), 7496-7499.
Calgua, Byron, Barardi, C. R. M., Bofill-Mas, S., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., & Girones, R.. 2011. Detection and quantitation of infectious human adenoviruses and JC polyomaviruses in water by immunofluorescence assay. Journal of Virological Methods, 171(1), 1-7.
62. Wyn-Jones, A. P., Carducci, A., Cook, N., D’Agostino, M., Divizia, M., Fleischer, J., … Wyer, M.. 2011. Surveillance of adenoviruses and noroviruses in European recreational waters. Water Research, 45(3), 1025-1038.
Maluquer de Motes, Carlos, Hundesa, A., Almeida, F. C., Bofill-Mas, S., & Girones, R.. 2011. Isolation of a novel monkey adenovirus reveals a new phylogenetic clade in the evolutionary history of simian adenoviruses. Virology Journal, 8, 125.
Guerrero-Latorre, L., Carratala, A., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Calgua, B., Hundesa, A., & Girones, R.. 2011. Occurrence of water-borne enteric viruses in two settlements based in Eastern Chad: analysis of hepatitis E virus, hepatitis A virus and human adenovirus in water sources. Journal of Water and Health, 9(3), 515-24.
Cantalupo, P. G., Calgua, B., Zhao, G., Hundesa, A., Wier, A. D., Katz, J. P., … Pipas, J. M.. 2011. Raw sewage harbors diverse viral populations. mBio, 2(5), e00180–11–e00180–11.
Bofill-Mas, S. S., Hundesa, A., Calgua, B., Rusiñol, M., Maluquer de Motes, C., Girones, R., & de Motes, C. M.. 2011. Cost-effective method for microbial source tracking using specific human and animal viruses. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 5(58), 5-9.
Aly, L., Yousef, S., Schippling, S., Jelcic, I., Breiden, P., Matschke, J., Martin, R.. 2011. Central role of JC virus-specific CD4+ lymphocytes in progressive multi-focal leucoencephalopathy-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Brain, 134, 2687-2702.
Rodriguez-Manzano, Jesus, Miagostovich, M., Hundesa, A., Clemente-Casares, P., Carratala, A., Buti, M., Girones, R.. 2010. Analysis of the evolution in the circulation of HAV and HEV in eastern Spain by testing urban sewage samples. Journal of Water and Health, 8(2), 346-54.
Hundesa, Ayalkibet, Bofill-Mas, S., Maluquer de Motes, C., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Bach, A., Casas, M., & Girones, R.. 2010. Development of a quantitative PCR assay for the quantitation of bovine polyomavirus as a microbial source-tracking tool. Journal of Virological Methods, 163(2), 385-389.
Girones, R., Ferrús, M. A., Alonso, J. L., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Calgua, B., Corrêa, A. de A., … Bofill-mas, S.. 2010. Molecular detection of pathogens in water--the pros and cons of molecular techniques. Water Research, 44(15), 4325-4339.
Fumian, T. M., Guimarães, F. R., Pereira Vaz, B. J., da Silva, M. T. T., Muylaert, F. F., Bofill-Mas, S., Miagostovich, M. P. 2010. Molecular detection, quantification and characterization of human polyomavirus JC from waste water in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Water and Health, 8(3), 438–445.
Buti, M., Dominguez, A., Plans, P., Jardí, R., Rodriguez-Frias, F., Gironés, R., … Plasencia, A.. 2010. Infrequent detection of hepatitis E virus RNA in pregnant women with hepatitis E virus antibodies in Spain. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 30(10), 1549-1551.
Bofill-Mas, Sílvia, Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Calgua, B., Carratala, A., & Girones, R.. 2010. Newly described human polyomaviruses Merkel cell, KI and WU are present in urban sewage and may represent potential environmental contaminants. Virology Journal, 7, 141.
Clemente-Casares, P., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., & Girones, R.. 2009. Hepatitis E virus genotype 3 and sporadically also genotype 1 circulate in the population of Catalonia, Spain. Journal of Water and Health, 7(4), 664-673.
Loh, J., Zhao, G., Presti, R. M., Holtz, L. R., Finkbeiner, S. R., Droit, L., … Virgin, H. W.. 2009. Detection of novel sequences related to african Swine Fever virus in human serum and sewage. Journal of Virology, 83(24), 13019-13025.
Hundesa, A, Maluquer de Motes, C., Albinana-Gimenez, N., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Bofill-Mas, S., Suñen, E., & Rosina Girones, R.. 2009. Development of a qPCR assay for the quantification of porcine adenoviruses as an MST tool for swine fecal contamination in the environment. Journal of Virological Methods, 158(1-2), 130-135.
Holtz, L. R., Finkbeiner, S. R., Zhao, G., Kirkwood, C. D., Girones, R., Pipas, J. M., & Wang, D.. 2009. Klassevirus 1, a previously undescribed member of the family Picornaviridae, is globally widespread. Virology Journal, 6, 86.
Albinana-Gimenez, N., Miagostovich, M. P., Calgua, B., Huguet, J. M., Matia, L., & Girones, R.. 2009. Analysis of adenoviruses and polyomaviruses quantified by qPCR as indicators of water quality in source and drinking-water treatment plants. Water Research, 43(7), 2011-2019.
Albinana-Gimenez N, Clemente-Casares P, Calgua B, Huguet JM, Courtois S, G. R., Albinana-Gimenez, N., Clemente-Casares, P., Calgua, B., Huguet, J. M., Courtois, S., & Girones, R.. 2009. Comparison of methods for concentrating human adenoviruses, polyomavirus JC and noroviruses in source waters and drinking water using quantitative PCR. Journal of Virological Methods., 158(1-2), 104-109.
Maluquer de Motes, Carlos, Grassi, J., Simon, S., Herva, M. E., Torres, J. M., Pumarola, M., & Girones, R.. 2008. Excretion of BSE and scrapie prions in stools from murine models. Veterinary Microbiology, 131(1-2), 205-211.
Maluquer de Motes, C, Simon, S., Grassi, J., Torres, J. M., Pumarola, M., & Girones, R.. 2008. Assessing the presence of BSE and scrapie in slaughterhouse wastewater. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 105(5), 1649-1657.
Maluquer de Motes, C, Cano, M. J., Torres, J. M., Pumarola, M., & Girones, R.. 2008. Detection and survival of prion agents in aquatic environments. Water research, 42(10-11), 2465–72.
Calgua, B, Mengewein, A., Grunert, A., Bofill-Mas, S., Clemente-Casares, P., Hundesa, A., … Girones, R.. 2008. Development and application of a one-step low cost procedure to concentrate viruses from seawater samples. Journal of Virological Methods, 153(2), 79-83.
Hundesa, Ayalkibet, Maluquer de Motes, C., Bofill-Mas, S., Albinana-Gimenez, N., & Girones, R.. 2006. Identification of human and animal adenoviruses and polyomaviruses for determination of sources of fecal contamination in the environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(12), 7886-7893.
Bofill-Mas, S., Albinana-Gimenez, N., Clemente-Casares, P., Hundesa, A., Rodriguez-Manzano, J., Allard, A., Girones, R.. 2006. Quantification and stability of human adenoviruses and polyomavirus JCPyV in wastewater matrices. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(12), 7894-7896.
Albinana-Gimenez, N., Clemente-Casares, P., Bofill-Mas, S., Hundesa, A., Ribas, F., Girones, R.. 2006. Distribution of human polyomaviruses, adenoviruses, and hepatitis E virus in the environment and in a drinking-water treatment plant. Environmental Science & Technology, 40(23), 7416-7422.
Formiga-Cruz, M., Hundesa, A., Clemente-Casares, P., Albiñana-Gimenez, N., Allard, A., & Girones, R.. 2005. Nested multiplex PCR assay for detection of human enteric viruses in shellfish and sewage. Journal of Virological Methods, 125(2), 111-118.
Clemente-Casares, P., Albiñana-Giménez, N., Girones Llop, R., Bofill-Mas, S., Maluquer de Motes Porta, C., & Hundesa Gonfa, A.. 2005. Efectos sobre la salud de la contaminación de agua y alimentos por virus emergentes humanos. Revista Española de Salud Pública.
Brion, Gail, Viswanathan, C., Neelakantan, T. R., Lingireddy, S., Girones, R., Lees, D., … Vantarakis, A.. 2005. Artificial neural network prediction of viruses in shellfish. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(9), 5244–5253.
Communication in the 18th International Sympo...



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.

Laboratorio de Virus Contaminantes de Agua y...


El Laboratorio de Virus Contaminantes de Agua y Alimentos pertenece al Departamento de Estadística, Microbiología y Estadística de la Universidad de Barcelona (UB).