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Vircont

Supervised thesis

1. Optimization of methods for the study of the risk associated to faecal contamination of water and food: quantification of pathogens and risk of viral infections and metagenomic analysis of viruses associated with hepatitis.
Eloy Anibal Gonzales Gustavson, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2018
2. Aplication of next generation sequencing to the study of potential water and food viral contaminants.
Xavier Fernández-Cassi. University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2017
3. Computational methods for the identification of emerging viruses analyzed by high throughput sequencing in water and food.
Natalia Timoneda Solé, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2017
4. Spread and source tracking of viral contamination in river catchments.
Marta Rusiñol, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2014
5. Environmental viral pollution: persistence and source tracking.
Anna Carratalà Ripollès, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2013
6. New methods for the study of human viruses as environmental contaminants.
Byron Calgua, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2013
7. Detection and characterization of emergent pathogenic viruses of interest in food safety.
Jesús Rodriguez Manzano, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2012
8. Characterization of human and animal viruses for its application as fecal microbial source tracking tools.
Ayalkibet Hundesa Gonfa, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2011
9. Analysis of human polyomaviruses and adenoviruses as human fecal indicators in water.
Néstor Albiñana Giménez, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2008
10. Stusy of prions excretion and stability in the environment.
Carlos Maluquer de Motes Porta, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2007
11. Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in industrialized areas.
Pilar Clemente Casares, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology, 2005
12. Viral contamination in shellfish: detection and characterization.
Meritxell Formiga Cruz, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2004
13. Detection and characterization of excreted human polyomaviruses in environmental samples.
Sílvia Bofill Mas, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2003
14. Application of enteric bacteriophages as model microorganisms in shellfish.
Idoia Muniain Mujika, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2002
15. Detection and characterization of human pathogenic viruses in environmental samples and shellfish.
Sonia Pina Pedrero, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 2001
16. Molecular characterizationr of Bacteroides fragilis phages proposed as human fecal viral indicators.
Montserrat Puig Just, University de Barcelona, Faculty of Biology. 1998
Characterisation of the sewage virome: compar...
Microbiological contamination of conventional...
Metagenomic analysis of viruses, bacteria and...
URBANWAT JPI project

 

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.

 

METAWATER

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.