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GI-1208 - BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Code: GI-1208
Short Name: BIOTEC
Name: Biotechnology
Department: Departamento de Microbioloxía e Parasitoloxía
Departamento de Bioloxía Funcional
Contact: Zarra Cameselle, Ignacio - ignacio.zarra@usc.es
Telf. 981-563100 ext.13325

Research field
  • Genetic fitness of yeast and bacteria of industrial interest
  • Cloning of genes from Higher Plantas and Microorganisms with Biotechnological and Industrial interest
  • Fermentation Pilot Plant optimization to Biotechnological Processes and exploitation of cloned genes from higher plants and microorganisms
  • Plant growth regulation
  • • Regulation of gene expression of apoplastic enzymes
  • • Role of apoplastic factors on the regulation of the mechanical properties of plant cell walls (extensibility) and of the tissues (texture)
  • • Plant cell wall structure
  • Carbohydrates
  • • In vitro plant cell culture. Plants and transformed plants micropropagation and adventitious regeneration .
  • • Plant secondary metabolism. Isolation a characyterization of the metabolites with pharmacological utility
  • • Postharvest physiology of fruits. Plant cell wall function.
  • • Germplasm conservation of endangered endemic plants
  • Histology and ultrastructural studies in plants
  • Cloning of car genes from microbial and higher plants sources for the industrial production of polyisoprenes
  • Use of Plants and Microorganisms for Bioremediation
Technology services
  • Support to Biotechnological Companies in processes related to gene cloning and exploitation of industrial genes/strains
  • • Strucutral and functional characterization of complex carbohydrates by GC-MS, FTIR and HPLC
  • • Analysis of phenolic compounds by GC-MS, FTIR and HPLC
  • • Study of mechanical properties of plant materials by stress-relaxation and creep techniques
  • • Application of glycanases for complex carbohydrates modification
  • • Plant conservation by micropropagation and adventitious regeneration
  • Plant secondary metabolites with pharmacological application and their optimization by in vitro cell culture
Key words
  • CLoning, astaxanthin, cantaxanthin, industrial enzymes, cell wall, micropopagation, polysaccharides, glycanases
Researchers
Name Position ORCID Contact:
Zarra Cameselle, IgnacioCoordinador0000-0001-7203-0688Tel./Ext.: 13325
E-Mail: ignacio.zarra@usc.es
de Miguel Bouzas, TrinidadMembro
Gonzalez Gonzalez, María VictoriaMembro0000-0002-5673-0585
González Villa, TomásMembro0000-0002-9282-6234
Revilla López, María GloriaMembro
Sampedro Jiménez, JavierMembro0000-0002-6534-5347
Sánchez Poza, SandraMembro0000-0001-9601-3866
Feijoo Siota, LucíaIFP
Gonzalez Abril, AnaIFP
Rodriguez Rama, Jose LuisIFP
IP Principal Investigator, IFP Training Research, PA Supporting Researchers and Technicians
External collaborators
Name Institution
María de la Almudena Díaz Pereira  Centro de Transfusión de Galicia
Manuel Ángel Rey Fraile  Universidade de Vigo
María Luz Centeno Martín  Universidad de León
María Luz Centeno Martín  Universidad de León
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