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Agri-food Technology and Biotechnology

The doctoral programme in Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology was born of the UPC’s earlier programme in Agri-Food Biotechnology and Sustainability (Royal Decree 778/1998), which was started in the 2003-04 academic year.

In fact, this programme arose as the result of the academic collaboration between the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering (ESAB) and the UPC that aimed to delve into studies and research in the agri-food field. This collaboration was established before the year 2000, at a time when the ESAB was not a stand-alone institution, but rather one dependent academically and financially on the Diputació de Barcelona.

The doctoral programme is currently associated with the UPC’s Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology, and it collaborates with some of the professors from the UPC’s Department of Chemical Engineering, who, due to the nature of their particular research work, fit better into our programme’s framework. The programme also collaborates with researchers from other universities and research centres (the IRTA and the CSIC). The Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology was created in 2001 specifically to integrate ESAB personnel into the UPC. As previously mentioned, classes began under the name Agri-Food Biotechnology and Sustainability, and later, once legislative changes were passed by the EHEA, the name was changed to its current one: Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology.

The need for the programme is warranted by the large amount of agri-food trade in Catalonia, especially in the province of Barcelona, where it exceeds 60% of all trade. Given the growing sophistication affecting the agri-food industry and the high level of complexity and multidisciplinary nature of some of its technological aspects (sensors, packaging, logistics, tools for molecular analyses and detection, etc.), there is demand in the industry for personnel specialised in innovation and research. The fact that this doctoral programme is offered from a polytechnic university, such as the UPC, means that the technological aspects that are not specific to research in our Department, but which are covered by other UPC centres and departments, can be easily handled. For example, other UPC bodies conduct research into the fields of chemical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, mathematics, communication and signal theory and business management and administration.

It is for this reason that the research performed by the groups that make up this doctoral programme can be directed at a large number of sectors, including,:

• Sustainable agriculture and food quality
• Environmental engineering
• Plant pathology
• Aquaculture production systems
• Computational biology and simulations
• Agriculture economics (in collaboration with the University of Lleida)
• Weed control and plant ecology (in collaboration with the University of Lleida)
• Food technologies
• Precision agriculture (in collaboration with the University of Lleida)

All of these sectors are currently growing notably, both in production and in the innovation and complexity of the technologies that they use. The only way to prepare personnel specialised in research in these fields is through this doctoral programme.

The doctoral programme in Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology is clearly warranted, not only because of its direct relationship with the industrial sector closest to home, but also because of the existence of other similar programmes across the USA and Europe (e.g., at TI Eindhoven, U. di Bologna, Nottingham, Alberta University and the University of British Columbia, among others). Many Spanish universities offer programmes with similar contents (the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and the Universities of Cádiz, Vigo, Oviedo, Valladolid, etc.). More specifically, in Catalonia, the Universities of Lleida (UdL), Tarragona (URV) and Barcelona (UB) offer doctoral programmes with similar contents, and we maintain close scientific ties and teaching collaborations with them.

The main objective of the programme is to train specialists in research techniques that are specific to the fields of agricultural and food-related technology and biotechnology. These specialists should be able to implement and carry out the most advanced and most technologically competitive techniques and protocols in their fields. Finally, these specialists should be able to form part of the business world as academics and be renowned worldwide.

Other Universities

Universities with joint supervision agreements:

• Lebanese University, Lebanon

• Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

COORDINATOR

Achaerandio Puente, Isabel

CONTACT

doctorat.deab@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

This doctoral programme has a decidedly multidisciplinary nature, and as such, degrees that will grant holders admission to our study programme are varied.

Given the reorganisation and changes that affected master’s programmes, currently, holders of the following degrees are considered to be the most appropriate for admission into the doctoral programme in Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology: a master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, a master’s degree in Aquiculture or a master’s degree in Improving Plant Genetics, all of which are offered at the UPC through joint programmes.

In addition to these profiles, and due to the markedly multidisciplinary nature of this programme, graduates from degree programmes focusing on sciences and technologies involving food, agri-food engineering, life sciences or biological systems may also be admitted to the programme, pending their passing of the corresponding master’s programme or 60 ECTS-worth of master’s courses.

Interest in experimental laboratory and/or field work and the ability to work in a team, as well as having critical and analytical abilities and initiative, are relevant aspects that will influence whether or not applicants are admitted.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid


Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
Other Universities:

Universities with joint supervision agreements:

• Lebanese University, Lebanon

• Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil


STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deab.upc.edu/es/doctorado

CONTACT:

doctorat.deab@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

• The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

• The Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA)

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

This doctoral programme has a decidedly multidisciplinary nature, and as such, degrees that will grant holders admission to our study programme are varied.

Given the reorganisation and changes that affected master’s programmes, currently, holders of the following degrees are considered to be the most appropriate for admission into the doctoral programme in Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology: a master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, a master’s degree in Aquiculture or a master’s degree in Improving Plant Genetics, all of which are offered at the UPC through joint programmes.

In addition to these profiles, and due to the markedly multidisciplinary nature of this programme, graduates from degree programmes focusing on sciences and technologies involving food, agri-food engineering, life sciences or biological systems may also be admitted to the programme, pending their passing of the corresponding master’s programme or 60 ECTS-worth of master’s courses.

Interest in experimental laboratory and/or field work and the ability to work in a team, as well as having critical and analytical abilities and initiative, are relevant aspects that will influence whether or not applicants are admitted.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Specific admission requirements
Degrees that grant holders admission directly (and do not require bridging courses) are:
• Master’s degrees in Agricultural Engineering (UdL-UPC-URV-UdG)
• Master’s degrees in Aquaculture (UPC-U. of Barcelona)
• Master’s degrees in Improving Plant Genetics (UPC-U. Politècnica de València)

Graduates and engineers must accredit having taken all of the credits needed to attain a master’s degree.

Candidates are required to have at least a B2 (Vantage) level of English as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, this is equivalent to the British Council’s First Certificate in English (FCE).

If applicants request a specific subject matter for their doctoral thesis, they will be supervised by a coordinator from the corresponding research group in order to ensure that the project is feasible and provide them with the most ideal supervisor for their thesis. In these cases, admission decisions will take into consideration the suggested supervisors’ feedback. In the following meeting, the doctoral programme’s Academic Committee shall make a final admission decision, assign a supervisor and, if necessary, define required bridging courses.

For applicants who do not specify a particular field of research, the coordinator will provide them with information and counsel them about the possibilities offered by the different research groups associated with the programme. Then, the coordinator will inform the Academic Committee about the application, and, taking into account the applicant’s educational background and his/her expectations and interests, the Committee will make an admission decision and assign a thesis supervisor who will, if necessary, suggest what bridging courses the applicant should take.

Criteria for assessing merits and weighting
Of the documentation turned in with every application, the Academic Committee will first consider whether there is clear evidence that the applicant’s academic background is in line with the area of research in which he/she wishes to carry out his/her thesis. Of almost equal importance is the applicant’s academic transcript and his/her ability to obtain funding through a grant. Thirdly, the Academic Committee will consider the applicant’s previous research experience as well as his/her motivation and readiness. Finally, knowledge of languages, in addition to English, will be positively considered.

In order to carry out an objective assessment, we more strictly define the parameters as follows:
• Weighting of conformity between academic background and area of research: 30%.
• Weighting of academic transcript: 35%.
• Weighting of motivation: 10%.
• Weighting of knowledge of other languages: 10%.
• Weighting of research experience: 15%.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, the Committee will monitor the bridging courses and set up appropriate criteria to limit their length.

The courses shall involve training in research, but in no case will candidates be required to enrol in 60 or more ECTS credits (as per the academic regulations for doctoral studies, bridging courses could also include transversal education, but this is likely to be changed to include only research-related credits, especially in cases of 300-ECTS-credit doctoral programmes).

Depending on the doctoral student activity report, the programme’s Academic Committee may propose measures, in addition to those established by current regulations, that would disassociate candidates who do not meet the established requisites.

The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme in Agri-Food Technology and Biotechnology finds that those meeting the aforementioned admission requirements will not have to take any bridging courses.

If the academic committee or assigned thesis supervisor feels that the candidate should take bridging courses, and considering the multidisciplinary nature of this programme, they will require coursework be taken, basically from the master’s programmes in areas related to biosystems engineering, the environment and sustainability and natural resources, or from the master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering, the master’s programme in Chemical Engineering or some other related programme depending on the research lines covered by the candidate’s doctoral thesis, his/her professional and educational background, and required bridging courses

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Between September and April.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

That which is established by the Doctoral School.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.

Activity: Courses and seminars.
Hours: 40.
Type: optional.

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 10.
Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 150.
Type: compulsory.

Before turning in their theses, candidates must prove that they have been the lead author on at least one article that has been published or accepted in a high-impact journal.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

The doctoral programme offers the scientific and technical installations needed to ensure that accepted thesis projects can be carried out.

The library is located in the campus services building of the Baix Llobregat Campus. It can be accessed from the ground floor, and its web page is https://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/bcbl. Its main objective is to meet the specific in-person and online need for technical and scientific information, learning, research and continuing education.

The Department offers 14 research laboratories, 12 in the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (Baix Llobregat Campus) and 2 in the Department of Chemical Engineering (Terrassa Campus and South Diagonal Campus). Among them, there are laboratories for instrumental chemical and biochemical analyses (HPLC, UV-VIS spectroscopy, atomic absorption, infrared, texture analyser, etc.), cellular and molecular biology laboratories (laminar flow cabinets, CO₂ incubators, etc.), the Microbiology Laboratory, the Sensory Analysis and Product Tasting Laboratory, the Plant Health Laboratory, the Ground Physics and Waste Treatment Laboratory, the Aquaculture Laboratory and the Molecular Modelling Laboratory. All of the laboratories have with specific instrumentation depending on the subject areas they are designed to study, in addition to basic gas installations, selective waste collection, heating and air conditioning, internet connection, etc.

The doctoral programme also offers an experimental station: Research Unit in Biological Systems and Peri-Urban Agriculture Engineering (Agrópolis), located 5 kilometres from the campus and offering 10 hectares of land and a general services building. This experimental station is fully operational and offers basic services (irrigation, communications, a green house, etc.) which allow for field tests for experimental theses on agriculture to be carried out.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of defended theses by year

  • CAMPOS TOBAJAS, JAVIER: Tecnologías emergentes y agricultura de precisión en cultivos tridimensionales. Implementación y mejora de las técnicas de aplicación de fitosanitarios en viña.
    Author: CAMPOS TOBAJAS, JAVIER
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672362
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 28/07/2021
    Thesis director: GIL MOYA, EMILIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MARTÍNEZ CASANOVAS, JOSE ANTONIO
         SECRETARI: BROQUETAS IBARS, ANTONI
         VOCAL: DE CASTRO MEGÍAS, ANA ISABEL
    Thesis abstract: The use of plant protection products (PPP) has become an essential tool in agriculture to achieve the minimum requirements of quality and quantity of food demanded by consumers. Moreover, due to its repeated use throughout the campaign, it is one of the most complex strategies in agriculture, due to the concern for achieving products free of pests and diseases, free of residues, and avoiding environmental risks.The recently published Farm to Fork Strategy aims at the difficult task of reducing the amount of hazardous pesticides used by 50 % by 2030. From the moment this strategy was published, it gained importance the implementation of improvements in application techniques to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments. This is especially relevant in specialty crops such as orchards or vineyards, where the use of PPP is very high, compared with the case of field crops. In addition, this type of crops is characterised by a high degree of spatial variability in terms of the canopy structural characteristics, which makes it difficult to achieve a safe and effective application of pesticides.In this sense, variable rate application technology can reduce the effect of intra-plot variability, adjusting the volume rate to the canopy characteristics at each point, achieving a much more rational distribution of the plant protection product and more adjusted to the canopy than those carried out homogeneously. Currently, three types of variable rate application technology are known: 1) based on real-time sensors, 2) based on prescription maps, and 3) a combination of the two previous ones.Although variable rate application systems based on real-time sensors eliminate the need for prior knowledge of the crop, this technology has not been practically implemented in the viticulture sector. This contrasts with the adoption of vegetation maps acquired using remote sensing, which has been in commercial use for vineyard management for more than ten years. Among the management operations in which vegetation maps can have a greater impact is that of plant protection application, which is currently at an incipient level of implementation. For this reason, the main objective or this doctoral thesis, structured in three research publications, is to adapt and incorporate variable application technologies based on prescription maps to improve the efficacy and efficiency of treatments in the vineyard.The first research publication of the thesis was focused on the design, fine-tuning and field validation of a prototype of variable rate application based on prescription maps for vineyards. The article includes the whole process of variable map-based spraying, from the creation of the prescription map to obtaining the actual application map. The obtained results showed the possibility of saving up to 47.3 % of the amount of PPP concerning conventional treatment, demonstrating that it is possible to adapt, with the corresponding changes and adjustments, the available technology to the specific case of the vineyard.The main objective of the second research publication was the evaluation of the quality of the distribution of PPP on the vines and the evaluation of the biological efficacy of the applications during a complete campaign of treatments. During the research, the degree of adoption of the variable rate application system on a commercial farm and the possibility of implementing the technology in its annual treatment program were evaluated. A total of 28 treatments were carried out using the map based variable rate technology, obtaining in all treatments and vigour zones a coverage between 20 and 40 %, considered adequate values to guarantee pest/disease control in any spraying process. In terms of biological efficacy, the same levels of control were maintained as in the conventional treatments, and no significant differences were found between them. Although it was demonstrated that the variable rate application system allowed.

  • EXPÓSITO CREO, ALEJANDRO: Characterization of resistant Cucumis germplasm to manage root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp
    Author: EXPÓSITO CREO, ALEJANDRO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671706
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 05/02/2021
    Thesis director: SORRIBAS ROYO, FRANCISCO JAVIER

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ABRANTES, ISABEL MARIA DE OLIVEIRA
         SECRETARI: SERRANO PORTA, LIDIA
         VOCAL: CASTILLO CASTILLO, PABLO
    Thesis abstract: Plant resistance through grafting susceptible scions onto resistant rootstocks is an effective measure to supress root-knot nematode (RKN) populations and to reduce crop yield losses. However, the reiterative use of specific R genes could select virulent populations for those genes. Cucumis metuliferus is one promising rootstock for melon and cucumber, but there is little information regarding the host suitability to nematode populations from specific production areas, the effect on the population dynamics, the durability of the resistance, the rootstock-scion compatibility and the effect of the nematode on the crop yield quantity and quality. Accordingly, the main objective of this PhD thesis was to evaluate the resistance response of Cucumis metuliferus to Meloidogyne spp. and its compatibility with melon, its resistance durability in crop rotation with Mi1.2 resistant tomato and the effect of the rootstocks and nematode population densities on both tomato and melon yield and fruit quality. The specific objectives were i) To evaluate the host suitability of different accessions of Cucumis metuliferus against (a) virulent Mi1.2 isolates of Meloidogyne spp. and its compatibility with melon. ii) To determine the effect of a three years tomato-melon rotation on the population dynamics of M. incognita, the crop yield (quantity and quality), and the durability of the resistance of both tomato Mi1.2 gene and C. metuliferus R genes. The main conclusions obtained from this work was that C. metuliferus is resistant to the main three common Meloidogyne species including virulent isolates to the Mi1.2 resistant gene. The histopathological studies have shown poorly developed giant cells induced by Meloidogyne javanica in C. metuliferus and necrotic areas surrounding the nematode. M. incognita induce the formation of more giant cells but poorly developed and with less number of nuclei per giant cell in resistant than in susceptible plants. C. metuliferus BGV11135 is a compatible rootstock with cantaloupe and piel de sapo type melons without affecting the melon fruit quality. Grafting melon and tomato onto ¿C. metuliferus¿ and ¿Aligator¿ rootstocks respectively does not increase the crop yield in non-nematode infested soil. The quality of the fruits produced in grafted plants is within the standards. The spring-summer rotation sequence melon-tomato provides more fruit weight yield than the tomato-melon. In infested soil, grafted melon yields more than the ungrafted irrespective of the season. However, grafted melon is more tolerant and experience less maximum yield losses in spring-summer compared to the summerautumn crop. In addition, some melon fruit quality parameters are affected by the nematode in the summer-autumn crop but not in the spring-summer. The reproduction rate of the nematode is affected by the cropping season, the plant material, the initial population density and the virulence to specific R genes. In melon, the reproduction rate of the nematode in ungrafted plants was higher in the spring crop compared to the resistant plants. However, in summer the reproduction rate was lower due to the high mortality. In tomato, the reproduction rate in grafted plants increased progressively in each crop, being higher than the ungrafted at the end of the third tomato crop of tomato-melon rotation due to virulence selection. Virulence to the Mi1.2 was observed in the ¿Aligator¿ rootstock after the first tomato crop, but not in C. metuliferus BGV11135. Thus, alternating these two different resistant species was not enough to prevent virulence selection although the level was reduced after using C. metuliferus. The fitness cost parameters of the virulent Mi1.2 subpopulation in the susceptible tomato and melon were reduced with respect to the avirulent subpopulation after the third grafted tomato crop, but not after the second. Cucumis metuliferus is as excellent rootstock to be included in integrated management strategies for c

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Theses related publications

AUTHOR:EXPÓSITO CREO, ALEJANDRO
Title:Characterization of resistant Cucumis germplasm to manage root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp
Reading date:05/02/2021
Director:SORRIBAS ROYO, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Exposito, A. (2017). Characterization of resistant cucumis germplasm to manage root-knot nematodes meloidogyne spp.

Exposito, A.; Munera, M.; Giné, A.; López-Gómez, M.; Cáceres, A.; Picó, B.; Gisbert, C.; Medina, V.; Sorribas, F. (2018). Cucumis metuliferus is resistant to root-knot nematode Mi1.2 gene (a)virulent isolates and a promising melon rootstock. - Plant pathology, ISSN: 0032-0862 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.493; Quartil: Q1)

Exposito, A.; Pujola, M.; Achaerandio, I.; Giné, A.; Escudero, N.; Fullana, A.; Cunquero, M.; Loza, P.; Sorribas, F. (2020). Tomato and Melon Meloidogyne Resistant Rootstocks Improve Crop Yield but Melon Fruit Quality Is Influenced by the Cropping Season. - Frontiers in Plant Science, ISSN: 1664-462X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 7.8; Quartil: )

Exposito, A.; López-Gómez, M.; Munera, M.; Giné, A.; Picó, B.; Gisbert, C.; Medina, V.; Sorribas, F. (2016). Cucumis metuliferus es resistente a poblaciones de Meloidogyne spp. incluso virulentas al gen MI.

AUTHOR:GIRÓN ROJAS, EMMA CECILIA
Title:Balance de masa e identificación de indicadores para medir eficiencia en la gestión y procesado de materiales en las plantas públicas de compostaje de Fracción Orgánica de Residuos Municipales (FORM) de Cataluña
Reading date:10/09/2020
Director:GIL MOYA, EMILIO
Co-director:LOPEZ MARTINEZ, MARGARITA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gil, E.; Garcia, A.; Lopez, M.; Girón, E.; Iglesias, N. (2020). Assessment of biowaste composting process for industrial support tool development through macro data approach. - Waste management, ISSN: 0956-053X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.431; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:SANS MOLINS, SÍLVIA
Title:Millora de la qualitat sensorial i nutricional de les varietats tradicionals hortícoles: el cas del calçot (Allium cepa L.)
Reading date:31/10/2019
Director:SIMÓ CRUANYES, JOAN
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sans, S. (2016). Millora genètica en varietats tradicionals de reproducció al·lògama. El calçot.

Sans, S.; Ferré, J.; Boqué, R.; Sabate, J.; Casals, J.; Simo, J. (2018). Determination of chemical properties in ‘calçot’ (Allium cepa L.) by near infrared spectroscopy and multivariate calibration. - Food chemistry, ISSN: 0308-8146 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.399; Quartil: Q1)

Sans, S.; Casals, J.; Simo, J. (2018). Improving the commercial value of the ‘Calçot’ (Allium cepa L.) Landrace: Influence of genetic and environmental factors in chemical composition and sensory attributes. - Frontiers in Plant Science, ISSN: 1664-462X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.106; Quartil: Q1)

Casals, J.; Rull, A.; Sans, S.; Romero Del Castillo, M.; Pons, C. (2018). La postcollita del tomàquet de Penjar. - Dossiers tècnics del DAR, ISSN: 1699-5465

Zudaire, L.; Viñas, I.; Simo, J.; Sans, S.; Abadias, M.; Aguiló-Aguayo, I. (2019). Effect of pre-harvest conditions and postharvest storage time on the quality of whole and fresh-cut calçots (Allium cepa L.). - Scientia horticulturae, ISSN: 0304-4238 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.769; Quartil: Q1)

Sans, S.; Bobo, G.; Zudaire, L.; Aragües, R.; Sabate, J.; Casals, J.; Simo, J. (2019). Nutritional values of raw and cooked 'calçots' (Allium cepa L. resprouts), an expanding crop. - Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, ISSN: 1097-0010 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.718; Quartil: Q1)

Casals, J.; Rivera, A.; Rull, A.; Romero Del Castillo, M.; Sabate, J.; Sans, S.; Soler, S.; Díez , M.; Casañas, F.; Prohens, J.; Simo, J. (2019). Improving the conservation and use of traditional germplasm through breeding for local adaptation: The Case of the Castellfollit del Boix Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Landrace. - Agronomy, ISSN: 2073-4395 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.603; Quartil: Q1)

Sans, S.; Ferré, J.; Boqué, R.; Sabate, J.; Casals, J.; Simó, J. (2020). Estimating Sensory Properties with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Tool for Quality Control and Breeding of ‘Calçots’ (Allium cepa L.). - Agronomy, ISSN: 2073-4395 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.259; Quartil: Q1)

Sans, S.; Ferré, J.; Boqué, R.; Sabate, J.; Casals, J.; Simo, J. (2020). Estimating sensory properties with near-infrared spectroscopy: A tool for quality control and breeding of ‘Calçots’ (Allium cepa L.). - Agronomy, ISSN: 2073-4395 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.603; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:APARICIO DEL MORAL, JESÚS OMAR
Title:Aspectos económicos y sociales de la desalación de acuíferos continentales a pequeña escala en el SE de España (Murcia & Alicante) y Siggiewi, Malta
Reading date:25/01/2019
Director:ALFRANCA BURRIEL, OSCAR
Co-director:CANDELA LLEDO, LUCILA CARLOTA CONCEPCION
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Aparicio, J.; Candela, L.; Alfranca, O.; García-Aróstegui, J.L. (2017). Economic evaluation of small desalination plants from brackish aquifers. Application to Campo de Cartagena (SE Spain). - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.603; Quartil: Q1)

Aparicio, J.; Candela, L.; Alfranca, O. (2018). Social and private costs of water for irrigation: the small desalination plant in San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 6.035; Quartil: Q1)

Aparicio, J.; Tenza-Abril, A.; Borg, M.; Galea, J.; Candela, L. (2019). Agricultural irrigation of vine crops from desalinated and brackish groundwater under an economic perspective: a case study in Siggiewi, Malta. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Aparicio, J.; Alfranca, O.; Jiménez, J.; García-Aróstegui, J.L.; Candela, L.; López, J. (2015). Groundwater salinity process, mitigation measures and economic assessment: an example from an intensive agricultural area.

Aparicio, J.; Candela, L.; Alfranca, O. (2016). Costo de la desalobración de aguas subterráneas con pequeñas plantas desalobradoras (
AUTHOR:DANKAR, IMAN
Title:Study and Characterization of Microstructural and Physio-chemical properties of potato products for 3D Food Printing
Reading date:09/01/2019
Director:EL OMAR, FAWAZ
Director:HADDARA, AMIRA
Director:PUJOLA CUNILL, MONTSERRAT
Director:SEPULCRE SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO LUIS
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Dankar, I.; Pujola, M.; El Omar, F.; Sepulcre, F.; Haddarah, A. (2018). Impact of mechanical and microstructural properties of potato puree-food additive complexes on extrusion-based 3D printing. - Food and Bioprocess Technology, ISSN: 1935-5130 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.032; Quartil: Q2)

Dankar, I.; Haddarah, A.; El Omar, F.; Sepulcre, F.; Pujola, M. (2018). Assessing the microstructural and rheological changes induced by food additives on potato puree. - Food chemistry, ISSN: 0308-8146 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.399; Quartil: Q1)

Dankar, I.; Haddarah, A.; El Omar, F.; Sepulcre, F.; Pujola, M. (2018). 3D printing technology: The new era for food customization and elaboration. - Trends in food science and technology, ISSN: 0924-2244 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 8.519; Quartil: Q1)

Dankar, I.; Haddarah, A.; El Omar, F.; Pujola, M.; Sepulcre, F. (2018). Characterization of food additive-potato starch complexes by FTIR and X-ray diffraction. - Food chemistry, ISSN: 0308-8146 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.399; Quartil: Q1)

Dankar, I.; Haddarah, A.; Sepulcre, F.; Pujola, M. (2020). Assessing mechanical and rheological properties of potato puree: Effect of different ingredient combinations and cooking methods on the feasibility of 3d printing. - Foods, ISSN: 2304-8158 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.011; Quartil: Q2)

Dankar, I.; Pujola, M.; El Omar, F.; Sepulcre, F.; Haddarah, A. (2017). Optimization of potato puree-food additives complexes in extrusion-based 3D printing.

AUTHOR:FERNÁNDEZ SAMPEDRO, MIGUEL ANTONIO
Title:Characterization of amino acid changes in visual pigment evolution and interaction with associated proteins
Reading date:11/06/2018
Director:GARRIGA SOLE, PERE
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Srinivasan, S.; Fernandez, M.; Morillo, M.; Ramon, E.; Jiménez-Rosés, M.; Cordomi, A.; Garriga, P. (2018). Human blue cone opsin regeneration involves secondary retinal binding with analog specificity. - Biophysical journal, ISSN: 0006-3495 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.665; Quartil: Q2)

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01/06/202031/05/2023Nuevos ligandos alostéricos del receptor acoplado a proteína G visual rodopsina y el mecanismo molecular de enfermedadesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
06/05/202006/09/2020Identificacion de inhibidores de la proteasa Mpro del virus COVID-19 por repovisionamiento de medicamentosINSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
01/01/202031/12/2020PUESTA EN MARCHA DE UN PROTOCOLO PARA LA APLICACIÓN DE PRODUCTOS FITOSANITARIOS EN PLANTACIONES DE MANZANOSNUFRI S.A.T.
01/12/201930/11/2021el projecte tracta de implementar un sistema intern de garantia de la qualitat a Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) UniversityRussian-Tajik Slavonic University
01/11/201901/02/2020Hidrocol·loides en alimentació animalPSITTACUS CATALONIA, SL
16/10/201931/07/2021Organisation and implementation of training activities on inspection and calibration of plant protection product application equipment in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2009/128/EC underASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA
03/10/201903/10/2019Composición para el control de malas hierbas
01/06/201931/05/2020Fertilizació en cànem industrialBIOBIZZ WORLDWIDE SL
01/03/201930/09/2020Millora de l'eficiència dels tractaments de fitosanitaris en cultiu de tomaquera exterior al Baix LlobregatGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
01/03/201928/02/2020Projecte MalawiCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Análisis de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición Sostenible con Enfoque de Género en Comunidades Vulnerables de Chihuahua, México.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Tecnologia low cost para promover la reutilización de aguas residuales en espacios fluviales de zonas alto andinas (Fase II)Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201931/12/2019Conveni marc de col·laboració entre la IGP Torró d’Agramunt i la Fundació Miquel Agustí (FMA), per garantir la qualitat sensorial del torró acollit a la IGP. Tercera addendaConsell Regulador de la IGP Torró d'Agramunt
01/01/201931/12/2020SMARTOMIZERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021TOPPSECPA,EUROPEAN CROP
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01/09/201831/08/2022Transition towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe (NUTRI2CYCLE)Comisión Europea
01/09/201831/08/2022Efficient Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling in the European Agri-food System and related up- and down-stream processes to mitigate emissions’ (CIRCULAR AGRONOMICS)Comisión Europea
01/09/201831/12/2021OPTIMISED PEST INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT TO PRECISELY DETECT AND CONTROL PLANT DISEASES IN PERENNIAL CROPS AND OPEN-FIELD VEGETABLESCommission of European Communities
01/09/201831/08/2022Pesticide Reduction Using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled TechnologiesEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201831/08/2021Shaping the next generation of Joint Programmes in Science and TechnologyUE Erasmus +KA2
01/08/201830/06/2020Optimización del uso de fitosanitarios en viticultura en base a mapas de rigorM AGRIC PESCA ALIM Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
15/06/201814/04/2019Disseny i estudi de vida útil de les begudes tradicionals del Senegal per la seva elaboració i comercialització a la cooperativa DIOMCOOP, SCCL.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
24/05/201830/06/2019Estudio de la Biología de MeloidogyneBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
14/05/201831/12/2018Evaluación del método LWA para determinar el volúmen óptimo en viñaBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
01/05/201830/04/2021Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation SystemsCommission of European Communities
10/04/201831/12/2018Jornadas buenas prácticas agrícolas BayerBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
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01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O016 Disseny i estudi de vida útil de les begudes tradicionals del Senegal per la seva elaboració i comercialització a la cooperativa DIOMCOOP, SCCL. subtítol: Caracterització del poder antioxidant de la infusió de flors d’hibisc i llavors de BaobabCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
22/02/201822/02/2019Aplicació variable de fitosanitaris amb mapes de vegetacióMIGUEL TORRES, S.A.
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01/06/202031/05/2023Nuevos ligandos alostéricos del receptor acoplado a proteína G visual rodopsina y el mecanismo molecular de enfermedadesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

      Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

      Indicators

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