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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.

Universities with joint supervision agreements:

• Lebanese University, Lebanon

• Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

COORDINATOR

Sepulcre Sanchez, Francisco Luis

CONTACT

doctorat.deab@upc.edu

https://deab.upc.edu/es/doctorado

idPD: 1226 - cp: 1053

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

  • RASAEIFAR, BAHAREH: Structure-Function Studies of Bombesin and Bradykinin Receptors and their Ligands for new Therapeutic Opportunities
    Author: RASAEIFAR, BAHAREH
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 27/10/2020
    Reading date: 10/12/2020
    Reading time: 15:30
    Reading place: ETSEIB: videoconferència a l'enllaç videoconferència https://meet.google.com/onx-gfhu-vqj
    Thesis director: PEREZ GONZALEZ, JUAN JESUS
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ALKORTA OSORO, IBON
         SECRETARI: GARRIGA SOLE, PERE
         VOCAL: RICART PLA, JOSÉ MANUEL
    Thesis abstract: G-protein coupled receptors represents the largest family of membrane protein in eukaryotes cells with more than 800 members. The reason of their importance lies in their function, being responsible for the primary mechanism of signal transduction from the extracellular side to the cytosol of cells as well as responsible for controlling vesicle transport, ion channel, and enzyme activity. Defect in the GPCRs signal transduction process cause disorder in body organs such as cancer, color blindness, obesity, pain, depression, hyperthyroid adenoma, diabetes, schizophrenia. Hence, due to the important role they play in the body, they are target for 30% of the drugs in the market. The development of novel drugs targeting GPCRs highly depends on a solid structure-function relationships knowledge.Despite the variety of the GPCRs encoded in the human genome, they exhibit the same architecture however they represent a large variation in the structure. Also, despite efforts carried out to determine the crystal structures of the G-PCRs, still, there are numerous challenges of for crystallization of them. Despite the publication of a number of crystallographic structures in the last years, there are many GPCrs which structure is not determined. Homology modeling is a method that can help to study both the structure and function of the GPCRs and it can provide more information when the process continues to the virtual screening. Homology modeling with the help of molecular dynamics simulation can discover the dynamic behavior of GPCRs by the means of discovering their conformational change. This method is an economic method for discovering novel drugs as well as explaining their structure-activity relationship and pharmacology in the step before experimental methods. In the present study, we constructed an 3Dstructure of six GPCRs, including M3 muscarinic receptor, bradykinin B1 receptor, Bradykinin B2 receptor, neuromedin receptor(BB1R), Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (BB2R), and bombesin receptor subtype 3(BB3R). Models were constructed using the closest the closest structure available in the phylogenetic tree as template. In regard to M3 muscarinic, the aim of the study was the evaluation of structure refinement using molecular dynamics and the effect of the template selection, presence of a ligand in the refinement process on the accuracy of the models constructed. In regards to the bradykinin receptor, the models of bradykinin B1 receptor and bradykinin B2 receptors were constructed in a previous study of the group. Then, pharmacophore definition was done and subsequent virtual screening led to the discovery of some novel small molecules with antagonist activity. In the present study, the pharmacophore of the two receptors was compared to understand specific molecular features of the small molecules bradykinin ligands that make them selective for each one of these receptors. Finally, for discovering the novel chemical scaffolds for the three bombesin receptors the models of each subtype of the bombesin receptor were constructed from neurotensin receptor (NTS1), and the refinement of 500 ns was performed for each one of the models. The results of the present study show that in the refinement process, the closer the template is to the target receptor and the use of a ligand in the refinement process can lead to model accurate models. Also, the selectivity of the small molecules bradykinin receptors was identified properly by comparison of the pharmacophores of two receptors . Finally, the study of the features of bombesin receptors led to the discovery of novel small molecules with antagonist activity for BB1R and important residues of BB2R and BB3R for further mutagenesis study.

Last update: 26/11/2020 06:11:22.

List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • ALMEIDA CERQUEIRA, FRANCISCO DIOGO DE: Influence of agricultural practices on the Microbiome and the Antibiotic Resistance Gene complement in soils, plants, and crops
    Author: ALMEIDA CERQUEIRA, FRANCISCO DIOGO DE
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669200
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 08/06/2020
    Thesis director: PIÑA CAPÓ, BENJAMIN | BAYONA TERMENS, JOSEP

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MANAIA, CÉLIA
         SECRETARI: SORRIBAS ROYO, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         VOCAL: MIGURA GARCIA, LOURDES
    Thesis abstract: Antibiotic (AB) Resistance is an increasing global problem for public health, with multi-resistant bacteria persisting and spreading not only in clinical settings but also in the environment. One of the possible vectors of this spread is the use and re-use of waste water (WW) and of manure and sludge from WW treatment plants (WWTPs) in different agriculture practices (irrigation, soil amendment). These practices are becoming widespread in regions with scarcity of water. WWTPs are known as AB resistance hotspots, whereas soil amendment by organic fertilization is known to increase AB resistance in the soil microbiomes. Hence, there is a growing concern about the possible transmission of AB resistance from agricultural soils to crops and, ultimately, to the microbiomes of consumers' guts. In this Thesis, this issue was assessed in commercial fields producing vegetable crops. This strategy allowed us to analyze AB resistance elements in foodstuffs actually reaching the consumers, and to understand the risk their consumption poses. Moreover, this Thesis tackles the alterations in soil, plant and crops bacterial communities due to these agricultural practices. To achieve this, five agricultural fields located in the area of Barcelona (NE Spain) were selected, under different irrigation regimes and soil amendment. The selected crops were lettuce, tomatoes, and broad beans as they represent vegetables with different edible parts, commonly eaten either raw or beans, as cooked. The Thesis is divided into five chapters. Chapter I describes the state of the art of the studies of ABR in food and agricultural fields and presents the objectives of the PhD project. Chapter II and III assess the distribution of ARGs and microbiomes along the soil-plant continuum in Lycopersicum esculentum and, grown in peri-urban and rural agricultural fields under different irrigation regimes and soil amendment. Our data show that field practices influenced the distribution of ARGs and intI1 along the soil-plant continuum in both cases, although the impact on soil and plant microbiomes differed between the two crops. In tomatoes, few abundant bacterial families discriminated the different agricultural fields, including Pseudomonadaceae and Enterobacteriaceae. The predominance of Pseudomonadacea correlated positively with the levels of intI1, blaTEM, blaOXA-58 and sul1 detected in the fruits. In contrast, microbiomes from broad bean plant parts (beans, leaves, roots) were dominated by Rhizobiales, whose predominance inversely correlated with intl1 and ARGs abundances. We concluded that Rhizobiales limits the translocation of ARGs into the crops, as well as the colonization of roots and plant parts by other bacteria. Chapter IV integrates the data from the distribution and abundance of the ARGs in different model crops. The results obtained from the different soils and crops showed that ARGs were detected in all plant compartments, with highest loads in roots and lowest in fruits or beans. ARGs profiles within the crops reflect the soil ARG composition. The analyses also showed positive correlations between certain soil taxa and ARG profiles. The crop type revealed to be determinant for both ARG distribution and microbiome composition. Irrigation water appeared to have a limited influence, suggesting that the soil amendment practices were determinants on ARG distribution and on their abundance in edible crop parts. Chapter V presents a general discussion of the results showed previously, followed in Chapter VI including the main conclusions of the Thesis.

  • GHAHREMANI, ZAHRA: Biological control approaches of Meloidogyne spp. in vegetable crops: from application of selected antagonists to suppressive soils
    Author: GHAHREMANI, ZAHRA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 27/07/2020
    Thesis director: SORRIBAS ROYO, FRANCISCO JAVIER | ESCUDERO BENITO, NURIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MACIÁ VICENTE, JOSÉ GASPAR
         SECRETARI: SEPULCRE SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO LUIS
         VOCAL: CORTADA GONZÁLEZ, LAURA
    Thesis abstract: Root-knot nematodes (RKN), Meloidogyne spp., are the most economically important genus of plant parasitic nematodes that cause considerable damage and yield losses of horticultural crops worldwide. RKN management strategies tend to reduce chemical nematicides by encouraging alternative control methods like the use of plants bearing resistance genes (R-genes) and/or by microbe-inducing plant resistance, and the antagonistic potential of soils. In the thesis, two biological control approaches of Meloidogyne spp. were evaluated: 1) the application of selected nematode antagonists, the fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia and the bacteria Bacillus firmus I-1582 (Bf I-1582), to know its ability to induce plant resistance, and 2) the level of soil suppressiveness of vegetable production sites conducted under organic or integrated standards. Regarding the ability of P. chlamydosporia and Bf I-1582 to induce plant resistance, the results of this thesis provide evidence that two out of five P. chlamydosporia isolates (M10.43.21 and M10.55.6) and Bf I-1582 are able to induce systemic resistance against M. incognita in the susceptible tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) cv. Durinta but not in the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) cv. Dasher II in split-root experiments. In addition, the cardinal temperatures for the Bf I-1582 growth and biofilm formation were determined in order to improve its use in field conditions. Moreover, Bf I-1582 was transformed with GFP to study its effect on nematode eggs and on tomato and cucumber root colonization. In tomato, the number of egg masses and the number of eggs per plant were reduced by M10.43.21 and M10.55.6 P. chlamydosporia isolates and by Bf I-1582. P. chlamydosporia isolates colonized both tomato and cucumber roots, being the M10.43.21 and the M10.55.6 isolates the best root colonizers in tomato and cucumber, respectively. In the case of Bf I-1582, the bacteria colonized endophytically roots of both plants, but highest values were recorded in tomato. The dynamic regulation of genes related to jasmonic acid (JA) and salicylic acid (SA) was determined by RT-qPCR at three different times after nematode inoculation (dani). Bf I-1582 primed tomato plants by both SA and JA at all the times in tomato, but only SA at 7 dani in cucumber. Regarding P. chlamydosporia, isolate M10.43.21, induced the expression of the SA pathway in tomato at 0, 7 and 42 dani. The JA pathway was also up regulated at 7 dani. These results show the similar model of dynamic regulation of these plant hormone pathways related to plant defense mechanisms against the nematode. Also, Bf I-1582 grew and formed biofilm between 15 and 45 ºC, being 35 ºC the optimal temperature. Bf I-1582GFP was adhered to the egg shell and inside the eggs. Also, Bf I-1582GFP colonized root hairs and epidermal cells and some bacteria were found inside the tomato root. In cucumber, few bacteria were observed on epidermal cells and the bacteria were no found inside the root. In relation to the level of soil suppressiveness of vegetable production it was carried out a study in four organic and two integrated vegetables production standards sites located in north-eastern Spain. The fluctuation both of Meloidogyne population density and fungal egg parasitism were determined during the rotation sequences in two years (2015-2016). Five out of six of these sites were suppressive soils to Meloidogyne spp. The percentage of fungal egg parasitism ranged from 11.2 to 55 % and P. chlamydosporia was the only fungal species isolated from the eggs. In parallel, two tomato pots experiments were carried out using sterilized and non-sterilized soils from each site and inoculated with second-stage juveniles (J2) to achieve a rate of 1 J2 cm-3 of soil. In both, in five of them the number of nematode eggs per plant was reduced in all nonsterilized soils compared to the sterilizes ones. Also, P. chlamydosporia was the only fungal species isolated from parasitized nematode eggs.

  • GIRÓN ROJAS, EMMA CECILIA: 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
    Author: GIRÓN ROJAS, EMMA CECILIA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669566
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 10/09/2020
    Thesis director: GIL MOYA, EMILIO | LOPEZ MARTINEZ, MARGARITA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MORAL HERRERO, RAUL
         SECRETARI: GALLART GONZALEZ-PALACIO, MONTSERRAT
         VOCAL: CÁCERES REYES, RAFAELA
    Thesis abstract: The importance for the good management of the waste increases day by day, due to the increase of the generation of waste .Composting is one of the most used treatments in the management of the organic fraction of municipal waste (OFSC), allowing the decrease in environmental impact, increasing the quality of life and improving the main characteristics of the soil, due to the production and application of compost and stabilization of materials destined for landfills.Due to the important need to promote the integral management of waste, the objective of this doctoral thesis is the study of the mass balances of composting plants, as well as the determination of easily measured indicators that allow the evaluation and monitoring of efficiency of the composting process. To achieve this objective, the mass balances of composting plants in Catalonia were studied through the database of the Waste Agency of Catalonia (ARC). The 21 public composting plants of organic fraction were classified by capacity and technology, and we worked with the quantities of the materials treated and produced or rejected during a period of 8 years (2010-2017). Global material balances were studied and various process indicators related to total and biological losses, saturation, yield or rejection generation were formulated. The quality of the compost obtained was also studied and related to the different indicators.The results obtained show that the proposed indicators, offer relevant information on the efficiency of composting plants, allow to calculate the percentages of biological losses with average values of 65%, total losses with values greater than 80% and with values greater than 25% of rejections produced, as well as !he correlation of saturation with the indicators and the quality parameters of the final compost, in which a negative correlation is observed with the biological losses, total losses and with the total organic matter. In the next stage, the balance analysis focused on a single installation of the 21 analyzed and another plant composting facility was deepened. In both cases, in addition to analyzing the balance sheet, the same indicators were applied but in detail. The results indicate that, in general, it is necessary to maintain a detailed database on the quantities of the treated materials, to know the proportion of plant recirculation used, as well as the compost produced and not just the one issued, which will allow the results of the indicators are more attached to reality. However, it would also be important to establish públic awareness methods that allow waste reduction and encourage participation in separation al source to reduce the presence of improprieties in the organic fraction. The indicators have proved useful for the analysis of plants, both globally and specifically for installation, where they charge more value by having more adjusted plant information.

  • ITURRALDE GARCÍA, REY DAVID: Manejo integrado de plagas en legumbres almacenadas mediante el uso de atmósferas modificadas y de control biológico
    Author: ITURRALDE GARCÍA, REY DAVID
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669475
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 24/07/2020
    Thesis director: RIUDAVETS MUÑOZ, JORDI | CASTAÑÉ FERNÁNDEZ, CRISTINA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GABARRA AMBERT, ROSA
         SECRETARI: CAÑAMERAS RIBA, NURIA
         VOCAL: FUERSTENAU, BENJAMIN
    Thesis abstract: Spain is one of the main producing countries of chickpeas and beans in Europe and is also the main importer. Nowadays, pest control is mainly based on the application of phosphine. However, the risks on human health and on the environment of phosphine, demands to implement alternatives for pest control. The present thesis was carried out to improve the application of modified atmospheres (MA) and biological control (BC) as alternatives for the control of Callosobruchus chinensis, Rhyzopertha dominica, Acanthoscelides obtectus and Zabrotes subfasciatus in stored chickpeas and beans.MA are used in gas-tight packages, and sorption by the commodity produces a vacuum effect in the package. The first two chapters of this thesis are devoted to evaluate CO2 sorption by chickpeas packed with MA, and the effect of CO2 on the mortality of R. dominica in packaged infested chickpeas with three MA at different exposure times. Trials to determine the CO2 sorption by chickpeas were conducted in rigid plastic containers with three filling ratios. While, two extreme cases of filling ratios were compared to evaluate sorption effect on the mortality of R. dominica. The maximum sorption was obtained with the lower filling ratio and sorption decreased with the decline in the CO2 concentration. The time to reach the equilibrium sorption depended on the CO2 concentration and the filling ratio. The vacuum effect produced by sorption resulted in a negative pressure that increased with the increase in the filling ratio and the CO2 concentration. The exposure time to reach 50% mortality of R. dominica (LT50) was estimated at a low filling ratio. The mortality of eggs and adult of R. dominica decrease at high filling ratio, while for the larvae and pupae the susceptibility remained at the exposure time estimated of LT50.To implement BC in legumes, the third and fourth chapter of this thesis was focused on the evaluation of various species of predatory mites and parasitoid wasps on the control of C. chinensis in chickpeas and of A. obtectus and Z. subfasciatus in beans. In chickpeas the results obtained indicate that while Amblyseius swirskii preyed on the weevil eggs Blattisocius tarsalis did not. However, Anisopteromalus calandrae and Lariophagus distinguendus were very effective against C. chinensis larval population, and were able to parasitize the host at depths until 150 cm. A. calandrae was effective at reducing the bruchid population at different parasitoid-to-host ratios tested. Moreover, A. calandrae efficiently reduced C. chinensis populations when released in 25-kg commercial bags of chickpeas in simulated warehouse conditions. In beans, B. tarsalis and A. swirskii were able to prey on A. obtectus eggs, reducing the bruchid population. Anisopteromalus calandrae and L. distinguendus were effective at suppressing bruchid populations, but when A. calandrae was combined with B. tarsalis the control efficacy was substantially improved.

  • RECASENS GRACIA, FRANCISCO JAVIER: L¿Agricultura en els espais Metropolitans. El cas de la Regió Metropolitana de Barcelona
    Author: RECASENS GRACIA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/669635
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 16/09/2020
    Thesis director: ALFRANCA BURRIEL, OSCAR

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: JUÁREZ RUBIO, FRANCISCO
         SECRETARI: GRAS MOREU, ANNA
         VOCAL: SIMÓN ROJO, MARIAN
    Thesis abstract: Urban agriculture is defined, as the agricultural and livestock activities that are carried out within or around cities. FAO's definition includes those services offered by agrarian activity that benefit the society.In the global north countries, urban agriculture has been divided into urban agriculture and peri-urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is carried out within the cities and has no commercial purpose. Urban agriculture looks for other aims such as personal relationships, social inclusion and education.Peri-urban agriculture is carried out in the spaces that surround the cities. It has a commercial and business purpose. The border between peri-urban and rural areas has no clear definition in literature and commonly accepted. The problems of peri-urban farmers are the same as those of rural farmers, although we must add urban pressure, high land prices, human pressure and job opportunities offered by the city. But on the other hand, to be close to consumers offers opportunities for peri-urban farmers, if they adapt their business model to meet the needs of their closest neighbors.In the European Project COST - Action Urban Agriculture Europe, we defined different strategies that can be chosen by peri-urban farmers for their farm holdings. These strategies are: a differentiation of production; a diversification of the activity with off-farm activities; a production at low cost, that is, an intensification of production for products with high added value such as vegetables or ornamental plants; Communes, in which members take advantage of the alternative food networks and the relationships that can be established between producers and consumers,; and finally the experience where it is more important to sell an experience than to sell a product.If we apply the criteria of the OECD to establish the boundaries of peri-urban areas and the limits of urban / rural, we find that all the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (RMB) can be considered peri-urban.Crops represent around 7 - 11% of the RMB surface. This territorial occupation makes agriculture indispensable both for the configuration of diverse habitats, and as the landscape.There are no climatological conditions that limit agricultural activity. There are several courses of water and underground water reservoirs for irrigation. Good evidence of this are the various irrigator communities and the groundwater uses.Agriculture in peri urban areas of developed countries has little weight in job opportunities as well as in the Gross Added Value if we compare it with other sectors of the economy.Territorial planning must include, among other objectives, balanced territorial development and a responsible management of natural resources. In the territorial planning of the RMB a set of agricultural interest areas are defined. These areas of interest do not have a uniform distribution in the territory. They are basically related to irrigated areas, orchards and ornamental plants crops. The water masses, from where irrigation water is extracted, are threatened by saline intrusion or overexploitation. This distribution of areas of agricultural interest does not take into account climate change and the problems it can cause in peri-urban agricultural areas.Two very specific sectors of peri urban agriculture of the RMB have been studied. These sectors are wine production within the Protected Denomination of Origin. Alella and the ornamental plant crops. Both sectors have a relevant history in the area of study and take advantage of their situation in a peri urban space. The wineries take advantage of the demand for new products such as single wines, natural wines, as well as the need to receive cultural and leisure experiences in the world of wine and vines. On the other hand, the ornamental plant sector takes advantage of the infrastructures within and around cities, which allow both to receive the necessary materials for its productive process and to sell its produce.

  • TADIC, DORDE: Uptake and metabolization of antibiòtics in crops
    Author: TADIC, DORDE
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AGRI-FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Department: (DEAB)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 04/11/2020
    Thesis director: BAYONA TERMENS, JOSEP | PIÑA CAPÓ, BENJAMIN

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: LACORTE BRUGUERA, SILVIA
         SECRETARI: HIDALGO MUÑOZ, MANUELA
         VOCAL: PRICE, GORDON
    Thesis abstract: The discovery of antibiotics (ABs) and their mass production brought a revolution in medicine worldwide during the middle of the XX century. Infectious diseases with high morbidity and mortality suddenly become treatable. In the years that followed ABs were widely (mis) used in human and veterinary applications, consequently ABs become the victims of their own success. AB bacterial resistance, although an ancient phenomenon, become one of the biggest threats to global health and food safety. AB pollution has been reported worldwide and in different environmental compartments. The presence of ABs has been reported in wastewaters (WW), surface waters, groundwater, manure, agricultural soils, animal food (meat and dairy products) and more recently in vegetables. In recent years several studies conducted in greenhouse conditions showed that ABs can be taken up and translocated in crops. The base of this Thesis is analytical methodology development and its application for the determination of several classes of incurred antibiotics in crops. Namely, analysis of ABs is a challenging task due to the complexity of vegetable matrices that entangle their quantification, especially if they are present at a relatively low ng g-1 level. Thus Chapter II presents an analytical method for the target analysis of 10 ABs and 6 of their metabolites.The developed method relies on liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry in combination with liquid extraction and cleanup workflows. Strikingly, in 73% of all samples analysed, the concentration of a transformation product (TP) was higher than the concentration of its parent compound. Despite the numerous studies reporting the uptake and translocation of ABs by vegetables in controlled conditions or simulated real field scale conditions, there is a lack of data regarding the occurrence of ABs and its transformation products in vegetables under real field-scale conditions to assess the potential risk associated with their consumption. Thus, holistic sampling campaigns were performed (Chapter III) where four different vegetable types were included. Moreover different agricultural practices were involved and all collected samples represent real, commercially available vegetables intended for human consumption. Farming plots where manure was applied as fertilizer and water from Llobregat River was used for irrigation showed the highest ABs loads. Crop type was another important factor that determined the level of ABs occurrence. In real agricultural environments variations of many different factors are creating complex and specific interactions, thus have to be observed as such. Another unknown and poorly studied area that draws attention is related to ABs bio transformation pathways in pore water-plant systems. An innovative workflow for non-target screening allowed us annotation and identification of 11 metabolites of ofloxacin (OFL), of which five metabolites were reported for the first time in plants, suggesting the need to be included in surveys if they possess antimicrobial activity and/or toxicity (Chapter IV). Major transformation pathways were tentatively proposed revealing the major OFL metabolization pathways in lettuce. Finally, in Chapters V and VI, general discussion of all results and conclusions is given summing up the main ideas and hypothesis validation.

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Theses related publications

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. (2019). Millora de la qualitat sensorial i nutricional de les varietats tradicionals hortícoles: el cas del calçot (Allium cepa L.).

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. (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.259; 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. (2019). Aspectos económicos y sociales de la desalación de acuíferos continentales a pequeña escala en el SE de España (Murcia & Alicante) y Siggiewi, Malta.

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. (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.589; Quartil: Q1)

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01/01/201831/12/2020Estrategias de gestión de germoplasma vegetal resistente a Meloidogyne para evitar la selección de virulenciaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/10/201714/10/2020On-line Quality Assurance and EUR-ACE Accreditation of Engineering Programmes in Mediterranean AreaCommission of European Communities
02/10/201701/03/2021Discriminació varietat mitjançant espectroscòpia de l'infraroig properAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
26/06/201725/06/2021El sistema hidroacolchado-suelo a escala reducida: valoración de la durabilidad y la resistencia del hidroacolchado, de sus efectos sobre propiedades físicas del sueloMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
05/05/201704/05/2018Efecte combinat de la dosi de melassa i de microorganismes inductors de la resistència vegetal sobre el nematode Meloidogyne sp., la microbiota del sòl i la productivitat vegetalGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
22/03/201731/12/2018Conveni 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. Primera addenda.Consell Regulador de la IGP Torró d'Agramunt
15/03/201731/12/2018Estudio de la biología de Meloidogyne y eficacia de agentes de control biológicoBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
01/01/201731/12/2020Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranesCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/12/2019DINAMICA DE LA ACUMULACION DE ANTIBIOTICOS, METALES Y GENES DE RESISTENCIA BACTERIANA EN CULTIVOS AGRICOLAS POR FERTILIZACION ORGANICA. IMPLICACIONES EN LA PRODUCCION VEGETALMinisterio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad
01/07/201631/12/2016Valorización de la Acuicultura a través de una Comunicación Efectiva (Vale+)Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Economia i Coneixement
20/06/201611/09/2016Efficacy of Experimental Formulations against Meloidogyne Incognita on Cucumber, and Crop ToleranceBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
20/06/201631/12/2016Informe tècnic modificació DOP Mongeta GanxetDepartament d'Agricultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
01/05/201630/04/2017Efecte de la Melassa sobre el Nematode Meloidgyne sp., la microbiota del sòl i la productivitat vegetalGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
21/04/201601/11/2017Selecció de varietats d'enciam (Lactuca sativa L.) per a les explotacions agrícoles ecològiques: una comparativa de varietats locals i milloradesGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
15/03/201614/05/2017Receptors TAS2R i aplicacions cosmètiquesPROVITAL, S.A.
01/01/201631/12/2018Fostering water agriculture reuse in MaltaCommission of European Communities
01/01/201631/12/2018Conciliando biodiversidad y producción: Efecto de la diversidad de la flora arvense sobre la producción y calidad del trigoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora de la Mongeta de Castellfollit del Boix 2016Ajuntament de Castellfollit del Boix
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora de la Mongeta de Castellfollit del Boix Consell Comarcal del Bages 2016Consell Comarcal del Bages
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora Genètica de la Mongeta Tendra 2016Cooperativa Progrés Garbí
01/01/201631/12/2016Multiplicación de la colección española de judía del Centro de Recursos Fitogenèticos del INIAInstituto Nacional Investigaciones Agrarias
09/12/201531/01/2016Donación BASF congreso IAPA'16BASF ESPAÑOLA, S.L.
01/12/201531/01/2016Donación Solcera congreso IAPA'16SOLCERA
04/11/201531/01/2016Donación AAMS-Salvarani congreso IAPA'16AAMS-SALVARANI BVBA
28/10/201531/01/2016Donación TeeJet al International Advances on Pesticide Application Congress – IAPA 2016.TEEJET TECHNOLOGIES
27/10/201501/02/2016Donación Pulverizadores FEDE al International Advances on Pesticide Application Congress – IAPA 2016.PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.
23/10/201531/01/2016Donación AGRIARCO congreso IAPA'16AGRIARCO IBÉRICA S.A.
23/10/201531/01/2016Donación SYNGENTA congreso IAPA'16SYNGENTA AG. ENVIRON.FATE & EXPOSUR
01/10/201530/09/2019Skin healthcare by innovative nanocapsulesCommission of European Communities
15/09/201531/05/2017Subcontractació del projecte Healthy Crop, Healthy Environment, Healthy Finances (H30)PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.
01/09/201531/12/2015Mejora de la Producción en Fases Tempranas de Especies de la Acuicultura Mediterránea Mediante Un Ejercicio Moderado y Sostenido: Transferencia del Proceso y Valorización del ProductoXarxa de Referencia d'R+D+i en Aqüicultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
05/08/201531/03/2016Efficacy o experimental formulations against Meloidogyne incognita on tomato under semi-field conditions.BAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
01/07/201531/12/2015Análisis de la percepción del producto de la acuicultura como herramienta de valorización para el sector: el caso de Barcelona como centro de referencia en gastronomía y distribución (VALORA).Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Economia i Coneixement
01/07/201531/12/2015Impacto del escándalo de la carne de caballo sobre el consumo de carne en cataluñaGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
15/05/201519/12/2018Tender de la DG Health and Food Safety's. Better Training for safer food (Chafea/2014/BTSF/02)AINIA (INST.TECN.AGROALIMENTARIO)
05/05/201531/12/2018TOPPS Water protectionECPA,EUROPEAN CROP
01/04/201531/03/2019Diversity of local pigs breeds and production systems for high quality traditional products and sustainable pork chainsCommission of European Communities
01/02/201531/01/2019Diversity of local pig breeds and production systems for high quality traditional products and sustainable pork chainsEuropean Commission. Directorate-General for Research
02/01/201501/04/2015Alternativas separación rafia-vegetalFERROVIAL SERVICIOS, S.A.
01/01/201531/12/2017Identificación y prevención del riesgo químico en agricultura. Impacto holístico de la calidad ambiental en la incorporación de contaminantes en cultivos a escala realMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
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
01/01/201931/12/2021Estrategias de gestión de la luz para maximizar la productividad de Ulva en los sistemas IMTA-RAS y para promover efectos probiótics inducidos por la microbiiotaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/12/201801/11/2019Diversificació i millora del valor afegit en cultius ecològics d'enciam (Lactuca sativa L.) a partir de germoplasma tradicional i exòtic: una aproximació participativaGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
01/11/201831/10/2020DEVELOPMENT OF A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ENHANCING THE USE OF ICT TOOLS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURECommission of European Communities
20/09/201820/09/2020Foment del cultiu de mongetes a Catalunya mitjançant conserves innovadores per a la DOP Mongeta del GanxetGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
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.
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O004 Producción de cultivos de huertos y capacitación agrícola para la mejora alimentaria, así como de los recursos económicos y ambientales de la Casa de Acogida Balmandir Bhimphedi - Fase II.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
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.
01/02/201830/06/2019Demostració pràctica de l'aplicabilitat de mapes de vegetación per a l'aplicació variable de productes fitosanitaris a la vinya. Reducció de l'ús de plaguicides i disminució de la contaminacióGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
05/01/201831/12/2019Conveni marc - Evaluación del recurso geotermia de baja temperatura para el incremento de la producción agrícola en invernaderosAgencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)
01/01/201831/12/2020Estrategias de gestión de germoplasma vegetal resistente a Meloidogyne para evitar la selección de virulenciaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/10/201714/10/2020On-line Quality Assurance and EUR-ACE Accreditation of Engineering Programmes in Mediterranean AreaCommission of European Communities
02/10/201701/03/2021Discriminació varietat mitjançant espectroscòpia de l'infraroig properAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
26/06/201725/06/2021El sistema hidroacolchado-suelo a escala reducida: valoración de la durabilidad y la resistencia del hidroacolchado, de sus efectos sobre propiedades físicas del sueloMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
05/05/201704/05/2018Efecte combinat de la dosi de melassa i de microorganismes inductors de la resistència vegetal sobre el nematode Meloidogyne sp., la microbiota del sòl i la productivitat vegetalGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
22/03/201731/12/2018Conveni 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. Primera addenda.Consell Regulador de la IGP Torró d'Agramunt
15/03/201731/12/2018Estudio de la biología de Meloidogyne y eficacia de agentes de control biológicoBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
01/01/201731/12/2020Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranesCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/12/2019DINAMICA DE LA ACUMULACION DE ANTIBIOTICOS, METALES Y GENES DE RESISTENCIA BACTERIANA EN CULTIVOS AGRICOLAS POR FERTILIZACION ORGANICA. IMPLICACIONES EN LA PRODUCCION VEGETALMinisterio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad
01/07/201631/12/2016Valorización de la Acuicultura a través de una Comunicación Efectiva (Vale+)Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Economia i Coneixement
20/06/201611/09/2016Efficacy of Experimental Formulations against Meloidogyne Incognita on Cucumber, and Crop ToleranceBAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
20/06/201631/12/2016Informe tècnic modificació DOP Mongeta GanxetDepartament d'Agricultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
01/05/201630/04/2017Efecte de la Melassa sobre el Nematode Meloidgyne sp., la microbiota del sòl i la productivitat vegetalGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
21/04/201601/11/2017Selecció de varietats d'enciam (Lactuca sativa L.) per a les explotacions agrícoles ecològiques: una comparativa de varietats locals i milloradesGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
15/03/201614/05/2017Receptors TAS2R i aplicacions cosmètiquesPROVITAL, S.A.
01/01/201631/12/2018Fostering water agriculture reuse in MaltaCommission of European Communities
01/01/201631/12/2018Conciliando biodiversidad y producción: Efecto de la diversidad de la flora arvense sobre la producción y calidad del trigoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora de la Mongeta de Castellfollit del Boix 2016Ajuntament de Castellfollit del Boix
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora de la Mongeta de Castellfollit del Boix Consell Comarcal del Bages 2016Consell Comarcal del Bages
01/01/201631/12/2016Millora Genètica de la Mongeta Tendra 2016Cooperativa Progrés Garbí
01/01/201631/12/2016Multiplicación de la colección española de judía del Centro de Recursos Fitogenèticos del INIAInstituto Nacional Investigaciones Agrarias
09/12/201531/01/2016Donación BASF congreso IAPA'16BASF ESPAÑOLA, S.L.
01/12/201531/01/2016Donación Solcera congreso IAPA'16SOLCERA
04/11/201531/01/2016Donación AAMS-Salvarani congreso IAPA'16AAMS-SALVARANI BVBA
28/10/201531/01/2016Donación TeeJet al International Advances on Pesticide Application Congress – IAPA 2016.TEEJET TECHNOLOGIES
27/10/201501/02/2016Donación Pulverizadores FEDE al International Advances on Pesticide Application Congress – IAPA 2016.PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.
23/10/201531/01/2016Donación AGRIARCO congreso IAPA'16AGRIARCO IBÉRICA S.A.
23/10/201531/01/2016Donación SYNGENTA congreso IAPA'16SYNGENTA AG. ENVIRON.FATE & EXPOSUR
01/10/201530/09/2019Skin healthcare by innovative nanocapsulesCommission of European Communities
15/09/201531/05/2017Subcontractació del projecte Healthy Crop, Healthy Environment, Healthy Finances (H30)PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.
01/09/201531/12/2015Mejora de la Producción en Fases Tempranas de Especies de la Acuicultura Mediterránea Mediante Un Ejercicio Moderado y Sostenido: Transferencia del Proceso y Valorización del ProductoXarxa de Referencia d'R+D+i en Aqüicultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
05/08/201531/03/2016Efficacy o experimental formulations against Meloidogyne incognita on tomato under semi-field conditions.BAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
01/07/201531/12/2015Análisis de la percepción del producto de la acuicultura como herramienta de valorización para el sector: el caso de Barcelona como centro de referencia en gastronomía y distribución (VALORA).Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Economia i Coneixement
01/07/201531/12/2015Impacto del escándalo de la carne de caballo sobre el consumo de carne en cataluñaGeneralitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Agricultura, Ramaderia i Pesca
15/05/201519/12/2018Tender de la DG Health and Food Safety's. Better Training for safer food (Chafea/2014/BTSF/02)AINIA (INST.TECN.AGROALIMENTARIO)
05/05/201531/12/2018TOPPS Water protectionECPA,EUROPEAN CROP
01/04/201531/03/2019Diversity of local pigs breeds and production systems for high quality traditional products and sustainable pork chainsCommission of European Communities
01/02/201531/01/2019Diversity of local pig breeds and production systems for high quality traditional products and sustainable pork chainsEuropean Commission. Directorate-General for Research
02/01/201501/04/2015Alternativas separación rafia-vegetalFERROVIAL SERVICIOS, S.A.
01/01/201531/12/2017Identificación y prevención del riesgo químico en agricultura. Impacto holístico de la calidad ambiental en la incorporación de contaminantes en cultivos a escala realMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación

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

    Up