Departament d'Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnologia

El Departament d’Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnologia és un departament multidisciplinari que està involucrat en un ampli ventall d’activitats i disciplines de recerca però la seva investigació està principalment enfocada a l’agricultura, la indústria agroalimentària i l’aqüicultura biotecnològica.


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Recent Submissions

Assessment of different strategies to reduce environmental fungicide contamination in vineyards 

Ortega Rioja, Paula (Date of defense: 2024-03-12)

(English) 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 ...

Understanding consumers' perceptions to stimulate aquaculture fish consumption in Europe 

López Mas, Laura (Date of defense: 2023-07-20)

(English) Fish can play a crucial role in feeding the growing global population and providing it with essential nutrients. However, the world’s fish stocks are limited and almost fully exploited. Consequently, aquaculture ...

Obtaining, characterizing and studying the in vitro bioavailability of different cation complexations for food fortification 

Mattar, Ghadeer (Date of defense: 2023-07-21)

(English) Although mineral chelates have been produced for more than 70 years, neither production methods nor optimum conditions are well specified. The solid evidence that the complexes are true chelates is still missing. ...

Improving monitoring and management of low-lying coastal areas with Sentinel-2 data: the Ebro Delta showcase 

Soriano González, Jesús (Date of defense: 2023-04-28)

(English) Coastal areas support important ecosystems with great ecological value, giving rise to countless resources increasingly exploited by humans. Understanding the processes occurring in both inland and aquatic ...

Desarrollo de modelos para la identificación de variedades y fitopatologías mediante técnicas fotónicas 

Borraz Martínez, Sergio (Date of defense: 2022-05-12)

In the cultivation of fruit trees, the most common is to work with cuttings. In this way, the grafted fruit tree variety offers specific fruit qualities and the rootstock offers certain agronomic and adaptation characteristics. ...

Biological control approaches of Meloidogyne spp. in vegetable crops : from application of selected antagonists to suppressive soils 

Ghahremani, Zahra (Date of defense: 2020-07-27)

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 ...

Tecnologías emergentes y agricultura de precisión en cultivos tridimensionales : implementación y mejora de las técnicas de aplicación de fitosanitarios en viña 

Campos Tobajas, Javier (Date of defense: 2021-07-28)

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 ...

Characterization of resistant Cucumis germplasm to manage root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp. 

Expósito Creo, Alejandro (Date of defense: 2021-02-05)

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 ...

Structure-function studies of bombesin and bradykinin receptors and their ligands for new therapeutic opportunities 

Rasaeifar, Bahareh (Date of defense: 2020-12-10)

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 ...

Uptake and metabolization of antibiòtics in crops 

Tadić, Đorđe (Date of defense: 2020-11-04)

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. ...

L’agricultura en els espais metropolitans : el cas de la Regió Metropolitana de Barcelona 

Recasens Gracia, Francisco Javier (Date of defense: 2020-09-16)

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 ...

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 

Girón Rojas, Emma Cecilia (Date of defense: 2020-09-10)

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 ...

Manejo integrado de plagas en legumbres almacenadas mediante el uso de atmósferas modificadas y de control biológico 

Iturralde García, Rey David (Date of defense: 2020-07-24)

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 ...

Influence of agricultural practices on the microbiome and the antibiotic resistance gene complement in soils, plants, and crops 

Cerqueira, Francisco Diogo de Almeida (Date of defense: 2020-06-08)

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 ...

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

Sans Molins, Sílvia (Date of defense: 2019-10-31)

Sensory and nutritional quality are key elements for consumers, providing added value to agri-food products. However, there is a general perception that horticultural products have lost their quality, especially their ...

Durability of resistance to Meloidogyne mediated by R-genes in solanaceous and cucurbitaceous crops 

García Mendívil, Helio Adán (Date of defense: 2019-10-29)

Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus, and eggplant, Solanum melongena, are two major crops commonly grafted onto resistant rootstocks for controlling soilborne diseases. However, there are currently no commercially ...

Natural enemies for the conservation biological control of Myzus persicae in Mediterranean peach orchards 

Aparicio del Moral, Yahana Michelle (Date of defense: 2019-07-23)

Peach and nectarine tree belongs to the species Prunus persica and is the third most produced fruit species in the world. Within Europe, Spain is a leading producer. Most of the crops are located in Catalonia (northeastern ...

Aspectos económicos y sociales de la desalación de acuíferos continentales a pequeña escala en el SE de España (Murcia & Alicante) y Siggiewi, Malta 

Aparicio del Moral, Jesús Omar (Date of defense: 2019-01-25)

The growing global demand for water, and as a consequence, the reliability of supply of resources, is a global priority, especially in areas with semi-arid climates, such as the Campo de Cartagena area, San Vicente del ...

Study and characterization of microstructural and physio-chemical properties of potato products for 3D food printing 

Dankar, Iman Talal (Date of defense: 2019-01-09)

3D food printing is a precise digitalized process that is based on monitoring the characteristics of the printed substrate in accordance with the process parameters. In this thesis mashed potatoes were first mixed with ...

Dynamics of chemical microcontaminants in peri-urban agriculture and evaluation of their potential impact on crops and human health 

Margenat Mas, Anna Maria (Date of defense: 2018-11-27)

Peri-urban agriculture carries out environmental, social and economic functions and services to the nearby urban areas. Nonetheless, most of these fields are impacted with organic and inorganic contaminants caused by ...

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