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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Enviaments recents

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

Borraz Martínez, Sergio (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 (Data de defensa: 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 ...

Flowering native weeds for the conservation of wild pollinators in agroecosystems 

Morrison, Jane H. (Data de defensa: 2018-06-29)

Concerns about a global decline in pollinators have called for more knowledge about the drivers of wild pollinator abundance and diversity in agroecosystems. Agricultural intensification has been identified as the main ...

Improvement of spray application process in greenhouse tomato crop : assessment of adapted spraying technologies and methods for canopy characterization 

Llop Casamada, Jordi (Data de defensa: 2017-07-20)

Vegetable production in greenhouses is an important and productive economic activity for agricultural businesses in Southern Europe. One of the most risky factors affecting this activity is the use of plant protection ...

Fate and effects of waterborne contaminants of emerging concern in the soil-plant system : impact of biochar soil amendment to mitigate their plant uptake 

Hurtado Cervera, Carlos (Data de defensa: 2017-07-14)

Water scarcity is an issue of global concern due to the increase of the population and the climate change, which both increase the water demand. Many arid and semiarid countries are facing high water stress and the use of ...

Viscosidad en la dieta de pacientes diagnosticados de disfagia orofaríngea 

García González, María Luisa (Data de defensa: 2017-06-28)

This doctoral thesis is based on professional experience with patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. This clinical syndrome, which is highly prevalent in the health and social environment, with very diverse etiologies is ...

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