Four AZTI women researchers are among the top 5,000 women working in Spanish institutions. This is according to the study carried out by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in its first ranking of the 5,000 Spanish and foreign women scientists doing research in Spanish organisations. This ranking has been carried out according to the indicators of their personal public profiles in Google Scholar, the search engine specialising in scientific content and bibliography.
The four researchers from AZTI appearing in the ranking are: Naiara Rodríguez Ezpeleta, Laura Alonso, Paula Jauregi and Maite Louzao.
After obtaining her PhD at the University of Montreal (Canada) and a postdoctoral stay in the UK working on the phylogeny of microbial eukaryotes she came back to Euskadi to work as a bioinformatician at CIC bioGUNE. After that, in 2011 she joined AZTI as a senior researcher, her main area of research being eco-evolutionary genomics applied to marine management.
She is currently immersed in population genetics studies to delimit management units and trace origins, and in the analysis of environmental DNA to determine the biodiversity of marine ecosystems. In this video she explains part of her work (in Spanish) and on her website you can find everything related to her research.
She holds a PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (Barcelona), specialising in Marine Microbial Ecology. Her research combines molecular, cellular and metabolic analysis in the study of the diversity and function of marine microorganisms, their mechanisms of adaptation to environmental conditions and their potential biotechnological applications.
He has participated in numerous European research groups, including stays at the University of Uppsala (Sweden), EMBL (Germany) and the University of Leicester (UK).
All his publications are available here.
An Ikerbasque researcher, Jauregi holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Reading (UK) where she has taught and led her research group for more than 20 years.
Her research focuses on the development of bioprocesses for the production of functional food ingredients such as proteins, peptides, carotenoids and polyphenols. In particular, he has focused on the development of new separation methods and/or processes and investigates the mechanisms underlying these separations in relation to the chemical and functional characteristics of bioproducts.
Lately, from the area of Efficient and Sustainable Processes, she is deeply involved in obtaining and characterising bioactive compounds from food by-products for their use as food ingredients, including the search for new sustainable protein sources.
Her publications are available here.
She graduated in Marine Sciences at the University of Vigo and obtained her PhD specialising in Conservation biology applied to the conservation of Mediterranean seabirds.. She has done postdoctoral stays at the University of Oviedo, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Chizé (France) or the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig (Germany).
Her research focuses on ecological modeling, spatial ecology, oceanography, population dynamics and ecosystem-based management approach for the conservation of marine top predators.
She is currently a senior researcher in Marine Ecosystem Functioning, focusing her work on the conservation of marine ecosystems and the impact of human activity on them.
Her Researchgate profile is available here. She is currently a senior researcher in Marine Ecosystem Functioning, focusing her work on the conservation of marine ecosystems and the impact of human activity on them.
Her Researchgate profile is available here.