Elisabet Perona-Vico

Elisabet Perona-Vico
Universitat de Girona | UDG · Institute of Aquatic Ecology

PhD

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Introduction
I’d like to understand the extraordinary in our world using science and, being able to contribute actively in our fast-changing society. I started my academic career studying biology and I specialized in molecular and applied biology. In my doctoral thesis, I’ve been studying the microorganisms involved in microbial electrosynthesis and its abilities and activities in bioelectrochemical systems. I’m concerned about and committed to education, equality, sustainability, and climate change.
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September 2018 - January 2022
Universitat de Girona
Position
  • PhD Candidate
Description
  • Application of bioelectrochemical systems for the in-situ production of hydrogen in biocathodes and, for microbial electrosynthesis. Characterization of biofilm formation into cathode surfaces of different bacterial strains using qPCR analysis. Development of molecular tools for genetic engineering of bacterial strains. Collaborating with the Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUiA) for the characterization of complex microbial communities via 16S rRNA sequencing.
November 2017 - August 2018
Universitat de Girona
Position
  • Researcher in formation
Description
  • Molecular analysis of the relative expression of genes putatively involved in extracellular electron transfer mechanism in a methanogenic complex microbial community. Performing nucleic acids extraction, cDNA synthesis, primer design and RT-PCR analysis. Application of bioelectrochemical systems for the in-situ production of hydrogen in biocathodes.
Education
September 2018 - January 2022
Universitat de Girona
Field of study
  • Biotechnology
October 2016 - July 2017
Universitat de Girona
Field of study
  • Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
September 2012 - June 2016
Universitat de Girona
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (5)
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New strategies in inoculation and operation of bioelectrochemical systems were used to advance in the steering of bio-electro carbon dioxide (CO2) recycling towards chemical compounds. First, the preparation of microbe coated biocathodes ex-situ with putative electroactive species with CO2 as sole carbon source was assayed. Second, CO2 feeding stra...
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Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) for bioelectro carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) recycling is an interesting and sustainable opportunity to exploit off gases from industrial facilities and convert them into valuable energy sources....
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Hydrogen is a key intermediate element in microbial electrosynthesis as a mediator of the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) into added value compounds. In the present work we aimed at studying the biological production of hydrogen in biocathodes operated at − 1.0 V vs. Ag/AgCl, using a highly comparable technology and CO2 as carbon feedstock. Ten b...
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Many industrial combustion processes produce carbon dioxide (CO 2) at high temperature, which may be electrically recycled into valuable chemicals using microorganisms as catalysts. However, little attention has been paid to handle the remaining heat of these processes as an alternative to increase CO 2 fixation and production rates. Thus, this stu...
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Electromethanogenesis is the bioreduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) utilizing an electrode as electron donor. Some studies have reported the active participation of Methanobacterium sp. in electron capturing, although no conclusive results are available. In this study, we aimed at determining short-time changes in the expression leve...

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BioRECO2VER - Biological routes for CO2 conversion into chemical building blocks http://bioreco2ver.eu/