UAB Experts Guide for journalists
This guide contains a list of researchers from different areas of knowledge who put their expertise at the disposal of the media. If you need help in finding an expert for a specific subject or contacting with one of the members of our lecturing staff, please contact our Communication Unit by phone at (+34) 935868228 or by e-mail.
María Eugenia Suárez Ojeda
Research lines devotes to the: i) Recovery of biopolymers and other value-added products using mixed cultures, ii) Nitrogen removal using two-step systems based on partial nitritation and anammox, iii) Microbial ecology and iv) Biological treatment of industrial wastewater containing toxic and recalcitrant organic compounds. Treatment is approached using either continuous granular sludge bioreactors or sequencing batch reactors with suspended biomass.
Keywords: Valorisation of wastewaters, bioplastics, anammox, microbial ecology
Remo Suppi Boldrito
His research is oriented to, on the one hand, high performance simulation of agent-based models (ABM) of social applications such as movement of people in closed environments, emergency evacuation, spread of epidemics (Dengue/Zika). This objective is achieved using high-performance computing architectures such as local and cloud clusters (private and public). On the other hand, his work focuses to Big Data Processing: computing infrastructure and algorithms for the analysis, management and visualization of large data-sets (on-line and previously stored). His research activity is developed at the SGR HPC4EAS of the UAB.
Keywords: high performance simulation, high performance computing (HPC), ABM models, big data processing
Santiago Suriñach Cornet
He is an expert in the thermal analysis of materials.
Keywords: differential scannig calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry analysis, dilatometric analysis
Jordi Surrallés Calonge
His research interests are genetics and therapy of cancer-prone rare genetic syndromes with defective DNA repair with special focus in Fanconi anemia. He also investigates the genetics of familiar cancer syndromes and performs therapeutic research including gene and cell therapy approaches and cell-based drug screening platforms. A long term goal is to understand the mechanisms that maintain genome stability and protect us from disease, cancer, and ageing and to translate this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies.
Keywords: genomic instability, Fanconi anemia, BRCA1, BRCA2, DNA repair, mutation, genetic predisposition to cancer, rare diseases, diagnosis, therapy
Marta Tafalla González
Philosopher, specialized in environmental aesthetics, environmental ethics, animal ethics, human rights.
Keywords: landscape, garden, natural beauty, nature, biodiversity, environmental catastrophe, animal, non-human person, animal rights, human rights
Santiago Tejedor Calvo
Degree in Journalism (Extraordinary Mention) and a PhD in Journalism from the UAB, PhD in Project Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Author of books and articles on communication, education, journalism and technology. He is co-director of the Funiversity (www.funiversity.es), creator of the web tuAventura (www.tuaventura.org) and promoter of the AIKA education portal (www.aikaeducacion.com). Every year he travels with students from all over Spain with the Tahina-Can Expedition (www.tahina-can.org), which he coordinates. Research on cyberjournalism, media literacy, travel journalism, social networks, gamification and storytelling.
Keywords: cyberjournalism, media literacy, travel journalism, social networks, gamification, storytelling
She works as a researcher at the animal welfare grup from the vet school. Special interest in practical intervention strategies to improve welfare on farm and animal welfare education. Her research usually involves working with farmers and other stakeholders to develop practical, welfare friendly and sustainable methods of keeping farmed animals. Participation in projects to investigate the value of participatory approaches to innovation on different livestock sectors.
Keywords: animal welfare, veterinary sciences, behaviour, poultry, hens, pigs, cattle, red mite
Marina Tomàs Folch
Expert in organization, management and leadership in educational institutions and in the university in particular. He has developed with his team a line of research around the change of culture in universities and the need for an innovative culture. In many of her studies she has incorporated the gender perspective. His research is applied and uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Keywords: organizational culture, school, university, leadership, organization and management of education, innovation and gender
Pere Torner Pifarré
Expert on Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology. He is President of the Catalan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Keywords: traumatology, orthopaedic surgery, hip prosthesis, knee prosthesis
Joan Torregrosa Arús
Dynamical systems and ordinary differential equations. Qualitative theory of planar differential equations. Limit cycles and 16th Hilbert problem. Piecewise differential equations. Abel equations. Chebyshev systems and zeros of real functions.
Keywords: dynamical systems, ordinary differential equations, qualitative theory
Francesc Torres Canals
Expert in Micro and Nanosystems and Micro and Nanofabrication.
Keywords: MEMS, NEMS, electronics, microfabrication, nanofabrication
Lluís Tort Bardolet
Specialist in comparative animal physiology and expert in fish stress and the endocrine, metabolic and immune responses. His studies are connected to aquaculture, fish health and immunity, new diets supplemented with immunostimulants, prebiotics or probiotics, physico-chemical and biological conditions of water, recirculation systems and efficiency in aquatic production. His work on stress has included the effects of manipulations, high densities, contamination by metals or nanoplastics or social interactions among individuals. These studies are also the basis for assessing and regulating the animal welfare criteria in fish.
Keywords: stress, animal welfare, fish, aquaculture, immune response, endocrine response, animal welfare, stress indicators, welfare indicators, aquaculture production, fish farm