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SETAC Europe. 34th Annual Meeting


The IRNAS-CSIC researcher, Jose Julio Ortega Calvo, is the chairman of the scientific program of the 34th SETAC Europe congress in FIBES, Seville (May 5-9, 2024). It will be a premier international event, with the participation of approximately 2,500-3,000 delegates from around the world. Dr. Ortega was president of SETAC Europe in 2016/2017.

Interview with Dr. José Carlos del Río in the journal CSIC Investiga

The scientific informative journal CSIC Investiga publishes an interview with Dr. José Carlos del Río in its special volume dedicated to renewable energies. The group of Dr. Jose Carlos del Río (Plant Biomass – Valorization and Uses) has long expertise in the valorization of plant biomass for the production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials, which […]

A Bronze Age stela, object of a multidisciplinary research with the participation of a member of IRNAS

December 2021 issue of the prestigious Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports publishes in open access the paper The Cañaveral de León stela (Huelva, Spain). A monumental sculpture in a landscape of settlements and pathways.

Among the authors of this work is te member of IRNAS’ Research Group Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage Miguel Ángel Rogerio […]

IRNAS’ Research Group Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage studies the microbial communities of El Castillo Cave

Under the title of «Cueva de El Castillo: Estudio de las comunidades microbianas responsables de las manchas verdes que cubren el área de la cueva denominada Panel de las Superposiciones o Panel de Polícromos», the members of Irnas’ Research Group Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage have submitted to the Ministry for Universites, Equity, Culture and […]

Lignin-like fractions characterized in ancestral plants

An investigation led by Jorge Rencoret (IRNAS) and Angel T. Martínez (CIB) reveals, by using advanced analytical techniques, the composition and structure of lignin-like fractions in primitive plants. In this study, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, researchers from CSIC and the universities of Alcalá and Tokyo have participated.



Kick-off meeting of the transcontinental project “SteamBioAfrica” funded by the European Union and coordinated by an IRNAS (CSIC) researcher

On September 29/30 2021, the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) hosted a hybrid kick-off meeting for the EU “SteamBioAfrica” project (grant agreement 101036401) “Innovative Large-Scale Production of Affordable Clean Burning Solid Biofuel and Water in Southern Africa: Transforming Bush Encroachment from a Problem into […]

Researchers from IRNAS study the biodeterioration of the wall paintings of the Salón de Reinos

The IRNAS researchers Valme Jurado, José Luis González Pimentel, Bernardo Hermosín and Cesáreo Saiz Jiménez have just published the paper Biodeterioration of Salón de Reinos, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain in the scientific journal Applied Sciences. This study incides in the research of the microbial communities involved in the biodeterioration of the mural paintings […]

Reseachers from IRNAS discover Paracoccus onubensis, a novel alphaproteobacterial species

Last August 13th it was published, in vol. 71 of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, by the Microbiology Society, the paper intitled Paracoccus onubensis sp. nov., a novel alphaproteobacterium isolated from the wall of a show cave, written by Sara Gutierrez-Patricio, Jose L. Gonzalez-Pimentel, Ana Zelia Miller, Bernardo Hermosin, Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez y […]

Characterization of the first lignin peroxidase of a “mushroom” of the Agaricales order

Recreación de la interacción entre el polímero de lignina y el triptófano catalítico de ApeLiP de Agrocybe pediades, y análisis cinético que muestra la capacidad de la enzima para sustraer electrones de la lignina.

A recent investigation result of the collaboration between the group “Vegetable biomass – Use and valorization” of the Institute […]

Ana Miller, investigadora del IRNAS-CSIC, lidera la campaña de muestreo en los tubos de lava de Lanzarote del proyecto TUBOLAN.