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Jose Julio Ortega-Calvo, researcher at IRNAS-CSIC, has been recently re-elected, through his nomination by SETAC Europe and a vote in his category, as the representative in the academia stakeholder category for the Stakeholder Bureau of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the next three years. Six stakeholder groups are represented in this Bureau […]

A member of IRNAS participates in the multidisciplinary research on Mirasiviene stela (Lora del Río, Seville, Spain)

Iberian ‘warrior’ stelae have captured the imagination of researchers and the public for more than a century. Traditionally, stelae were considered ‘de-contextualised’ monuments, and research typically focused on the study of their iconography, paying little or no attention to their immediate contexts. As a result, despite the large number of these stelae known to date […]

Probioma, transnational project coordinated by IRNAS, launches its website

Prospection in Subterranean Environments of Microbial Bioactive Compounds with potential use in Medicine, Agriculture and Environment (PROBIOMA), a transnational research project funded by FEDER coordinated by Prof. Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, from IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” has started the website that will disseminate their contents and activities until december 31st 2021, completion date […]

A member of IRNAS research group Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage takes part in an important multidisciplinary stuy on the prehistoric stela of Almargen

The paper, published by the prestigious british journal Cambridge Archaeological Journal, is signed by prestigious international researchers, also including Dr. Miguel Ángel Rogerio Candelera, a member of the IRNAS Research Group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” examines how monuments with ‘local’ idiosyncrasies are key in processes of place-making and how, through persistence, such places can […]

Researchers from IRNAS determine that drought can reduce the damage caused by exotic pathogens

Climate change and exotic pests and pathogens are main drivers of forest decline worldwide. In the Iberian Peninsula, this decline mainly affects evergreen Quercus species of high economic and ecological importance such as cork oak (Quercus suber) and holm oak (Quercus ilex). These species are threatened by the combined effects of the exotic […]

Researchers at the IRNAS (CSIC) publish in Nature an experimental study on climate change and species coexistence

A group of four researchers at the IRNAS (two of them recently moved to the Universities of Jaén and Cádiz), have combined theoretical advances in modern coexistence theory with experimental evaluation of species competition with the aim to increase our understanding on the functional mechanisms of community assembly under climate-induced shifts that might occur […]

Meeting of the European Project SUSBIND

The Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) hosted on 19-21 February, the first technical meeting of the SUSBIND European Project on “Development and pilot production of SUStainable bio-BINDer systems for wood based panels”, which started on 1 May 2018. This is a […]

8th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms (ISMOM2019)

During June 23 to 28, 2019, the “8th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms (ISMOM2019) organized by Heike Knicker and Francisco Gonzalez Vila of the IRNAS, will take place in Seville. This symposium is part of a series of international symposia organized by the Commission 2.5 (Soil chemical, […]

Bacillus onubensis, a new bacteria isolated from Gruta de las Maravillas

Along the last two decades, a progressive bacterial and fungal colonization has been detected in show caves and rock art caves, including the world wide known Altamira (Spain) and Lascaux (France) caves. Andalusian caves were n ot being controlled from the microbiological point of view, and for this reason we proposed the research project RMN […]


The Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (IRNAS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) hosted on 15-16 November the first technical meeting of the European project WoodZymes (Extremozymes for wood-based building blocks: from pulp mill to board and insulation products), which started on June 1, 2018. WoodZymes is a Research […]