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 […]

IRNAS experts show their works at the University of Bologna

Last March 22th, the members of IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez and Ana Z. Miller, offered the conferences “Microbiology and Cultural Heritage: the case of Rock Art caves” and “Characterization of cave sepeleothems and associated microbe-mineral interactions” at the Department of Biological and Geological Sciences of the University of Bologna […]

First Seminar on Biotechnology Applied to Cultural Heritage, with the participation of IRNAS

Last March 10th was the first edition of the Heritage Innovation Talks (HI TALKS) in Évora (Portugal), organized by the Hercules Lab of the University of Evora. The goal of the HI TALKS is to present and discuss emerging issues in the framework of the sciences of Cultural Heritage, with the participation of key researchers […]

The Ecological Society of America reviews recent research of IRNAS members

The prestigious international journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1540-9295), published by the Ecological Society of America publishes in the section Dispatches of last February issue a review (Volcanic caves contain mineral-munching microbes) on the paper recently published in Frontiers in Microbiology by a group of researchers of different countries, among them […]

El biodeterioro de los bienes culturales, a revista en Espacio Protegido

Canal Sur tv program “Espacio protegido” broadcasted last march 18th a report under the title of “The enemies of Cultural Heritage” in which Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, IRNAS Research Professor, talked about the biodeterioration of cultural assets. In this program, he showed biodeterioration effects on three Sevillian elements of Cultural Heritage dated in the Roman times: […]

Expertos del IRNAS estudian la aerobiología de la cueva de Castañar de Ibor

A consortium of three CSIC centres (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Institute of Geosciences and Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville) will perform a study on the geology, micro-environmental parameters and aerobiology of the cave by means of a contract recently signed by the Regional government of Extremadura and CSIC. The members of […]

Los responsables del deterioro de varias pinturas murales son microorganismos halófilos

Several monuments from central and south Europe show an intriguing rosy discolouration phenomenon on unknown origin. In order to have a complete vision of this biodeterioration process the microbial communities of three Austrian historical buildings with this problem were investigated by means of a combination of culture-dependent and –independent techniques and microscopy. The bacterial communities […]

La Cueva del Tesoro, protagonista del programa Espacio Protegido de Canal Sur

Last Sunday June 8th, a wide tv report on Cueva del Tesoro was broadcasted at “Protected Space”, a Canal Sur tv programme. The report enhances the research carried out at the cave by IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage”. The programme also covers a short interview to the Research Professor Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez on […]

La cueva del Tesoro de El Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga): un paraíso para la biodiversidad microbiana

The research carried out by the IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” at Cueva del Tesoro in the framework of the agreement signed with the City Council of El Rincón de la Victoria for the study on the development removal and cleaning of phototrophic organisms in the Cueva del Tesoro, have brought to […]

eldiario.es se hace eco de las investigaciones del IRNAS en la Cueva del Tesoro

The digital newspaper eldiario.es publishes in its section la cuadratura del círculo an article disseminating some results reached by the research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” at Cueva del Tesoro (El Rincón de la Victoria, Málaga).

The group is working in the cave from 2010, first in the framework of the research Project Microbial […]