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 […]

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 […]

IRNAS researchers receive the Cueva de Nerja Award

The contribution entitled “Research applied to the preventive conservation of the karstic system of La Garma (Omoño, Ribamontán al Monte, Cantabria)”, authored, among others, by IRNAS researchers Valme Jurado Lobo and Cesáreo Saiz-Jimenez, received last October 1st the Cueva de Nerja Award to the best communication presented to the 6th Spanish Congress on Touristic […]

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 […]

The conservation of the paintings of Altamira Cave, in danger

Last March 6th, the newspaper El Pais echoed the loss of pigments by washing in Polychromes Hall. This phenomenon, documented from 2014-2015, and still in action, was never detected in real time. The article is interested in the opinions of Sergio Sánchez Moral (from the Museum of Natural Sciences) and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, from IRNAS, […]

Trabajo realizado por investigadores del IRNAS premiado como mejor contribución científica durante el XVI Latin-American Congress on Chromatography (XVICOLACRO), (Lisboa, 5-9 Enero, 2016)

The work entitled Analytical pyrolysis (PY-GC/MS) and PY compounds specific isotopic analysis (PY-CSIA) as proxy for the characterization of coralloid speleothems from lava tubes has been awarded during the XVI Latin-American Congress on Chromatography held in Lisbon from 5th to 9th of January 2016 by the scientific committee of the congress with the award to […]

El Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte publica el informe del convenio para el estudio integral del estado de conservación de la cueva de Altamira y su arte paleolítico

The report, published as the number 24 of the prestigious book series “Monographs of the National Museum and Research Centre of Altamira”, has been finally published and could be assessed directly by the international scientific community. This book constitutes the crowning of the studies conducted in the cave by a research team which began working […]

Reunión del equipo involucrado en la conservación de la Cueva Pintada de Gáldar, con la presencia de un integrante del IRNAS

The 2nd Research Seminar Cueva Pintada, under the title “The conservation at Cueva Pintada: new techniques for old challenges ” was held at Gáldar (Gran Canaria) the days 5 and 6 of March, developing the work sessions of the research team as well as moments for sharing with the public the studies to be […]