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Sabela Balboa


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Sabela Balboa

Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow

I obtained a degree in Biology in July 2004 from University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2012 I received my PhD degree in Microbiology with a FPI fellowship in the department of Microbiology at University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2013 I was awarded with a Postdoctoral grant from Xunta de Galicia and joined the Infection and Immunity department at Sheffield University (UK) for two years. In 2015, I re-joined the GIPA group and was awarded with a second Postdoctoral fellowship from Xunta de Galicia as PI of a small project. In 2019 I joined the CRETUS institute as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2020 I was awarded as principal investigator of a project in the “Proyectos I+D+i jóvenes investigadores” program (Mineco). Recently I have been awarded with the fellowship grant Distinguished researcher for talent retention postdoctoral fellowship, funded by Xunta de Galicia. My research career started with the study of the taxonomy and diversity of marine bacteria and the regulatory mechanisms of survival of bacteria associated to aquatic media. Nowadays, I study the bacterial diversity associated to the wastewater treatments with my main research line focused on the study of the bacteria degrading microplastics in the wastewater treatment plants.

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Sulfamethoxazole Enhances Specific Enzymatic Activities under Aerobic Heterotrophic Conditions: A Metaproteomic Approach
Magazine/book: Environmental Science & Technology
Date of publication: 08/09/2022
Publishing house: American Chemical Society
ISBN: 1064-3389
Impact Index: 11.75
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Engineering the outcome of cofermentation processes by altering the feedstock sugar-to protein ratio
Website: Minerva Link
Authors-Ext: R. Bevilacqua
Magazine/book: Environmental Science Water Research & Technology
Volume: 8
Pages: 1478–1488
Date of publication: 01/07/2022
Publishing house: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 2053-1419
Impact Index: 5.82
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D2
DOI: link
Projects
Study of the degradation of different types of plastics (myco- and macroplastics) by microorganisms associated with water treatment
Main researcher: Sabela Balboa
Financial organism: AEI (Ayudas Ramón y Cajal, Convocatoria 2021)
Reference: RYC2021-031220-I
Amount 42000.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/01/2023
Degrading-plastic bacterial communities in activated sludge from Waste water treatment plants (PlasticBugs)
Main researcher: Sabela Balboa
Working Group: Carlota Vijande
Financial organism: Spanish Government.
Reference: Retos-JIN.
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/11/2020
Congresses
Determination of microplastics in three wastewater treatment plants in north-western Spain
Authors-Ext: Massimo Lazzari
Type: Poster
Magazine/book: Book of abstracts of 6th IWA International Conference on eco-Technologies for wastewater treatment (EcoSTP 2023)
Date: 26/06/2023
Organization: Lequia, Universitat de Girona y Catalan Institute for Water Research
City: Girona (Spain)
Volatile fatty acid production from fish-canning industry effluents: the impact of salinity
Authors-Ext: Riccardo Bevilacqua
Type: Poster Presentation
Magazine/book: 17th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion (AD17)
Date: 19/06/2022
City: Michigan (United States)
Identifying key players involved in sulfamethoxazole and ibuprofen biotransformation under aerobic heterotrophic conditions
Authors: Sabela Balboa
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Proceedings of 12th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2022
Date: 06/06/2022
City: Santiago de Compostela (Spain)