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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Alba Trueba


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Alba Trueba

Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow

I obtained a Bachelor degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Advanced Biotechnology from the University of A Coruña (UDC). After that I worked in the Environmental Chemical Engineering research group (EnQA-UDC), operating and optimizing bioreactors simulating hybrid lab-scale constructed wetlands for the treatment of winery effluents.
In 2015 I started my PhD (FPI fellowship from the Spanish Government) at the Industrial pollutant biodegradation and waste revalorization research group (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). My thesis work focused on the enrichment and characterization of two mixed bacterial cultures obtained from environmental samples containing strictly anaerobic bacteria capable of degrading halogenated compounds. I defended my thesis in 2018 and then stayed at the same group one more year and a half as a postdoc.
I enjoyed a postdoctoral research stay at the Department of Environmental Biotechnology at the Helmholzt Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (Germany) on the Geobiochemistry working group (enjoying a DAAD german grant). Currently, since January 2021 I am granted with a Juan de la Cierva- Formación grant from the Spanish Government to perform my research at the Biogroup (research line on micropollutants biodegradation)

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
Bundling the removal of emerging contaminants with the production of ligninolytic enzymes from residual streams
Magazine/book: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume: 106
Issue: 3
Pages: 1299–1311
Date of publication: 25/01/2022
Publishing house: Springer
ISBN: 1432-0614
Impact Index: 4.81
Quartil: Q1
DOI: link
Master Theses
Estudo dos procesos enzimaticos de biotransformacion do sulfametoxazol en condicións aerobias heterótrofas
Supervisors: Marta Carballa, Alba Trueba
Date: 07/07/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Congresses
Sulfamethoxazole triggers specific microbial activities under aerobic heterotrophic conditions: a metaproteomic approach
Authors: Alba Trueba
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Proceedings of 12th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2022
Date: 06/06/2022
The oxidative potential of the enzyme cocktail of Irpex lacteus as a biocatalytic tool for the transformation of emerging pollutants
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: III Bio Iberoamerica: Ibero-american congress on biotechnology
Date: 07/04/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)
Production of unspecific peroxygenase (UPO) from Agrocybe aegerita using residues from bioethanol production
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Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: III Bio Iberoamerica: Ibero-american congress on biotechnology
Date: 07/04/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)