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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Sabela Balboa


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Sabela Balboa

Distinguished Researcher

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
Contracts
Optimización dos factores de vexetación circundante e iluminación ornamental para reducir o biodeterioro en fontes de interese histórico-artístico (FONTES)
Main researcher: Sabela Balboa
Financial organism: Axudas do Programa de Consolidación e Xunta de Galicia. Estruturación de Unidades de Investigación Competitivas Ano 2022
Partners: Patricia Sanmartín
Date of publication: 14/09/2022
Congresses
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)
Influence of salinity on the anaerobic microbiome of fermentation reactors
Authors-Ext: Riccardo Bevilacqua
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: ICBM4 (4th International Conference on Biogas Microbiology)
Date: 09/05/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)
Influence of operational conditions on the microbiome responsible of the anaerobic fermentation of protein-rich sidestreams
Authors-Ext: Riccardo Bevilacqua
Type: Oral presentacion
Magazine/book: ICBM4 (4th International Conference on Biogas Microbiology)
Date: 09/05/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)