Seminar “Different problems, different approaches: from mussel to dolphin”.

  • Seminar
  • Dr. Diego Romero García
  • Organized by: IB
  • February 16, 2024, 12:00 pm
  • Auditorium of the Institute for Bioengineering Vinalopó building

Next 16/02/2024, at 12:00 h, will take place in the auditorium of the Institute of Bioengineering, located in the Vinalopó building of the Elche campus, a research conference entitled “Diverse problems, diverse approaches: from the mussel to the dolphin” within the program of seminars of the Master in Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the PhD Program in Bioengineering. The lecture will be given by Dr. Diego Romero García (University Professor) from the University of Murcia, and is organized by Prof. Miguel Ángel Sogorb Sánchez, researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering of the UMH. Prof. Diego Romero García focuses his research in the field of toxicology, has published 60 papers and has an h-index of 19.

Brief description of the talk.

“In this talk we will consider different problems to be addressed, from the point of view of Toxicology, in different marine species. Each species or group of species has specific problems related to marine pollution, due to the place where they live, feeding or conservation status. Therefore, it is necessary to approach each study with a particular perspective, which allows to obtain the maximum of information to make an adequate management of these problems.”

 

Seminar “Function of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in plants”.

  • Seminar
  • Dr. Javier Gallego Bartolomé
  • Organized by: IB
  • February 2, 2024, 12:00 pm
  • Auditorium of the Institute of Bioengineering Vinalopó building

0n 02/02/2024, at 12:00 h, will take place in the auditorium of the Institute of Bioengineering, located in the Vinalopó building of the campus of Elche, the research conference entitled “Function of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in plants” within the program of seminars of the Master of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the PhD Program in Bioengineering. The conference will be given by Dr. Javier Gallego Bartolomé (CSIC Senior Scientist), director of the Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression group of the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (UPV/CSIC, Valencia), and is organized by Prof. José Manuel Pérez Pérez, Professor of Genetics and researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering of the UMH.

Understanding the function of a SWI/SNF chromatin remodeler in plants

Summary of the talk: Over millions of years, eukaryotes evolved from unicellular to multicellular organisms with increasingly complex genomes and sophisticated gene expression networks. Consequently, chromatin regulators evolved to support this increased complexity. The ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers of the SWI/SNF family are multiprotein complexes that modulate nucleosome positioning and appear under different configurations, performing distinct functions. A recent comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the conservation of SWI/SNF subunits across eukaryotes allowed us to unravel an uncharacterized SWI/SNF complex in plants. The functional characterization of this remodeler by diverse genomics approaches indicates that it plays an important function in the control of nucleosome positioning and in the selection of the transcription initiation site over thousands of genes.

Javier Gallego-Bartolomé is an Agronomical Engineer who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He pursued his doctoral studies in the laboratory of Miguel Blázquez and David Alabadí at the IBMCP in Valencia, where he developed a keen interest in the environmental regulation of gene expression. Subsequently, he relocated to California to conduct research in the Chory lab at the Salk Institute in San Diego and the Jacobsen lab at UCLA in Los Angeles, specializing in chromatin regulation and epigenome engineering. Since 2020, he has been leading a research team at the IBMCP in Valencia, initially as a Ramón y Cajal researcher and more recently as a CSIC researcher. His laboratory primarily focuses on the epigenetic regulation of gene expression, with a significant emphasis on chromatin remodeling. For more information visit: https://jagalbar.wixsite.com/gallego-bartolome.

 

 

Seminar “Formulation of fermented milks from goat milk with natural probiotics from human breast milk: interest in disease prevention in today’s society”.

  • Seminar
    Drs. Manuel Olalla Herrera and Rafael Jesús Giménez Martínez
    Organized by: IB
    January 19, 2024, 11:30 am
    IDiBE Von Humboldt Seminar Room, Torregaitán-UMH Building

On 19/01/2024, at 11:30 am, a research conference entitled “Formulation of fermented milks from goat milk with natural probiotics from human breast milk: interest in the prevention of diseases in today’s society” will be held in the auditorium of the Institute of Bioengineering, located in the Vinalopó building of the Elche campus, as part of the program of seminars of the Master of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the Doctoral Program in Bioengineering. The conference will be given by Professors Rafael Jesús Giménez Martínez and Manuel Olalla Herrera, Professor and University Professor, respectively, from the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Granada (UGR). Prof. Olalla is also the coordinator of the Official Master of the UGR “Advances in Food Quality and Technology”. This conference is organized by Prof. Elena García, researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering of the UMH.

Brief description of the talk

“In recent years, research on probiotic microorganisms and their benefits (intestinal ecology, bioactive compounds…) has been developed. Many of these microorganisms are found in breast milk and that this is the most natural way to feed the newborn, allowing normal growth and development, in addition to containing compounds with biological activity that are of interest in the prevention of diseases in the medium or long term.

The dairy industry has developed milk formulas capable of substituting or complementing breast milk, with goat’s milk gaining special interest over cow’s milk. This milk is more digestive and presents fewer problems of allergies and intolerances. It has also aroused nutritional interest due to the presence of bioactive peptides with immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial or hypocholesterolemic activity. The project evaluates the bioactive potential and bioavailability after digestion of the compounds present in human milk, taking this food as a reference standard to develop foods based on goat’s milk, which after fermentation with strains of microorganisms isolated from breast milk is analyzed for the presence of bioactive compounds and evaluated for its potential health benefits. The results of the project will enable the formulation of fermented milks and establishment of the corresponding nutritional labeling and relevant health claims in accordance with EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).”

 

Seminar “Lyophilization and its application in PCR diagnostic kits”.

  • Seminar
  • Dra. María Badal Tejedor
  • Organized by: IB
  • January 12, 2024, 11:30 am
  • IDiBE Von Humboldt Seminar Room, Torregaitán-UMH Building

Next January 12, at 11:30h, a research conference entitled “Lyophilization and its application in PCR diagnostic kits” will take place in the Von Humboldt seminar room of IDiBE, located in the Torregaitán building of the Elche campus, within the program of seminars of the Master in Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the PhD Program in Bioengineering. The conference will be given by Dr. María Badal Tejedor, from the company Cepheid, and is organized by Prof. Enrique Roche Collado.

Brief description of the talk

“In certain pathologies, early diagnosis and in-situ results are essential. In this case, PCR molecular diagnostic tests require a comprehensive and easy to use system where the necessary temperature conditions, reagents and sample converge, and the reading of the result is fast. This method and detection system requires reagents of a biological nature in their active and stable form. For this, the biological components must be in solid form to ensure their stability at the time of use. Therefore, the biological material initially present in an aqueous solution must be dried without being exposed to high temperatures that would cause its inactivation. For this purpose, the freeze-drying process in the form of beads is essential. In this process the components are solidified and the aqueous medium is removed at freezing temperature. The freeze-drying process is complex and expensive, and its optimization is based on a detailed analysis of the behavior of the components in solution at certain pressure and temperature conditions.”