Biotechnological Hub of the NIB (BTH-NIB)

The purpose of the investment project BTH-NIB is the assurance of the appropriate infrastructural conditions for the use of research and developmental opportunities in the fields of operation of the NIB.

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Dr. Ion Gutierrez Aguirre

Working place: Scientific Counsellor

Telephone number: +386 (0)59 23 28 15
Department: Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology

Biochemist with a PhD in Molecular Biology and transformed into environmental virologist. Leader of the Program: P4P0407 Environmental and appliccative virology: viruses, friend and foes. Experienced on the concentration, detection and quantifi cation of viruses in environmental water samples.
• 1998-2003: PhD at the University of Basque country. Area: Pore forming toxins from sea anemones.
• 2003-2005: Postdoc at the Uiversity of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Chair of biochemistry. Area: Perforin pore
forming mechanism research.
• 2005 present day: Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology, NIB. Areas: plant virology, environmental
virology, wastewater based epidemiology.
1. Virus concentration from water
2. Virus quantifi cation
3. Virus purifi cation
4. Real time quantitative PCR and digital PCR
5. Chromatography.
6. Virus inactivation
7. Wastewater based epidemiology
Creative and intuitive researcher, communicative, social and funny, good writer.
Have fun solving scientific questions as part of a group of enthusiastic researchers.
• Zei prize in 2020 for outstanding achievements in virology.
• Head of the research programme »Environmental and applicative virology«
• Part of the Coordination team of the EU MSCA network »INEXTVIR«
• 2003: PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular biology, University of Basque country, Spain
• 1998: bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, University of Basque Country, Spain
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