Research Areas

Environmental virology

Because most infections are spread indirectly through contaminated surfaces or waters, limiting the viral dissemination in the environment represent a key strategy to prevent and control the spread of human viral diseases.

Thus, fomites, and reclaimed, irrigational, and food-processing waters are important targets of our investigations focusing to develop and assess rapid and sensitive molecular methods for the viral detection in these environmental complex matrices. As well, virus survival and disinfection procedures are to be defined to implement prevention and control strategies in different environmental settings.


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   HEV Occurrence in Waste and Drinking Water Treatment Plants
   Optimization of PMAxx pretreatment to distinguish between human norovirus with intact and altered capsids in shellfish and sewage samples


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Development a smart forewarning system to assess the occurrence, fate and behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and pathogens, in surface and coastal waters (FOREWARN)

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Towards the target indicators of the Viral Pathogen Diversity in water by Metagenome Analysis, VIRI-DIANA (AGL2017-82909)

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