Dr. Carlos Garbisu is the Head of the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources at NEIKER-Tecnalia (The Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development, Spain) where he leads the Soil Microbial Ecology Group…
Julen Urra is research technician at Conservation of Natural Resources Department (Soil Microbial Ecology Group), NEIKER-Tecnalia, in which he is also doing his PhD thesis on the impact of organic amendments on agricultural soil health, under the supervision of Dr. Iker Mijangos and Dr. Carlos Garbisu.
Leire Jauregi is currently doing her PhD thesis at Conservation of Natural Resources Department (Soil Microbial Ecology Group), NEIKER-Tecnalia, on the utilization of molecular techniques for the assessment of biodiversity and functionality of agricultural soils , under the supervision of Dr. Lur Epelde and Dr. Carlos Garbisu.
Oihane Salazar is a technician working at Conservation of Natural Resources Department (Soil Microbial Ecology Group), NEIKER-Tecnalia. She is currently currently working on indicators of functional susainability encouraging soil health.
Anders Lanzen: Our favourite bioinformatician is currently working in our sister institute AZTI thanks to an Ikerbasque fellowship. He has jumped from the land to the sea!
Iker Mijangos: Iker is currently working as a firefighter. Nonetheless, he keeps on collaborating with us; in this respect, at the moment, he is co-directing Julen Urra´s PhD thesis and also leading the SALUGANDA project. Besides, as expected, he keeps on applying sustainable agricultural practices in his own farm!!
Aritz Burges: Dr. Burges finished his PhD thesis entitled “Microbial indicators for the assessment of the impact of metal contamination and phytoremediation on soil health”. He is currently doing a post-doc in Bordeaux under Dr. Michel Mench´s supervision.
Enaitz Muguerza: Enaitz is currently teaching in a school. We miss her a lot!!
Maite Gómez-Sagasti: Maite is currently doing a post-doc in the group of Prof. Txema Becerril from the University of the Basque Country. Luckily, thanks to our on-going collaboration with such group, we keep on seeing and working with Maite regularly.
Oihane Muñiz: Oihane is doing her PhD thesis at AZTI, following her dream to do research on marine biology.
Borja Muñoz-Leoz: Borja is living in Tarragona (Spain) where he teaches in a school. He recently got married. We miss him a lot!!
Javier Hernández-Allica: Javi is currently working at Rothamsted Research Institute (UK) with Prof. Steve McGrath. From time to time, he visits the Basque Country and we have beers together. Best luck Javi!!