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Julen Urra

Julen Urra is currently doing his PhD thesis at the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (Soil Microbial Ecology Group), NEIKER-Tecnalia, on the selection and characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) and their implementation on sustainable agriculture, under the supervision of Dr. Iker Mijangos and Dr. Carlos Garbisu.

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Former members

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!

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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!!

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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.

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Enaitz Muguerza: Enaitz is currently teaching in a school. We miss her a lot!!

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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.

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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!!

 


GROUP PICTURES

2009

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2010

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2011

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2014

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2017

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