The line aims to study the interaction between microalgae and bacteria from biochemical, physiological, and molecular approaches to elucidate mechanisms that intervene and modulate the mutualistic association. The ultimate purpose of this line is the development of biotechnological production systems.

Research areas

  • Basic science studies on the interaction between microalgae and plant growth-promoting bacteria 
  • Use of microalgae-bacteria consortia for wastewater treatment
  • Evaluation of microalgae-bacteria consortia on enhancing assimilation and recycling of nutrients generated in production systems
  • Use of microalgae-bacteria consortia to increase eco-efficiency in aquaculture and agro-aquaculture systems
  • Study of the phycosphere of freshwater and marine microalgae using molecular tools
  • Assesment the effect of the microbial component present in the phycosphere of freshwater and marine microalgae on their physiology and metabolic performance.on their physiology and metabolic performance