Dr. Rosa de Llanos

Dr Rosa de Llanos (UJI) (ORCID: 0000-0002-7529-4651) has a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia and has 20 years of research experience in the area of ​​microbiology with biotechnological and biomedical applications. She has developed her research career in various centers of international relevance such as Michel Smith Lab Institute (British Columbia, Canada), Medical Research Institute (University of Aberdeen, UK) and Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, UK)). In Spain, she has developed her research at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Valencia. In 2020, Dr. De Llanos established herself as an independent researcher at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) through the Beatriz Galindo-junior talent attraction program. Currently, Dr. de Llanos directs the MicroBIO Group and focuses her research on the study of emerging opportunistic pathogens through the use of unconventional in vivo models (Galleria mellonella) as well as the search for new antimicrobial methodologies. In addition, Dr. de Llanos is responsible for the Microbiology laboratory validated by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) to perform diagnostic tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus by RT-qPCR at the UJI. The MicroBIO group actively participates in the development and execution of projects focused on the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical and environmental samples.