Research Lines 2018-06-26T15:42:13+00:00

Research Lines

Research Lines

Find here the Research Lines developed in our doctorates, and the links to know more about each

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology

1.1 Molecular biology of RNA and proteins
1.2 DNA damage
1.3 Gene expression and applications
1.4 Genetics of marine organisms

2.1 Evolutionary biology
2.2 Microalgae
2.3 Plant physiology
2.4 Vertebrate neuroanatomy

3.1 Clinical microbiology and infectious pathologies
3.2 Human genetics and genetic toxicology
3.3 Tissue engineering
3.4 Research in rheumatology
3.5 Aging and inflammation


PhD in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry

  • Lanthanide complexation with technological and medical applications
  • Selective complexation of heavy metals
  • Macrocyclic coordination chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry and selective complexation of anions and metabolites
  • Computational chemistry applied to coordination compounds
  • Synthesis and reactivity of organometallic compounds
  • Applications of organometallic compounds
  • Self-assembly led by metal ions
  • Isolation, characterization and synthesis of natural products and analogs Novel methodologies in structural characterization by NMR
  • Organometallic catalysis and sustainable chemistry. Synthesis of bioactive compounds
  • Stereoselective synthesis and molecular modellingBioinorganic chemistry
  • Design and synthesis of Vitamin D and analogs
  • In Vitro studies of cellular oxidation processes
  • Theoretical characterization of reaction mechanisms
  • Reactivity in ionic liquids
  • Chemical kinetics: nitrosation and hydrolysis reactions; catalysis in micro-heterogeneous media; simulation of enzymatic catalysis.
  • Synthesis and structural and microstructural characterization of materials including mixed oxides, inorganic-organic hybrids and nanomaterials, among others
  • Study of the properties of functional and multifunctional materials
  • Lignocellulosic materials
  • Rheology and processing of polymeric materials
  • Development of active polymers for food.
  • Photochemistry of compounds with environmental interest
  • Bioadsorption
  • Waste water treatment by anaerobic digestion
  • Development of sustainable bioprocesses for treatment of gaseous effluents and waste water
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Development of analytical methodologies for the determination of chemical substances in the fields of industry, the environment and the food and agriculture sector
  • Chemometrics and quality assurance.

PhD in Nanomedicine

> Manufacture of nanostructures based on metallic nanoparticles for diagnosis and detection (USC/UDC/UVigo)

> Solid state chemistry and materials (UDC)

> Thermal and rheological properties of materials (UDC)

> Modulation of transcription and processing of RNA (UDC)

> In vitro study of cellular oxidation processes (UDC)

> Magnetism and nanotechnology (USC)

> Bioactive Nanomaterials and Molecules (USC)

> Nanotechnology and infectious diseases (USC)

> Nanotoxicology and immunotoxicity (UVigo)

> Interaction of quantum atomic clusters with living material (USC/UVigo)


PhD in Advanced Biotechnology

> Treatment and biotransformation of industrial effluents (liquids, gases) to bioproducts

> Management and treatment of organic wastes, composting, minimisation of waste and clean technologies

> Biobanks

> Search, expression, production and engineering of proteins with biotechnological applications

> Biotechnological Treatment of industrial wastes

> Physiologic mechanisms of resistance to diseases and development of plants

> Nutraceutical compounds in horticultural crops

> Systems biology

> Interdisciplinary research related to the quality control and assessment of the physicochemical properties of fuels and lubricants

> Implementation of the Total Quality Management and risks prevention in several fields

> Development and use of molecular markers and chromosome studies for the analysis of populations

> Reconstruction of genealogies and phylogenies

 > Microbial Biotechnology

> Plant Biotechnology

> Healthcare Biotechnology

> Bioprocesses applied to “Green” chemistry and environment

> Analytical tools for the analysis and confirmation of chemical compounds of biotechnological interest

> Bioelectroanalysis: modified electrodes, bionanotechnology and applications

> Obtaining of new compounds and nanomaterials with biological applications


PhD in Environmental Science and Technology

> Characterization and monitoring of environmental pollutants. Air quality, water, marine environment. Food safety.
Environmental Education: chemical-analytical aspects.
Radiological environmental monitoring.

> Radon in Galicia’s homes.

> Application of constructed wetlands for domestic and industrial effluents treatment.

> Chemical utilization of plant biomass.

> Environmental law.

> Soil quality.

> Response to heavy metals in microalgae.

> Disposal / recovery of eco-toxic metals in effluents by combination of electrochemical and biological techniques.

> Chemical speciation calculations in the fields of geochemistry, oceanography and natural waters.

> Degradation of compounds of environmental concern.

> Elucidation of mechanisms of oxidation of compounds of environmental concern.

> Renewable energy.

> Bio-film sewage treatment technologies.

> Sewage treatment technologies in small towns.

> Modelling of wastewater treatment processes.

>Isotopic Biogeochemistry (pending for inclusion)

> Bioremediation by microalgae (pending for inclusion)


PhD in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology