Paula López-Sendino

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Paula López-Sendino is a graduate in Biology by the University of Barcelona. She is currently working as a technician at the ICM, mainly in laboratory duties related to microsatellites of Corallium rubrum and Paramuricea clavata, as well as using Arpenteur program in order to calculate size structure of red coral populations from Scandola Marine Reserve. She had previously worked for the Ecology Department at the University of Barcelona (UB) and at the Center for Advanced Studies in Blanes (CEAB).  In the past she had participated in long-term biological monitoring at the Medes Islands, Montgrí and Baix Ter Natural Park, Cap de Creus Natural Park and Port-Cros National Park (France), and also had collaborated in the invasive seaweeds monitoring along the Catalan coast and Cabrera National Park. Her skills embrace population genetics and other molecular techniques (Genetic libraries, T-RFLP’s, CARD-FISH…) applied to diversity studies of microbial communities, microscopy (optical, confocal and epifluorescence) and other equipment (Flow cytometer, Cryostate, Microtome, Spectrophotometer).

Selected articles:

  • Erwin P, Coma R, López-Sendino P, Serrano E, Ribes M (2015) Stable symbionts across the HMA-LMA dichotomy: low seasonal and interannual variation in sponge-associated bacteria from taxonomically diverse hosts. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 (10) fiv115

  • Ribes M, Jiménez E, Yahel G, López‐Sendino P, Díez B, Massana R, Coma R (2012) Functional convergence of microbes associated with temperate marine sponges. Environmental microbiology 14 (5) 1224-1239


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