Yelina Ortiz Perez obtained her Degree in Biology at the University of Alcala and her Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at the University of Cantabria. Yelina is currently doing her PhD at the Brucella Pathogenicity lab headed by Dr. Juan Mª Garcia Lobo at the IBBTEC (Santander, Spain). Yelina's project consists on the searching for Type IV Secretion System effectors and the characterization of lysozyme inhibitors.
Molecular Biology of Brucella Pathogenicity
- Brucella virulence factors (and their regulation).
- Metagenomics and microbial ecology
Our research group holds a long record of activity in the field of Molecular Microbiology. Our previous work in mechanisms of recombination and mobility of antibiotic resistance genes in medically important bacteria was followed by the analysis of molecular pathogenicity of Brucella giving significant contributions to new vaccines and epidemiological methods. By adopting high throughput methods and new generation sequencing we broadened our studies in Brucella and starting moving to the field of metagenomics and ambiental microbiology.
Control y seguimiento del biodeterioro y de las condiciones ambientales del agua de infiltracion y de las emisiones de gas radón de la cueva de Altamira" Ref.: 2018CC100242. Ministerio de Cultura y Deprte. Subdirección General de Museos Estatales. Duración 15/10/2018-01/09/2020.